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Things to Do in Lake Placid

No matter the season, there’s always something to do in Lake Placid. Year-round, our guests enjoy an abundance of ways to get outside and enjoy the Adirondack Park, experience new adventures at the area’s many attractions, and make new discoveries at our varied museums and historical sites.

Lake Placid Seasonal Activities

From exploring the Adirondacks when the weather warms to channeling your inner Olympian while exploring venues used during the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, explore all the possibilities for things to do during your Lake Placid vacation.


Rock and Ice Climbing
Person ice climbing.
High Peaks Mountain Adventures
Spin and Fly Fishing
Woman Holding a Fish
Lake House Blog: Spin Fishing on Horseshoe Pond
Bird Watching
Male Purple Finch
Adirondack Naturalist Company
Lake Placid Boating and Boat Tours
A Family Waterskiing
Lake Placid Marina and Boat Tours
Downhill Skiing
Skiing Down Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Dogsled Rides
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
Adirondack Natural History Museum
The Bird's Nest on the Wild Walk
The Wild Center
Horseback Riding
Two Women on Horseback
Emerald Springs Ranch
Scenic Flight Tours
Views of the High Peaks from a Plane
Adirondack Scenic Flights
Swimming
People Jumping into the Lake
Enjoy one of our four pools or take a dip in a local lake.
Watercraft
Girl in a Canoe
Kayaks, Pedal Boats and Stand Up Paddleboards
Golf
Signature Golf Courses with a Historic Past
Hiking
Hiking Trips for Every Activity Level
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking In and Around the Adirondacks
Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing
Person cross country skiing through wooded trail.
Cascade Cross Country Ski Center
Ice Skating
Woman lacing up ice skates.
Skate Historic Ice
Toboggan Chute
Lake Placid Toboggan Chute
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Adirondack Sleigh Rides
Adirondack Waterfalls
High Falls Gorge
Olympic Venues
Historic Olympic Venues
Catch a Movie at the Palace Theatre
Lake Placid Palace Theatre
4x4 Alpine Expeditions
4x4 Tour of Whiteface Mountain
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Olympic Museum
John Brown Farm
State Historic Site
Adirondack Museum
Ice Skate & Snowshoe Rental
Woman lacing up ice skates.
Lake Placid Skate Rental
Riverwalking
Adirondack Riverwalking
Paradox Takes the Taps | 5/27-29
Music, Food, Prizes and Paradox Brewery
Lake Placid Marathon | 6/11
Lake Placid Horse Shows | 6/27-7/9
I Love BBQ & Music Festival | 7/7-7/9
Fourth of July | 7/4
Parade, Fireworks, Live Music and more!
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