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 travellers 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-metre) 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 centre, 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-favoured 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 centre.

Where to stay in Lake Placid

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 ₹9,771 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb
₹9,771
per night
26 Feb - 27 Feb
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (806 reviews)
"Great hotel. Friendly staff. Very clean. Nice free breakfast. Convenient walk to arena, restaurant and shops on the Main Street."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

Lake Placid Inn Boutique Hotel
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 ₹13,323 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb
₹13,323
per night
26 Feb - 27 Feb
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,180 reviews)
"Very nice. Staff very courteous. Needs updating."

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2023

Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, an IHG Hotel
High Peaks Resort
High Peaks Resort
4 out of 5
2384 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
The price is ₹12,322 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
₹12,322
per night
15 Feb - 16 Feb
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Lake Placid. Enjoy free parking, 2 indoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,012 reviews)
"We’ve stayed at about half of the hotels around Lake Placid but we always come back here. The beds are ridiculously comfortable, rooms are large and the bathroom and shower with river stones and wood is just relaxing and a great touch. Hotel parking is free, on-site and you have garage parking options ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

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 Main Street
Lake Placid Inn Main Street
2 out of 5
2617 Main St, Lake Placid, NY, 12946
Stay at this apartment in Lake Placid. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Room was ready at check in . clean and in a wonderful location"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (189 reviews)
"Great place, very clean and completely updated unit. Close to town and hiking. The only inconvenience is that the check in/office is not at the property, but they sent us a reminder about it the day before, so that was great."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 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 indoor private hot tubs. Popular attractions Lake Placid Club Golf Courses and ...
Lake Placid Club Lodges
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