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The Trailhead

The Lake House's Official Blog

Looking for the best things to do during a stay at the Lake House in Lake Placid? You've come to the right place: the Lake House Trailhead, our official guide filled with tips to help you see Lake Placid and the Adirondacks like a local, crafted by our team of expert navigators and seasoned Adirondackers. Go on! Start exploring...

Our Favorite Adirondack Hikes for Families
Young boy hiking in the Adirondacks
Jul. 13, 2018
The Adirondack Mountains boast over 2,000 miles of hiking trails traversing the 6-million acre park; the largest trail system in the United States. That means there are nearly unlimited options for you and your family to hike the Adirondacks - many very close to Lake Placid itself which means you can be back for your hike and strolling down Main Street for a little afternoon shopping, a bite to eat, and a creamy, frozen treat to end the evening.
How to Make Your Bed Like a Hotel
May. 10, 2018
Naval Admiral William McRaven once said if you want to change the world, start by making your bed. That is something we know a lot about! This #CleanUpYourRoomDay, we wanted to share with you our method of making a bed and encourage you to change the world. And because it's time for spring cleaning we're giving you extra details, tips, and tricks!
Get WILD this Winter
Feb. 22, 2018
Less than two months ago I went out to warm up my car for my morning commute and the dashboard thermometer read -47°. I took a screenshot of my weather app and sent it to Nissan, letting them know my beloved clown car Versa was completely unfazed because as much as we like to think we Lake Placid locals are some rare breed of human, immune to the very coldest of temperatures, -47° is really exceptionally cold. And yet, whether it's brutal or balmy, the Adirondacks are alive with winter activity. Or so I learned when I visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake this January.
Things to do Presidents Weekend 2018
The Wild Center in Winter
Feb. 1, 2018
The kids are out of school, the snow is falling, and with so much happening in and around the High Peaks this is the perfect time to get away for a family vacation in the Adirondacks.
Conquering Cobble Hill
Cobble Hill view in Lake Placid
Sep. 26, 2017
When Anne went up Cobble Hill last summer she did so on a whim, with no idea what to expect. It was a spectacular failure. This time, with a little planning and better decisions, it was a spectacular success.


The Compass

An insider's guide to Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains.

Contact Guest Services

A visit to the Adirondacks can be any thing you would like! Our concierge has relationships with our region's most prominent and sought after professionals and organizations to provide you with limitless ways in which you can enhance your visit.

If you are interested in information on Adirondack activities, don't hesitate to contact us!

Adirondack Activities

Check out all the fun things to do in Lake Placid and the Adirondacks during your stay at High Peaks Resort.

Sunset through a set of wide bay windows.