If you are looking for the perfect dog-friendly vacation, look no further than Lake Placid! Not only do we have pet-friendly restaurants and activities around every corner, but the High Peaks Resort and Lake House are pet-friendly hotels located right on Main Street! Escape to the Adirondacks for an awesome dog-friendly getaway!
Top Things to Do with Your Dog in Lake Placid
Swim, Paddle, or Walk Around Mirror Lake
Visit John Brown's Farm State Historic Site
Getting in a nice walk with your dog is great, but getting in a walk both close to town and worlds away with unique historical significance? That is what lands John Brown's Farm as our top pick for places to bring your puppy off our property. An easy five-minute drive from High Peaks Resort, the homestead and resting place of John Brown is both beautiful and reflective. While dogs are respectfully requested to remain outside the home and gravesite, the self-guided displays telling the story of John Brown's life and the hiking/nature/cross-country ski trail make this a uniquely-special dog-friendly spot year-round.
Explore the Top of Whiteface Mountain
The Veterans Memorial Highway at Whiteface Mountain is all about picturesque. Towards the bottom, you will pass through a historic toll house built in 1934 and begin winding your way up the 5 mile road. There are numerous scenic overlooks along the road that you can stop and get out to enjoy the view. As you come to the end of the road, you will arrive at a castle built in 1929. Once you park, head to the top of the fifth-highest point in NY! While dogs are asked to refrain from using the elevator that will bring you straight up the center of the mountain, they are very welcome to scale the Stairway Ridge Trail with their owners - if I can do it in ballet flats and a skirt your faithful friend probably can as well (albeit probably not in ballet flats and a skirt)!
Get a Treat from Emma's Lake Placid Creamery
Maybe it's just me, but in the summer I am genetically programmed to want ice cream. You, too? When you get back into town or come off the water make a stop by Emma's Lake Placid Creamery for a cold and creamy treat and get a doggie dish topped with a crunchy biscuit on top for your very best pal. Who doesn't win in that scenario?