As a two-time host to the Winter Olympics, Lake Placid made its name as the winter sports capital of the world. But this mountain village is much more than just a venue for athletic achievement; it's a thriving Adirondack community of some 3,000 year-round residents. From one end of Main Street to the other are restaurants for every budget, boutiques full of works by local artisans, and cafes and pubs where deep sofas and warm smiles await. Home to world-class hotels, cozy B&Bs and affordable hostels, Lake Placid has fantastic lodging options to choose from for your trip. The town sits nestled between two lakes: Mirror Lake, busy with dog-sledding, skating, the toboggan chute and cross-country skiing all winter long, and the beautiful body of water after which it was named.
Spend the day outside skiing or snowboarding at Whiteface and then head into town for a little aprés ski cocktails and food. Curl up by a fire in your room overlooking the lake. Send the kids to a movie while you treat yourself to a massage. Or catch some live music and meet up with friends while enjoying a night out. Plan your next trip to Lake Placid and enjoy the closest thing to a guaranteed fantastic winter vacation!