Fuel your wanderlust

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!

Looking for ideas on what to do in Lake Placid? Check out the categories below for some ideas!

Views of Mirror Lake

Fun on the Lake + Mirror Lake & Lake Placid facts, livestream & conditions.

views from Big Slide Mountain

Our top picks for what to check out from nature trails, to easy hikes, to day-long high peaks.

1980 Rink

Home to the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics. Check out what makes Lake Placid the winter sports capital.

dog jumping off a dock

Don’t leave your furry friend at home. Check out these local trails and attractions that are dog approved!

wild center birds eye view

Get outside and enjoy the warm weather with these activities! 

close up of pumpkins

Pumpkin patches, cornmazes & leaf peeping, oh my!

Snowshoeing at the Flume Trails

Take in the magical winter wonderland with these fun ideas.

assortment of breakfast food

Local restaurants worth checking out.

The only thing we overlook is the lake

Surrender yourself to the natural and untouched beauty of the Adirondack Mountains at the first resort in the U.S. to receive the Audubon International’s Platinum Eco Rating for Hotels. There are now only six hotels in the United States to obtain this honor! It’s a place to renew yourself on the serene shores of Mirror Lake, and take in the history of the town, just steps away from the famed Olympic Village and the heart of Lake Placid, New York. No other place on earth provides this unique blend of comfort, rejuvenation, or one-of-a-kind experiences. Start planning your stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort now!