Photo of Golden Arrow swimmin pool: Lake Placid indoor activities

Whether it’s a rainy day or a freezing winter afternoon, sometimes it’s better to stay inside in Lake Placid. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, there are still plenty of things to do indoors. In fact, you could spend the entire day at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort utilizing our fantastic on-site amenities. Access shopping right from the resort, relax in our heated pool, burn some calories at the fitness center, and regain those calories at our Generations Restaurant. But, for those who want to get out and explore, we recommend these Lake Placid indoor activities:

Photo of people shopping in Lake PlacidShopping and Dining from Golden Arrow

Golden Arrow is connected to various shops and eateries at The Alpine Mall. Start the day with a cup of joe at The Coffee Bar, then shop for plush animals, apparel, and jewelry at Critters. We are also located on Main Street, where you can access even more shops just a short walk away.

Visit the Beautiful Art Galleries

The beauty of Lake Placid inspires artists, writers, and photographers to capture the magic of the Adirondacks. Even when you have to spend the day inside, you can experience nature at the local art galleries. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts features local artists along with dance and theatre performances. Gallery 46 in the Alpine Mall is one of two galleries for the LPCA featuring oil, pastel, and acrylic paintings.

Relax with a Spa Day

Cold or rainy weather is an excellent time to book a day at the spa! Book a treatment at the Adirondack Foot Sanctuary and give some love to the feet that carry you through the day. ADK offers a variety of foot massages, soaks, and treatments to soothe and nourish your soles.

The Spa at Mirror Lake Inn offers the ultimate relaxation with massages, body treatments, facials, skincare, and specialty bodywork. Experience rejuvenation in the Adirondacks with these Lake Placid indoor activities.

Adirondack Wine and Beer TastingPhoto of a drink from one of the Lake Placid breweries

Stay warm and dry at the Lake Placid wineries and breweries while sipping on locally made drinks. Wine lovers can sample a variety of Finger Lakes wines at the Goose Watch tasting room. If beer is more your style, stop at Great Adirondack Brewing Company or Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. These Lake Placid breweries make all of the beer on-site, featuring ales, sours, IPAs, and stouts.

Visit the Olympic Center

Olympic history is one of the most significant aspects of our mountain town. Even though the 1980 rink is closed at the Olympic Center, you can still visit this Lake Placid attraction. The skating rink remains open to the public, along with a freshly opened exhibit gallery. The gallery features 80 artifacts from the Lake Placid Olympic Museum. 

Lake Placid Indoor Activities at Golden ArrowPhoto inside one of our Golden Arrow rooms

These are just a few of our favorite Lake Placid indoor activities for those cold and rainy days in the Adirondacks. Whether you want to spend your time shopping, learning Olympic history, or relaxing at the spa, there is something for everyone in Lake Placid. Choose one of our suites or specialty rooms and keep warm in front of the fireplace inside your cozy room. Book your Adirondack vacation today and find your home away from home at Golden Arrow.