Where vacation begins
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!
A brief overview of what Lake Placid has to offer.
Local trails and attractions that are dog-approved!
Get outside and enjoy the warm weather with these activities!
Pumpkin patches, cornmazes & leaf peeping
Mirror Lake & Lake Placid facts, livestream & conditions.
Our top picks for what to check out from nature trails, to easy hikes, to day-long high peaks.
Take in the magical winter wonderland with these fun ideas.
Home to the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics.
Local restaurants worth checking out.