LAKE PLACID, NY

New York / Essex / Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, NY

This serene Adirondack mountain town is best known as the home of the 1980 Winter Olympics—and it embraces its athletic history wholeheartedly. The town has an informative museum on the Games as well as international ski jump, bobsled, and luge training facilities. The Adirondacks boast over 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams feeding 6,000 miles of rivers. But you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy Lake Placid. The area offers hundreds of hiking trails for all levels of ability, motor boating, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, and, for those seeking some summer adrenaline, whitewater rafting.

Experience the intensity of the rivers on a whitewater rafting adventure or paddle our peaceful lakes and rivers and spot rare Adirondack birds and other wildlife. As the snow starts to fall our summer activities transition into winter favorites including skating, skiing, and snowshoeing.