It’s no secret that the Adirondacks are a hub of outdoor adventure, but the quintessential Upstate New York towns offer excellent dining, culture, and entertainment too! Visit a historic site—such as the farm of abolitionist John Brown—or take to one of the many nearby museums and learning centers for an educational day with the family. Craving more thrills? Catch a ride on the longest mountain roller coaster in North America. With the perfect blend of adventure and leisure, come discover for yourself why Lake Placid has long been a celebrated destination for travelers from the East Coast, Canada, and beyond.
Summer & Fall
Summer in the Adirondacks offers endless entertainment, from adrenaline-packed adventures to educational experiences, local festivals, and more! Visit the Olympic Ski Jump Complex via a gondola ride with stellar views of the Adirondacks, then watch athletes train from the observation area. Craving more of the serenity of nature? Take a walk on the Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails on Lake Placid’s southwest shore.
In the fall, too, the area is a bustle of activity. Feeling creative? Head to nearby Saranac Lake to check out their monthly ArtWalk. Feeling ambitious? Sign up for the Lake Placid Classic half marathon. Or simply hang out around town, enjoying the fantastic food, local brews, and many unique shops in Lake Placid.
Winter & Spring
Naturally, colder months in the Olympic Village fully embrace winter sports. Head to Mirror Lake for some tobogganing, pond hockey, or the ice track; go on a snowshoeing adventure at High Falls Gorge; or ski on Mount Van Hoevenberg’s Olympic trails. After your adventures, be sure to stop by the Adirondack Trading Company and other unique Main Street stores to do some holiday shopping.
As the snow melts and the lakes fill with springtime runoff, discounted rates make this the perfect season to explore the area on bike, horse, or boat. If there’s still snow on the trails, sign up for the Jackrabbit Rally and cross-country ski for a good cause or take advantage of a warm spring day on one of the nearby golf courses. Finish your day with a spa treatment or good conversation around a campfire for the perfect springtime getaway.
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