Total Solar Eclipse

"A solar eclipse is one of a few natural events that leave you with an impact that you can carry with you for a lifetime. Watching the 2017 eclipse in North Carolina was a profound and moving experience. I cannot wait for the 2024 eclipse in Lake Placid, NY."

On April 8, 2024, Lake Placid, NY will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, and it's going to be spectacular!

What makes this event so special? A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and the earth, blocking the sun's light and casting a shadow on our planet. This rare occurrence is a mesmerizing display of the celestial dance between the moon, sun, and earth. And what better place to witness this celestial show than Lake Placid, surrounded by the stunning Adirondack Mountains? The clear skies and picturesque scenery will add to the already breathtaking experience.

As the moon moves in front of the sun, the sky will gradually turn darker, and the temperature will drop. The climax of the event will be when the sun is completely obscured by the moon, creating a "totality" that lasts for a few minutes. During this time, the sky will take on a deep blue hue, stars will become visible, and the sun's corona will create a stunning halo around the moon. It's crucial to protect your eyes while viewing the eclipse. Staring directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. Make sure to use special eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to safely take in the event.

The excitement doesn't stop there! In addition to the eclipse viewing, Lake Placid will host a variety of events and activities for all ages. From educational workshops to outdoor activities and celebrations, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Mark your calendars and start planning your trip to Lake Placid, NY for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024! Reservations open April 2023.

Please Note: High Peaks Resort cannot provide solar eclipse viewers. Please speak with your optometrist regarding where safe and reliable solar viewers can be purchased before the event.

For more information visit the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on

Lake House Block Party

High Peaks Resort is throwing a lawn party! Join us from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM for food, drink, and entertainment at Lake House.


What time will the eclipse begin?

The total solar eclipse will last 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 41 seconds. The sun will be completely covered by the moon for 3 minutes and 21 seconds, during the period of maximum totality, starting at 3:36:48 PM.

  • Partial totality begins at 2:13:02 PM
  • Full totality begins at 3:25:07 PM
  • Maximum totality at 3:26:48 PM
  • Full totality ends at 3:28:29 PM
  • Partial totality ends at 4:36:43 PM