Lake Placid Area Guide: Events | Activities | Attractions


Lake Placid is a charming village located in the midst of the Adirondack Park in Essex County, NY.  It's a vibrant four-season resort destination, offering a warm and welcoming storybook like ambiance with world-class events and recreational activities that celebrate the seasons and unspoiled landscape. 

The term "vacation" actually originated back in the late 1800’s at a time when the nation’s wealthiest and most influential titans of industry retreated to the Adirondack region to enjoy the cool mountain air.  In the 1920’s Lake Placid became a popular winter sports destination and is well known today for hosting the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics. 

Today, the Adirondack Park encompasses nearly 6.1 million acres.  It is the largest state-level protected area in the contiguous United States and the largest National Historic Landmark. 

The regions rich history, coupled with its awe inspiring beauty, unique lifestyle and all that Lake Placid has to offer, are what continues to draw over 2.1 million overnight visitors to our area annually from across the country and around the globe.

As a year round resort destination, you will never run out of things to do when visiting the Lake Placid area, regardless of the weather or time of year.

Great Outdoors

Stay in vibrant Lake Placid as your gateway to exploring the great outdoors and all the Adirondacks have to offer. Our resort community and the Adirondack region offers more diversity than probably any other recreational area in the Northeast. The fun never stops happening with the widest selection of activities for adventure seekers of all levels.

Dining & Shopping

Enjoy a stroll down Main Street Lake Placid and browse our charming shops where you`ll find a hundred ways to remember your trip! Stop by Mid`s Park in the center of town, relax and enjoy a scenic view of Mirror Lake and our spectacular mountain backdrop. Get the local scoop on some of the most popular restaurants in Lake Placid. We`ve tried them all!

Lake Placid Visitors Bureau

The official website of the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau. this website offers all of the information on what the area has to offer - from hiking the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks to the concerts/theatre scheduled during your specific stay.

Lake Placid Events

There is always something exciting happening in the winter sports capital of the world. Lake Placid hosts world-class events all year round.

Olympic Venues

Olympic Attractions and Venues from the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.