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Afternoon & Evening Activities in Lake Placid

Lake Placid offers much to do in the afternoons and evenings after a day spent adventuring outdoors. Here are some of our best recommendations!

Published: 02/06/2020

This winter, adventure awaits on the slopes, in the woods, and on frozen lakes in the Adirondacks. After spending the day skiing at Whiteface Mountain, gliding through the tree-lined paths at Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center, or ice skating on Mirror Lake, the adventure continues indoors at these unique attractions.

Note: due to the ever-changing 2020-2021 season, please contact individual attractions prior to visiting to ensure to confirm availability and hours.

Lake Placid Olympic Museum

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is a must-visit during a trip to this two-time Olympic Village. In 1932 and again in 1980, the village of Lake Placid hosted the games, and the exhibits showcase highlights from both. Discover the athletes, the triumphs, and the legacy of being a host to the world. Located within a short walk of the High Peaks Resort, take a stroll through Lake Placid's Olympic past.

The Wild Center

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is a half-hour drive from the resort, and in winter, visitors can experience weekends filled with adventures and animal encounters. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and get a closer look at how the center harnesses green energy practices to power the exhibits, learn about otters during the Otter Program, or experience the thrilling views of Wild Walk. Open Fridays-Sundays during the winter season.

The Spa & Salon at High Peaks Resort

The Salon & Spa at High Peaks Resort offers a full-service spa menu with unique treatments infused with CBD oil or UBU Hops. Book a treatment before heading out to Whiteface or Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center, and look forward to relaxing after skiing. Choose from a Stress Relieving massage, or the R&R CBD massage, where house-blended oil made with CBD elevates the experience. Spa packages are available for a deeply restorative experience. Choose The Classic Spa package and enjoy a massage, manicure and pedicure, and a shampoo and blow out.

Adirondack Antiquing & Shopping

Antiquing and shopping for rustic finds any time of the year is a fun way to take home a piece of Adirondack history and heritage. L. Post Rustics Furniture & Fine Arts is a short walk from the resort. Explore rooms filled with handcrafted treasures made by the Post family, as well as curated pieces from other artists who share a similar Adirondack sensibility and aesthetic. A few towns over in Bloomingdale, Red Canoe Antiques is a treasure trove of reasonably priced antiques. Closer to our doors, Just Bead It is a DIY-ers dream. Spend the afternoon creating a unique piece of jewelry that you can take home with you that day.

Après Ski Activities

Après Ski at Dancing Bears, our on-site restaurant and bar. Toast a day of adventure on and off the slopes with drink specials. Up for a little cinematic drama? The Palace Theatre just down the street from the resort offers today's movies at a bygone era's price. Watch the latest blockbusters for less than $10 a ticket.

Book your winter adventure at High Peaks Resort.