Lake Placid Cabins Close to Area Attractions
Relax and explore the great outdoors in this quintessential mountain town. Known for its endless opportunities for recreation, Lake Placid offers everything from high peaks and waterfalls to lakes and sandy beaches. After a day of activities, take a drive into town, where you’ll find a quaint Adirondack Main Street lined with shops, restaurants, and Olympic history – just 10 minutes from our Lake Placid cabins.
Lake Placid is a recreation lover’s paradise, offering hiking, biking, paddling and more in the beautiful Adirondack Park. Hike to dozens of waterfalls, summit the famed Adirondack High Peaks, and explore the Lussi and Logger mountain bike trails. Take a leisurely paddle around Mirror Lake, soak up the sun on the sandy beach, or fly-fish the Ausable River. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, as well as downhill skiing and riding at nearby Whiteface Mountain.
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Visit the sites of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, including the rink where the U.S. hockey team won the famous “Miracle on Ice” game against the heavily-favored Soviet Union. Enjoy year-round ice skating in the Olympic Center and tour the Olympic Museum. Take an elevator to the top of the ski jumps and ride the Cliffside Coaster alongside the Olympic bobsled track. You can even ski the Olympic slopes at Whiteface Mountain, and enjoy hiking, gondola rides and a scenic drive to the summit in the off-season.
Lake Placid is home to several world-class sporting events, including the legendary Ironman triathlon, the Empire State Winter Games and the World University Games, as well as many hockey and lacrosse tournaments. The scenic mountain town also hosts the Lake Placid and I Love NY Horse Shows, an annual film festival, a BBQ festival and multiple music festivals, including the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series and the Flaming Leaves Festival.
Shopping & Dining
Downtown Lake Placid is a postcard-perfect village with a variety of locally-owned shops selling everything from outdoor adventure gear and Adirondack keepsakes to jewelry, antiques, books and more. You’ll also find Lake Placid is one of the best places to dine in the Adirondacks. The restaurants are too numerous to name, but the selection includes family restaurants and fine dining establishments, pubs, taverns and breweries, cafes, quick sandwiches and snacks to-go, bakeries, sweet treats, and coffee shops.