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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 six-million acre 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 Climbing and Ice Climbing
Person ice climbing.
High Peaks Mountain Adventures
Spin and Fly Fishing
Woman Holding a Fish
Blog: Spin Fishing on Horseshoe Pond
Bird Watching
Male Purple Finch
Blog: Bird Watching at Bloomingdale Bog
Lake Placid Boating and Boat Tours
A Family Waterskiing
Lake Placid Boating and Boat Tours
Downhill Skiing
Skiing Down Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain
Dogsled Rides
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
Dogsled Rides on Mirror Lake
The Wild Center
The Bird's Nest on the Wild Walk
Blog: A Wild Walk in the Clouds
Horseback Riding
Two Women on Horseback
Emerald Springs Ranch
Adirondack Scenic Flights
Views of the High Peaks from a Plane
Blog: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Swimming
People Jumping into the Lake
Enjoy one of High Peaks Resort's four pools or take a dip in a local lake.
Paddling
Girl in a Canoe
Kayaking, Canoeing, or Stand Up Paddleboarding
Golfing
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Rock Climbing
Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing
Person cross country skiing through wooded trail.
Cascade Cross Country Ski Center
Ice Skating
Take a Ride Down the Toboggan Chute
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
High Falls Gorge
Olympic Venues
Exploring Lake Placid’s Olympic Venues with the Olympic Sites Passport
Catch a Movie at the Palace Theatre
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Olympic Museum
John Brown’s Farm
Adirondack Museum
Ice Skate & Snowshoe Rental
Woman lacing up ice skates.
Lake Placid Skate Rental
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