Historic Lake Placid
Lake Placid was the first winter resort in the United States, and discovering the vibrant history of this charming destination in the Adirondacks is just one of the highlights of visiting. You can learn about the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics Museum, or you may want to consider a trip to the Adirondacks Museum in neighbouring Blue Mountain Lake.
There is plenty of accommodation in Lake Placid that allow you to take advantage of the historic highlights of the region. Many also offer very reasonable rates. This includes the Courtyard by Marriott Lake Placid, or you may want to consider the Stagecoach Inn B&B for more personalised service.
A family holiday in Lake Placid
Thanks to its beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and list of attractions, Lake Placid is a family-friendly destination to be enjoyed throughout the year. Children of all ages will love learning about the native wildlife at The Wild Center at Tupper Lake, or savour the stunning views of Ausable Chasm and High Falls Gorge.
There are a number of hotels that cater to families in Lake Placid. This includes the Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid with its extensive amenities, comfortable rooms, golf course and six tennis courts. Mid range hotels are also abundantly represented with the likes of the Comfort Inn Lake Placid and Maple Leaf Inn offering family fun with reasonable prices.
A room with a view
Be it summer or winter, one thing Lake Placid always has is sensational views. Take in everything from picturesque Cascade waterfalls and thick Adirondack forests to the rolling South Meadow and Jay Covered Bridge. Though, the summit of Whiteface Mountain has to be the ultimate lookout in the area. On a clear day, enjoy panoramas capturing Vermont, New York and Canada.
Many of this region's landmarks and natural attractions are within close driving distance to Lake Placid, making it easy to set up base here and explore the area. The Whiteface Lodge is a 4.5-star option defining rustic elegance. The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is a fantastic mid range hotel with views over Mirror Lake. And, the Best Western Adirondack Inn provides budget prices with quality service.