Lake Placid & Adirondacks Activities Guide

Spring Edition

People on a metal bridge at the Wild Center near High Peaks Resort

Experience the thrill of spring skiing and the sweetness of Maple Weekends in March, followed by the peaceful forest bathing and the stunning solar eclipse in April. Each month in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks brings its own set of unique adventures. As May arrives, immerse yourself in the beauty of blooming wildflowers and the enchanting Tupper Lake Wild Center. Follow along on this blog as we delve into the diverse and ever-evolving attractions and natural splendor of this remarkable region, month after month.

Man and woman on skis overlooking Whiteface Mountain.


March in Lake Placid and the surrounding Adirondacks is a time of vibrant transition and exciting activities. As the mountains gently awaken from their winter slumber, spring skiing thrives, offering enthusiasts a chance to glide down the slopes under a milder sun. For those yearning for a more intimate connection with nature, hiring a local guide to explore the thawing beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is an unforgettable experience. And of course, no March in this region would be complete without the sweet indulgence of Maple Weekends, a true celebration of the season's delectable bounty. Whether you're carving fresh tracks on the ski trails or savoring the natural sweetness of maple, Lake Placid in March is a wonderland of both adventure and tranquility. 

Spring Skiing at Whiteface Mountain

Experience the thrill of spring skiing at Whiteface Mountain, where the excitement of winter sports meets the rejuvenating warmth of spring. Glide down our sun-kissed slopes, perfect for all skill levels, and bask in the longer, brighter days. Enjoy the vibrant après-ski scene, alive with festive music and local flavors, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains. Whiteface Mountain in spring is more than skiing; it's an adventure that blends exhilarating runs with the serene beauty of a season reborn. 

Adirondack Forest Bathing

Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating practice of forest bathing with Adirondack Forest Bathing this spring, a time when the natural world awakens with new life. Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese art of forest therapy, offers a unique opportunity to connect deeply with the burgeoning beauty of the Adirondacks, as you breathe in the fresh, pine-scented air and witness the vibrant rebirth of the forest. This serene experience not only soothes the soul but also enhances well-being, reducing stress and boosting mood in the midst of nature's awakening. Embrace the healing power of the forest and revitalize your spirit with every tranquil step through the lush, springtime woods of the Adirondacks. 

Maple Weekends in New York State

March in Lake Placid transforms into a sweet haven with the annual Maple Weekends, celebrating the region's rich maple sugaring traditions. Explore the scenic beauty of the Adirondacks while indulging in the local maple bounty, from syrup to delectable treats. These weekends are a perfect blend of natural splendor and culinary delight, offering an authentic taste of spring in the mountains. Join us in Lake Placid for this special time of year, where the sap flows, the pancakes sizzle, and the memories of a perfect maple-infused getaway are made. Book our Mountains & Maple package and enjoy some sweet maple treats to take home with you! 

Child wearing solar eclipse glasses.


April in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks ushers in a season of awakening and wonder, as the natural world comes alive with the return of diverse Adirondack wildlife. This month offers a unique opportunity to indulge in the tranquility of pre-peak season activities, where visitors can enjoy the best of the region at the most affordable rates. While the peacefulness of the season beckons, April also presents a thrilling spectacle – a total solar eclipse. This celestial event promises to be a breathtaking experience, drawing eyes skyward for a once-in-a-lifetime show. This blend of nature's revival, peaceful exploration, and astronomical wonder makes April a truly special time to visit Lake Placid and the Adirondacks. 

Welcome the Return of Adirondack Wildlife

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with Ed Kanze, seasoned Adirondack Guide and Naturalist, and witness the remarkable return of wildlife this April. Experience the wilderness through Ed's eyes, as he leads you on an unforgettable journey, unveiling the secrets of the Adirondacks' most elusive creatures. Feel the thrill of spotting rare animals and understanding their unique behaviors, all while immersed in the breathtaking beauty of spring's awakening. With Ed Kanze as your guide, every step becomes an engaging story, turning your wildlife exploration into an extraordinary and interactive experience. 

Enjoy the Adirondacks Off-Season

The off-season in the Adirondacks is a hidden oasis of tranquility, offering a serene backdrop for a restful staycation or a low-key vacation. During this time, the region's natural beauty is matched only by its quietude, allowing for a truly peaceful escape. With fewer crowds, you can leisurely explore the scenic wonders at your own pace, soaking in the undisturbed charm of the mountains and lakes. Additionally, the more flexible and attractive rates during this season make it an ideal time for those seeking value without compromising on the experience of a lifetime in the Adirondacks. 

Solar Eclipse of the Park

Experience the awe-inspiring Great American Solar Eclipse in Lake Placid, where the sky will transform with over three minutes of total darkness, offering a celestial spectacle like no other. Join us at High Peaks Resort for a memorable watch party on the scenic Lake House lawn, an ideal spot for witnessing this rare astronomical event. Immerse yourself in the wonder of the eclipse, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, enhancing the magic of the moment. This is more than just an eclipse viewing; it's a chance to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event, making memories that will last forever under the darkened Adirondack sky. 

Man kayaking down Saranac River on a sunny day with trees in bloom.


May in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks ushers in a vibrant tapestry of colors and activities, as the region bursts into the full bloom of spring. It's an ideal time to visit the Tupper Lake Wild Center, where the natural world comes alive with interactive exhibits and outdoor experiences, perfect for adventurers of all ages. The countryside is aflutter with blooming wildflowers, painting the landscape in a myriad of hues, inviting enthusiasts for delightful wildflower hunts. This season offers a unique blend of learning and leisure, as you immerse yourself in the thriving beauty of the Adirondacks, exploring the burgeoning life that May brings to this enchanting region. 

Spring Hiking in the Olympic Region

May in the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Placid region is a hiker's paradise, where trails come alive with the fresh bloom of spring. The mild weather and longer days provide perfect conditions for exploring the diverse and scenic paths that wind through lush forests and along sparkling lakes. Each step reveals the awakening beauty of nature, from budding trees to vibrant wildflowers, offering a sensory feast for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're seeking a leisurely walk or an adventurous hike, this time of year in the Adirondacks promises unforgettable experiences amidst the natural splendor of a world reborn. 

Get Wild at the Wild Center

As the Tupper Lake Wild Center reopens in May, it unveils a world of wonder both indoors and out, perfect for explorers of all ages. Step inside to experience a range of interactive exhibits that bring the mysteries of the Adirondacks to life, offering engaging learning experiences in a fun and immersive environment. Then, take your adventure to new heights on the outdoor Wild Walk, an elevated trail through the treetops, offering breathtaking views of the Adirondack landscapes. Whether delving into the indoor exhibits or strolling above the trees, the Wild Center is your gateway to discovering the magic and beauty of the natural world in spring. 

In Lake Placid and the Adirondacks, every season unfolds with unique adventures. From spring skiing at Whiteface Mountain to tranquil forest baths, sweet Maple Weekends, and the extraordinary solar eclipse, there's a world of experiences waiting. As May brings the Tupper Lake Wild Center to life, join us for a journey through nature's wonders. Book your stay at High Peaks Resort now for an unforgettable escape into the heart of the Adirondacks. 

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