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Experiences

Make the Adirondacks Your Playground at Our Lakeside Lodge

On- and off-property experiences to satisfy every guest

Nestled in the heart of thousands of acres of woodlands, Lake Placid Lodge is the outdoor-lover’s dream. With access to some of the country’s finest hiking, boating, skiing, and fishing, the luxuriously appointed lodge offers a place of refuge after a long day spent exploring the rugged wilderness of the Adirondacks. After a day of off-property activity, enjoy boating on the lake, playing lawn games with the family, or simply relaxing in an Adirondack chair on the lawn while taking in the breathtaking views of Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain with a cocktail in hand.

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Downhill Skiing

Just 30 minutes from Lake Placid Lodge is Whiteface Mountain, which offers some of the best skiing on the East Coast for beginners and experts alike. Mt. Pisgah, a small, family-run operation in Saranac Lake, also offers day and night skiing as well as tubing.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross country skiers with their own gear can take off from the many trails near Lake Placid Lodge, and guests now have access to the cross country trails at nearby Whiteface Club as well.

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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is not for the faint of heart, but the trout are plentiful in nearby waters, such as Lake Colby in Saranac Lake or St. Regis Lake in Paul Smiths.

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Ice Skating

Grab a pair of ice skates from the lodge, and ice skate on property or in the Olympic Skating Oval that played host during the 1980 games.

The skating oval at The Olympic Center in Lake Placid.

Olympic Center and Museum

Lake Placid hosted both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and the Olympic Center and Museum tells the story of the games and the great athletes who competed there.

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Hiking

Thousands of miles of hiking trails pass by or originate near Lake Placid Lodge. An experienced Adirondack Guide hired through the lodge will ensure you have a safe and memorable outing.

Fishing

Renowned for its rainbow trout, Lake Placid offers some of the best fishing in Upstate New York. After spending a day on the water, bring your bounty back to the lodge, where one of its skilled chefs will prepare it for dinner.

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Mountain Biking

Skiing destination Whiteface Mountain becomes a mountain-biker’s paradise in the summer months. The mountain’s 27 trails are accessible via gondola or shuttle.

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Horseback Riding

Ride down winding wooded trails atop a horse to experience the true rugged wilderness of the Adirondacks. Emerald Springs Ranch in Saranac Lake offers trail rides for riders of all abilities.

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Whitewater Rafting

Up for the challenge of conquering the Class 3 to Class 5 rapids of the Hudson River? From March to June, the concierge team can book you a whitewater rafting adventure through an experienced local company.

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Rock Climbing

The ancient mountains surrounding Lake Placid Lodge offer stunning vistas, but true adventurers will want to climb their granite faces. Local guides offer rock and ice climbing excursions year round.

The view of Lake Placid in the fall.

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Top Activities & Attractions to Soak Up Lake Placid in the Fall

Autumn always comes early – and lasts longer – in the Adirondacks. And Lake Placid offers plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the season, from fall-flavored beers and film fests to perfect leaf-peeping places to post up and enjoy the rolling patchwork of color.

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