If you've got some time to spare, there are plenty of fun activities and places to explore in Lake Placid.
Hiking & Trails
6 mile hike up one of Adirondack's 46 peaks takes 5.5 hours. It is a gorgeous, challenging hike so make sure to come prepared with water and snacks. 15-20 min drive to trailhead.
Beautiful trail in woods. Easy for all ages. 5-10 min drive from downtown.
The entrance is at the back of Northwood school - this is a 1 mile walk from High Peaks Resort around the Lake. It is a moderately easy hike but the end has amazing views!
Site of the famous 1980 "Miracle on Ice" rink. If you are a hockey fan this is an awesome place to check out, and walkable from downtown.
While you're there sign up to Ice Skate on the Olympic Rink, right outside the venue.
The Olympic Jumping Complex hosts different activities throughout fall including Sky Flyer Zip-lining, and a SkyRide (check website for times). You can also take an elevator ride to the observation deck of the K-120 meter jump and take a picture on the Olympic medal stand. 5-10 min drive from downtown.
Take an exhilarating ride on a bobsled at this former event site for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. 15 min drive from downtown.
Rent a boat on Lake Placid. Placid Boat Rentals (518) 523-3219 or Captain Marneys (518) 523-9746.
High Peaks Resort provides kayaks, paddle-boards and other watercraft, complimentary for their guests.
Some of the best courses in NY. Call to book a tee-time.
Whiteface Club & Resort Course (518)-523-7888
Lake Placid Club Gulf Course - (518)-523-4460
Craig Wood Golf Course - (518)-523-9811
Food & Drink
The View Restaurant at Mirror Lake Inn
Fine dining with a view. It’s elegant, romantic and decidedly not fussy – a wonderful spot for a memorable dinner in a relaxed Adirondack atmosphere.
Great Adirondack Brewing Company
Great Adirondack Brewing Company offers an extensive brunch, lunch, and dinner menu. Hosting a on-site brewery, with a custom-manufactured seven-barrel stainless steel brew system, is housed behind the restaurant where we produce a wide-range of Adirondack craft beers using the finest imported and domestic ingredients.
Also known as 46 sandwiches (yes that's right, 46). Breakfast, 46 sandwiches, Crepes, Salads, Specialty Coffees, Smoothies, Craft Beer & Cocktails. Great spot for lunch.
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
Farm-to-table food with world class brews.