Newsletters  | Mobile

Things to do in Lake Placid

When thinking about what do to in Placid Lake it is impossible not to consider winter sports, from bobsledding, downhill skiing, ice climbing, speed skating or even ski jumping. Figuring out what to do in Lake Placid is a simple task.

Although this New York destination is known for its winter activities, there are many things to do in Placid Lake during the summer season as well. The amazing Adirondack State Park offers you a wide range of outdoor activities throughout all year. Given that the city named after the Placid Lake, it is impossible not to mention it. There you will be able to enjoy the warmth of the sun and a refreshing dip in the lake.

Among the things to do in Placid Lake there are also art galleries and the restored movie house Palace Theater, which offer an artistic option in the village. There’s also a great deal of shopping to be done at antique stores, boutiques and bookshops.

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Things to do
  • Trips
  • Articles
  • Adirondack Park

    Climb trails through the northern peaks of the park or backcountry canoe in the St. Regis wilderness area. More
  • Blues Berry Bakery

    Rainer Schnaars named his bakery after his favorite band, the Blue Brothers, and is where the gregarious, bearded 49-year-old creates pastries like... More
  • High Falls Gorge

    Here bridges crisscross a clear, cold stream of water that flows through jagged rocks. More
  • Lake Placid Olympic Region

    Olympic Pedigree: Figure skater-turned-movie star Sonja Henie took one gold medal at the Olympic Center’s rink in 1932. Nearly five decades later, ... More
  • Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

    Guests gather at sunset to sip an Ubu Ale or a Lake Placid IPA. The brewery has won a slew of awards, including best in New York State at the TAP b... More
  • Mirror Lake Boat Rental

    The shop has everything you need to explore the lake, from paddleboats and kayaks to hydro bikes. More
  • Mount Jo

    A great choice for beginners, thanks to its free, guided nature tours up a two-mile path with summit views of the Adirondack High Peaks region. More
  • Olympic Regional Development Authority

    Choose from dozens of active pursuits. Two standouts: Strapping into a bobsled (equipped with blades in the winter, and wheels in the summer), or r... More
  • Olympic Sports Complex

    Try a bobsled run. It’s the only bobsled, luge, and skeleton track east of the Rockies. There’s also a network of cross-country ski trails. More
  • Whiteface Mountain

    The ski jump from the 1980 winter Olympics is still up and running. Take in the area's most panoramic views from the top of the ski lifts, then sli... More

Explore things to do in The Adirondacks for more options.


Sign Up

Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition