Lake Placid

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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

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, 12946
The price is Rs10,396 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
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"Amazing staff, comfy bed and very clean. We will be back"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel
Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel
Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
821 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
The price is Rs10,783 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (543 reviews)
"The room, staff and property were fantastic. No complaints at all."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel
High Peaks Resort
High Peaks Resort
4 out of 5
2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
The price is Rs13,111 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
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Reviewed on 15 May 2022

High Peaks Resort
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Lake Placid Inn Main Street
Lake Placid Inn Main Street
2 out of 5
2617 Main St, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
The price is Rs15,272 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (76 reviews)
"Great apartment like stay with all that you need. Had all the basics and no complaints. It isn't a luxury style apartment though, which we didn't expect. The location can't be beat!"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2022

Lake Placid Inn Main Street
Lake Placid Inn: Residences
Lake Placid Inn: Residences
3 out of 5
2050 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (164 reviews)
"Very good condition of the suite. Big supermarket is nearby at walking distance. The only drawback is that it is far from the town and there’s no shuttle. But overall excellent experience."

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2022

Lake Placid Inn: Residences
Lake Placid Club Lodges
Lake Placid Club Lodges
3 out of 5
30 Lake Placid Club Way, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a steam room. Popular attractions Mirror Lake and Lake Placid Club Golf Courses ...
Lake Placid Club Lodges
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