Lake Placid, NY

Travel Guide
Lake Placid showing forests, a house and fall colors
Visit this scenic district of mountains and lakes before reviving the spirit of the Winter Olympics at the bobsled and ski complexes.

Lake Placid attracts travelers with its picturesque terrain comprising mountains, rolling green hills, lakes and ski slopes. It is also well known in the U.S. as the two-time host of the Winter Olympics. The village is nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and the lake after which it was named.

The village was initially established in the 1800s as an iron-mining town. Over time, it attracted the rich and famous to its lakes and luscious green hills in summer months.

Hike to the top of 2,876-foot (877-meter) Mount Jo to enjoy the unforgettable view of Heart Lake. This popular trekking path is relatively easy and offers a panoramic vista of the surrounding woodland and mountains from the summit.

Discover a maze of picturesque hiking paths in the High Peak district, just a short journey from Lake Placid. There, you will encounter the likes of Algonquin Peak and Mount Marcy. There are thousands of lakes, ponds and trails in the area.

Take a canoe or kayak out on Lake Placid. Practice your swing at a golf course with an extraordinary backdrop of mountains. In the city center, select from an eclectic range of upscale restaurants for casual or fine dining.

Snow-covered ski trails made Lake Placid the ideal location to host the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980. Recall those famous sports events at the Bobsled and Luge Complex. Enjoy a bobsled ride at thrilling speeds with a professional driver.

Resume the Olympics-themed fun with a stop at the Olympics Ski Jump Complex. Watch fearless ski jumpers launch themselves into the air. Cross the Chubb River to reach the Lake Placid Winter Olympics Museum. See the 1980 hockey arena where the underdog U.S. team defeated the much-favored USSR.

The Canadian metropolis of Montreal is a 2-hour drive north of the village and has an international airport.

Lake Placid is in the heart of vast expanses of stunning mountains and lakes, so you have plenty of outdoor activities to try after visiting the Olympic-themed center.

Where to stay in Lake Placid

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Hillcrest

5/5(16 area reviews)

Hillcrest might not have many top sights, but Mirror Lake and Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Hillcrest
Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
101 Olympic Dr, Lake Placid, NY
The price is $111 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$111
$126 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Book a stay at this golf hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (1,112 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel
Cambria Hotel Lake Placid - Lakeside Resort
Cambria Hotel Lake Placid - Lakeside Resort
3 out of 5
2127 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from May 30 to May 31
$93
$105 total
includes taxes & fees
May 30 - May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Lake ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (110 reviews)
"Wonderful staff, very comfortable room."

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Cambria Hotel Lake Placid - Lakeside Resort
Lake House at High Peaks Resort
Lake House at High Peaks Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Mirror Lake Dr., Lake Placid, NY
The price is $119 per night from May 21 to May 22
$119
$144 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this resort in Lake Placid. Enjoy breakfast (surcharge), a fitness center, and onsite spa services. Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Mid's Park are ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"Absolutely stunning views"

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Lake House at High Peaks Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lake Placid Inn: Residences
Lake Placid Inn: Residences
3 out of 5
2050 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Lake Placid Center ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (233 reviews)
"The rooms are similar to small apartments. they have a living room and kitchen along with a large bathroom and large room. absolutely fantastic and beautiful place. it is a 5 minute drive from all the restaurants and shops"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Lake Placid Inn: Residences
Lake Placid Inn Main Street
Lake Placid Inn Main Street
2 out of 5
2617 Main St, Lake Placid, NY
Stay at this apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Lake Placid Winter Olympic ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (126 reviews)
"distance to everything was great. Parking was tough."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Lake Placid Inn Main Street
Awesome mountain view with private patio, Fantastic location right on Main St.
Awesome mountain view with private patio, Fantastic location right on Main St.
Lake Placid
Stay at this apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, an in-room coffeemaker, and air conditioning. Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Jackrabbit Trail are ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (16 reviews)