Top Adventures in Lake Placid

  • Ice Skate Mirror Lake

    Looking for ice skating a bit more off the beaten path? Try Mirror Lake! Open 24/7! The best place to start is at the south end of the lake where you can also find a nearby shop to rent skates if you don't have them. If you do not feel like going ...

  • Hike Up Cobble Hill

    Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. This is a perfect hike for those with younger kids and want to expose them to hiking.Cobble Hill has a little bit of ever...

  • Paddle Lake Placid

    Paddleboarding on Lake Placid is definitely and activity to add to your list when up in the Adirondacks during spring or summer. Surrounded by mountains, there are multiple coves you can explore around the lake. There is no set route to follow but...

  • Hike to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains

    McKenzie Mountain stands at 3,861 feet and is one of the highest 100 in the Adirondacks. Haystack Mountain stands at 2,874 feet. Both are part of the Saranac 6ers Challenge.The trailhead for this route to McKenzie and Haystack is located on route ...

    12.4 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Cascade Ski Center

    Spend a blissful day at Cascade Ski Center in the heart of the Adirondacks at Lake Placid, New York. This Nordic Ski Center has over 15 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing with rentals available. The Center also hosts ...

    15 miles

  • Rock Climb at Notch Mountain in the Adirondacks

    Park at the Moss Cliff Parking area on Route 86 and cross the road to the trailhead for Copperas Pond. Make a short but steep approach to Notch Mountain Slabs, taking a left when the trail appears to split. The immediate face has four single pitch...

  • Hike Cascade & Porter Mountains

    Cascade 4,098ft and Porter 4,084ft are two easy peaks which are usually hiked together. The trail starts on Rt 73 and you starts climbing up slowly but not challenging at all. Is 2.4 mIles to summit of cascade, the last 0.2 miles is a open rock s...

    4.8 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY

    Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill. Don't pass this one up.There is a little gravel...

  • Hike Mount Jo

    This short hike offers exceptional views, perfect for late night sunsets and early morning sunrises. Take a lunch date to the summit and enjoy overlooking Heart Lake and New York's highest peak, Mt. Marcy. The trail to Mt. Jo trailhead is located ...

  • Hike Mount Marcy

    The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. This is the most popular route and leaves from the Adiron...

    14 miles 3170 ft gain

  • Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains

    Although a bit strenuous this loop climb up the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. I suggest that you travel past Marcy Dam to Avalanche Lake and ascend the range in that direction as the trail from Lake Col...

  • Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks

    The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking. Located just ten minutes outside of the famous Lake Placid, you do not want to miss visiting this alluring Loj in the woods.Starting from Lot number 1 from the Ad...

    12.6 miles 3300 ft gain

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      Adk Mountain View Campground

      Pitch your tent or bring your horses to our 150-acre oasis. Beautiful view of the Adirondack mountains. Bonfires cookouts and neighborly fun!

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    • Mineville, New York

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      Fully equipped campsite is nestled in a small clearing surrounded by 65 acres of woodland in the Adirondack Park. Hike through our woods on an old logging trail, bushwhack to the top of Bald Peak, ...

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    • Ticonderoga, New York

      The Look Out At Chill Hill

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    • Monkton, Vermont

      Cedar Lake Camp Site

      Perfect centrally located site. 30 minutes from Burlington, 30 minutes from Middlebury, and 10-15 minutes from the quaint towns of Vergennes and Bristol. Come fish and kayak on beautiful Cedar Lak...

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    • Wevertown, New York

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