The Adirondacks Offer Plenty of Summer Attractions
Lake Placid is located in the heart of the Adirondacks. Visitors can explore the rugged and beautiful landscape by traveling the extensive hiking trails on bike or foot. New York’s tallest mountains and most pristine and untouched rivers and lakes are located in this region, making it the ideal vacation stop for any outdoor enthusiast. Quiet, scenic roads and off-road trails offer exploration for bike riders that can’t be beat by any other area in the state. Some of the world’s best biking routes, including the Pine Pond, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington Notch and Ironman Loop.
Hikers love the 2,000 miles of marked, designated trails. Families can enjoy the easy, low grade hikes and competitive, well trained hikers can find trails to climb to the top of scenic peaks. Lake Placid offers a great camping base for outdoor adventures with plenty of amenities for relaxation when you come back from a challenging day out. 3,000 lakes and 30,000 miles of streams make water sports exciting and easy to access in the Lake Placid area. The Village of Lake Placid itself lies on the shores of beautiful Mirror Lake.
Canoe and kayak paddling is enjoyable on the thousands of miles of white and flatwater rivers. Visitors without their own equipment can hire a whitewater rafting expedition for an exciting day on the water. If you’ve never camped on a remote island, try paddling out to one of the many located in the Hudson River. Events are held every weekend during the summer for both visitors and residents to enjoy. Highlights include the Lake Placid Horse Shows, the Lake Placid Marathon and the Ironman Lake Place. The Adirondacks also offer one of a kind shopping and dining with a variety of local craftsman and specialty shops.