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Find Your Center on an Adirondack Wellness Retreat

It's easy to get caught up in the stress of day-to-day life. Between work, housework, caring for your family, and maintaining a social life, it can seem like there is no time left to focus on yourself. Instead of letting your on-the-go lifestyle lead to burnout, take a pause and escape to the Adirondacks for a wellness retreat.

Published: 07/11/2019

Surrounded by pristine nature, Lake Placid is the perfect setting for a rejuvenating experience. Wherever you go you'll breathe fresh mountain air and enjoy gentle breezes blowing off sparkling lakes. For this reason and many more, the region has long been touted for its ability to heal both mind and body. From traditional methods to unique wellness experiences, discover all the ways you can reconnect with your inner peace in Lake Placid.

Adirondack Wellness Retreat Activities


While a weekly class might help you stay grounded, explore your practice further with a destination yoga experience. Challenge your mind and body with a hot, warm, or non-heated class at Hot Yoga Lake Placid, or combine a session on the mat with workshops and wellness training at The Yoga Tree.

For a deeper connection with the outdoors, find your flow outside a studio. Make yoga by the waterfront part of your morning routine when you stay at High Peaks Resort. Rise out of bed in the morning and make your way down to the shores of Mirror Lake. As mist rises slowly off the water and the sun climbs in the sky, your chakras will feel more aligned than ever. Take lakeside yoga one step further with SUP yoga. Hosted by Locker Room 5 on Mirror Lake, even basic asanas will feel hard when you're balanced on a stand-up paddleboard in the middle of a lake!


Feel your stress melt away when you indulge in a relaxing massage. High Peaks Resort is home to the newest Lake Placid day spa, The Spa & Salon at High Peaks Resort. When you make an appointment at our spa, you can pamper yourself with a facial, manicure/pedicure treatment, or a deep tissue massage. 

For a wellness experience unlike any other, visit Andrea Lisette Villiere at Sacred Sounds to discover what sound healing is all about. Described as a "massage for your ears," Villiere uses soothing sounds from the natural world to lull your mind into a state of total peace.

Outdoor Immersion

Mother nature has healing powers of her own, so it's not surprising that many people use outdoor immersion to promote personal wellness. Surrounded by wilderness, Lake Placid is an ideal basecamp for a replenishing outdoor adventure. Draw upon your inner peace and power when you hike among the waterfalls of High Falls Gorge.

Calm your mind with a quiet paddle on a smooth lake or lazy river. Guests of High Peaks Resort are welcome to borrow complimentary paddling equipment for a serene excursion on Mirror Lake. Or, engage all your senses with a guided forest bathing or riverwalking trip. Adirondack Riverwalking promotes total immersion with nature, taking wader-clad guests directly into the moving waters of Adirondack rivers and on walks through dense natural forests.

While any of these wellness experiences are sure to bring you a sense of satisfaction, sometimes all you need is time away from your everyday responsibilities. Every stay at High Peaks Resort is an opportunity to reset yourself. With a full suite of indulgent amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, luxurious rooms, and relaxing dining, guests leave feeling truly refreshed.

Book your Lake Placid wellness vacation today!

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