5 Shops Worth the Stop: Main Street Lake Placid
Meet five authentic and adored shops worth a stop when perusing Main Street during your next visit to Lake Placid Lodge.
Main Street in Lake Placid makes it easy to see why this quaint alpine village was chosen as the host for both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic games. Lined with charming, well-preserved buildings that reflect the village’s history and architectural heritage, the scene looks like it could have been plucked from a Norman Rockwell painting. Besides the undeniable charm, the easily walkable downtown on the western banks of Mirror Lake is populated by about a mile of name-brand outlets and uniquely Lake Placid shops perfect for a day of shopping and browsing. If you work up an appetite, fret not, plenty of casual and fine dining options abound.
Origin Coffee Co.
2669 Main Street
If the smell of espresso doesn’t lure you into this small, cozy coffee shop, Origin Coffee Co.’s atmosphere will most certainly do the trick, featuring gleaming blonde wooden tables, a plethora of potted plants, a green wall emblazoned with their logo in neon signage, and gold pendant lighting. Once done taking in the space, point your attention to the blackboard menu, showcasing a host of coffees from pour-overs sourced from all over the world (Ethiopia, Honduras, and Indonesia to name a few) and cold brews to espressos and seasonal specialty drinks.
Adirondack Decorative Arts & Crafts
2512 Main Street
Celebrating the natural surroundings and outdoor culture of Lake Placid, this one-of-kind rustic gift shop sells lamps made from canteens, hand-carved animal statues, decorative antlers, and the like. The first two floors feature crafts and decorative accessories of all types, especially from Adirondack Decorative Arts & Crafts, which claims over 9,000 square feet. The third floor is reserved for unique camp and home furnishings, from handcrafted beds and hand-carved bookcases.
Saratoga Olive Oil Co.
2439 Main Street
The Saratoga Olive Oil Company has been listed as one the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection, and the retail destinations have been included in the top 10 most elegant shopping experiences in the world. Browse their fine selection of oils and vinegars sourced both nationally and across the globe. Or, brighten up your favorite foods with their selection of fine sea salts, chocolates, and spices.
The Adirondack Popcorn Co.
2461 Main Street
Move over basic, buttered popcorn. The Adirondack Popcorn Co. is churning out some crazy creations, including flavors like maple bourbon bacon, blue raspberry, moose tracks, birthday cake, and dill pickle. Not only is sampling permitted before buying, but you can also watch the staff make and dress the final product before funneling it into tins as large as 6.5 gallons.
2423 Main Street
Hand-poured soy lotion candles, tea-tree purifying masks, and natural deodorants are among the all-natural home, health, and beauty products at Simpli Nature. From vegan pet treats to Himalayan salt rocks, there’s a unique gift idea for everyone on your shopping list. Bring home something to pamper yourself, or give the gift of all-natural beauty and relaxation to your loved ones back home.
USA Hockey Store
2458 Main Street #5
Show your team spirit or celebrate the triumphant 1980 men’s hockey gold medal victory over Finland when you visit the USA Hockey Store, which offers one of the most robust retail selections of international men’s jerseys and team USA memorabilia in the country. A can’t-miss for both hockey and sports fans, the USA Hockey Store also features authenticated, signed memorabilia from greats across the globe, and is a true celebration of Lake Placid’s unique place in the history of ice hockey.