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Complimentary Equipment for Adirondack Recreation

Hop in a kayak and paddle Mirror Lake as the sun rises, or glide around on our authentic Norwegian Kicksleds. During a stay at High Peaks Resort, getting out and exploring the Adirondacks is easy!

Family pedal boating on Mirror Lake
four people using kicksleds on frozen Mirror Lake

High Peaks Resort has always emphasized a quality experience at our three hotel properties. Our new standard of hotel cleanliness and care ensures that your room and hotel common areas meet strict new guidelines. For more information, please visit our Cleanliness & Distancing page to learn how we're making your stay as comfortable as possible.

There's nothing quite like exploring the Adirondacks' beauty by boat, skates, skis, or sled. So whether you'd like to enjoy our complimentary watercraft in the summer or take advantage of relationships we've built with local skate and ski shops, our team of guest service professionals can assist you in crafting your perfect Adirondack vacation.

family carrying kayaks to Mirror Lake
Enjoy immediate access to Mirror Lake in Lake Placid when you stay at a High Peaks Resort property.

Summer Recreation

Mirror Lake is a spectacular natural wonder to take in during a visit to Lake Placid year-round, so naturally, playing on Mirror Lake is heralded by guests as a must during a stay at High Peaks Resort. In the summer, use our complimentary paddling equipment, including kayaks, rowboats, stand up paddleboards and paddleboats to glide along its calm surface as the sun comes up, or paddle off into the sunset after a day of Adirondack adventures. Stay in the Waterfront Collection and step right outside onto the lake, or enjoy the view from your private balcony.

*Please Note: Due to safety concerns, our boats and SUPs are only available for use if the water temperature in Mirror Lake is above 60 degrees. Therefore, our water equipment is typically available from mid-June to Columbus Day weekend. Please contact us or see the front desk with any questions regarding availability.*

couple SUP boarding on Mirror Lake
Get out on the water and try something new.

Winter Recreation

Kicking around the two-mile Mirror Lake Skating loop on our authentic Norwegian Kicksleds (weather permitting) or traversing the loop on ice skates makes for a great way to stay warm on a chilly winter's day. If you'd like to venture even further from town, Cascade Cross Country Ski Center boasts beautifully groomed, wooded snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Access to the trails is included with your reservation.

two men using Norwegian kicksleds on Mirror Lake
Challenge your friends to a Norwegian kicksled race on Mirror Lake.

family cross country skiing
Enjoy free access to Cascade cross-country skiing trails with your stay at High Peaks Resort.

However you make our High Peaks your own, you're sure to warm up in front of a crackling fire with a hot chocolate or a Hot Toddy in The Den.

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