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Influencer Paul Havel ice skates on Lake Placid


Lake Placid

An outdoors lover’s paradise with clear, soothing lake water and wildlife.

A charming lake nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in Northeast New York.
Vacation Type
Waterfront Resorts, Romance, Active, Family, Adventure, Winter Adventures, Summer Vacation
Nearest Airport
Adirondack Regional Airport


Your Guide to Lake Placid, New York

As the host of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid continues to dazzle visitors with its Adirondack charm and perfectly preserved historic sites. So, whether you’re speeding down Whiteface Mountain, paddling Mirror Lake, toasting the day’s excursions at the Big Slide Brewery, or simply kicking back in an Adirondack chair to gaze at the stars at night, our hand-picked experiences are sure to treat Opal guests to the best of the High Country.

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A couple looks at bottles in the wine cellar at Lake Placid Lodge.

The Family Reunion Guide to Lake Placid

Ah, the family retreat. After years of talking about it, the three generations of relatives scattered from California to South Carolina are finally going to get together. But a hotel in, say, Chicago, may lack the intimacy of a rented house in Colorado – which doesn’t appeal to the altitude averse 90-year-old paterfamilias. The family reunion conundrum is solved in the village of Lake Placid, which knows how to host any personality after staging the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games.

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Lake Placid Lodge Cabin in winter

Digital Detox: How to Unplug in Lake Placid

Modern life is overrun with high-tech headaches. Find out how to shake off the stress with a digital detox at Lake Placid Lodge and in Lake Placid.

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Whiteface Club’s Championship 18-hole

Golf at some of Lake Placid’s finest courses, some of which are just moments away from Lake Placid Lodge. Play the Whiteface Club’s championship 18-hole course or try out their 9-hole course among stunning views of the Adirondacks.


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