9 Best Things to Do in Lake Placid for An Unforgettable Experience

Lake Placid is well-known for its hiking paths surrounding the tranquil beaches of Mirror Lake, which is crystal clean. It is a charming location all year round, but it really comes alive in the spring, summer, and fall when it comes to gorgeous hiking, dining and shopping. This place has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll discuss the top 9 best things to do in Lake Placid. So, let’s get started!

1.Olympic Ski Jump Complex:

For those interested in Olympic history, skiing, athletics, or showcases, the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex offers events, training, and sightseeing in Lake Placid. A 360-degree panoramic view of Lake Placid is available from the sky deck at the top of the towers. Adjacent to the jump, zipline at up to 30 mph. 

2.Mirror Lake:

By using one of their varieties of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, sailboats, or hydro bikes, you can explore Mirror Lake. Situated across from the resort known as High Peaks, this place opens everyday from mid-October to ice-out, 10 a.m. to sunset. Reservations are not required.

3.High Falls George:

High Falls Gorge is a park which is privately managed, with access to four stunning waterfalls at the foot of Whiteface Mountain. Visitors can take their own tours through hiking trails, paved paths, steel bridges, and walkways. The park also landscapes an Adirondack gift shop and a snowshoeing center that provides guided tours. 

4.Mount Jo:

Mount Jo offers hikers with a comprehensive vista of the Adirondack Mountains from the top. It is situated in North Elba, approximately 15 minutes south of the city center by car. Beginner snowshoers love Mount Jo, in the winter. 

5.Lake Placid Olympic Museum:

The old Olympic sites and locations constructed for the 1932 and 1980 Olympics hold the same importance today as they did during those times. These cherished locations, collectively referred to as the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, include the Olympic Center, Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, and Whiteface Mountain, all open for guided visits.

6.Herbs Book Arena:

The Herb Brooks Arena is a widespread destination for hockey fans and scholars, as it stands as the site of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" victory, where the underdog US team beat the heavily favoured Soviet Union. It's dedicated to the coach of the US team and features 3 indoor ice rinks and 1 outdoor one. 

7.Ausable Chasm:

Ausable chasm is well-known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, which is opened to the public since 1870’s and is the oldest attractions. Here you can explore the trails and waterfalls during the day and night for the perfect adventure. This attraction also offers horseback riding, camping and biking. 

8.Whiteface Mountain Ski Center & Gondola:

Whiteface ski area provides skiers and snowboarders with the tallest slopes east of the Rockies, reaching an impressive elevation of 3,430 feet. Its slopes are renowned, its beginner slopes are extensive, its program for new skiers is a well-known and guaranteed success, and its activities for young people are suitable for the whole family. Visitors can also enjoy a range of dining options while on the slopes. 

9.Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails:

The brewster peninsula nature trails have become a popular biking and hiking trails which can be used all year round for walking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. These trails are both easy and challenging, so any adventurer can visit this. 

Final Thoughts:

One of the most well-known and entertaining winter playgrounds in the country is Lake Placid, which boasts a walkable downtown. This place has vibrant fall greenery, and easy access to the breathtaking, pristine Adirondack Park, which is made up of 6.1 million acres of trails, rivers, streams, wildlife habitat, and other natural features. 

  • shannon hill: Shannonhill is a writer blogger and traveller.