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Have all the fun this Presidents Week

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.

The High Peaks region has big plans for your Presidents Week vacation. While staying at Lake House, add one or all of these special events and activities to your agenda and celebrate winter in the Adirondacks.

Life as we SNOW it: Winter Week at The Wild Center

In the summer, The Wild Center's Wild Walk is one of the regions most popular destinations, but you're missing out if you don't make a weekend trip to the Wild Center in winter as well. From snowshoe exploration and naturalist-guided expeditions to indoor exhibits like the world-famous river otters and Hall of the Adirondacks, you can spend all day playing in the snow or come inside to warm up with fascinating exhibits on Adirondack natural history! Stay tuned for our upcoming blog, Getting WILD this Winter.

29 miles from Lake House

  • Open all winter: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Presidents Week: Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 25

Adirondack Sleigh Rides

Is there anything better than a sleigh ride through a snowy, quiet forest? It's the kind of winter pastime that songs are written about and if you caught our latest blog you know we're big fans of Adirondack Sleigh Rides by Country Dreams Farm. This Presidents Week, George, Melissa and a paired team of Belgian draft horses will be at John Brown's Farm to give you plenty of time to go dashing through the snow!

3 miles from Lake House

  • Open all winter Saturday and Sunday
  • Presidents Week: Friday, February 16 through Saturday, February 24

Great Backyard Bird Count at the Paul Smiths VIC

Guests often ask us, "what can we do with our young children?" Maybe they aren't quite old enough to join you rushing down the mountain, maybe you're looking for a more carefree and relaxed day. If you're looking to combine education and the great outdoors, look no further than the Paul Smiths VIC this Presidents Week. Despite cold winter temperatures and snowy conditions, the year-round population of birds in the Adirondack Mountains greatly outnumbers people. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way to get outside with your family and enjoy one of the world's most popular sports and provide the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society vital information on the health of bird populations in the North Country.

22 miles from Lake House

  • Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18

TEAM USA Winterfest

Join us in Lake Placid for an event of Olympic proportions; TEAM USA Winterfest! Shake hands with past Olympians, and rock out at a free Third Eye Blind concert as we celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Past Olympians include ice dancing champions Meryl Davis & Charlie White, freestyle skiing champion Jeremy Bloom, bobsled champion Vonetta Flowers, 1980 Miracle on Ice goaltender Jim Craig and the winningest Olympian in Winter Olympics history Eric Heiden who dominated speedskating at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

Various locations, ½ mile to 3 miles from Lake House

  • Saturday, February 24
More Great Fun
There's always more fun to be had. Vacation at your own speed without missing a thing. In addition to these special events, Lake Placid boasts fun for the whole family all winter long with activities like the Lake Placid toboggan chute, Mirror Lake ice path, Olympic Museum, Cascade Ski Center and Skating on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval.
Adirondack Activities

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

2017/2018 Winter Sports Events

February
20: US Cup Ski Jumping
24: PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games - Winterfest

March
4-10: USCSA Ski & Snowboard Championships
14-17: ECAC Men's Hockey Championship
17: Lake Placid Loppet/Nordic Fest
21-24: NCAA DIII Men's Hockey Championship
25-29: Miracle On Ice Fantasy Camp

Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy the breakfast of your choice at the world-famous Dancing Bears Restaurant for each person each day!

Our Hotel is Your Lake House

With more than just comfortable, Adirondack lake character, a stay at Lake House puts you one threshold away from everything you want to see in the High Peaks Region.

The Adirondacks are yours. What they mean, how they inspire, is totally up to you.

Sunset through a set of wide bay windows.