Things to do in Lake Placid, New York

December 29, 2020 Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

Lake Placid, New York.

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Stay in a Resort.

There are so many accommodation options in Lake Placid for all budgets. On this trip I stayed at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort that is situated with spectacular views of Mirror Lake. We visited just before the holiday season kicked in full swing so there were already gorgeous holiday decoration all around the resort. It gave the property an extra cozy and warm feel. We also witnessed a coat of snow during our stay so it really put us in the winter spirit. The staff were so helpful during our stay. I loved our spacious room with a fireplace and enjoying all the amenities this property had to offer. If you want a more detailed post on my experience at this property (click here) to read more!

Dine at Generations.

Shop Local.

What I enjoyed most was seeing all the local mom & pop stores on the main street. Through the pandemic these businesses were hit the hardest. I'm a firm believer in supporting small businesses when you travel locally and abroad! We ended up purchasing some Lake Placid sweaters from the store called Critters. It's a family owned business and they have huge assortment of awesome souvenirs and a great gift shop located within the Alpine mall. It was nice to stroll around and check out specialty stores and gift shops that we weren't familiar with back home.

Visit Olympic Sites.

One of the main focal points of interests when visiting Lake Placid is visiting the Olympic sites.

  • Olympic Sports Center:
  • Olympic Sports Complex
  • Ski Jumping Complex

Visit Whiteface Mountain.

Whiteface mountain is actually the fifth highest mountain in New York. On a clear day you can see views of the Adirondack region, Vermont and Montreal, Canada. It has the greatest vertical drop in the East more than Aspen, Colorado or Lake Louise in Alberta and Snowbird in Utah.

Unfortunately since it did snow while being there, we weren't able to do the scenic drive through Whiteface mountain. The road was closed and the toll area was blocked. That didn't stop me hopping out the car and admiring the gorgeous views at the base of the mountain.  All the pines freshly coated with snow, truly looked unreal. It looked like a winter wonderland postcard.


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