Welcome to the Adirondacks!

Lake Placid is where vacation begins – literally. The word vacation originated in Lake Placid in the 1800s when the nation’s social elite would “vacate” the stifling summer heat for the cool Adirondack air. Lake Placid is still a popular vacation destination for those looking for outdoor adventure; whether it’s hiking, kayaking, leaf peeping, or skiing, there’s something for everyone!

Read on to see some of our top picks for things to do and places to eat.

two people ziplining
Things to do
burger with fries
Where to eat

For a calendar of upcoming events, visit LakePlacid.com or Lake Placid Olympic Sites