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Guide to Lake Placid, NY

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Photo: Whitney Lawson

Set in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is almost cloyingly beautiful—the kind of place that makes you angry that other people get to live here year-round.

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Destinations: Lake Placid

Hotels (2)

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    Interlaken Inn

    The cozy Victorian hotel on Signal Hill was built in 1912 and overlooks Mirror Lake. There are 10 tidy, affordable rooms and a stellar restaurant t

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    Lake Placid Lodge

    After a devastating fire in 2005 damaged the original 1882 main house, the hotel reopened a new five-suite 30,000-square-foot main building in Augu

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Activities (4)

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    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

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    Mirror Lake Boat Rental

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

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    High Falls Gorge

    Here bridges crisscross a clear, cold stream of water that flows through jagged rocks.

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    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

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