12 Ways To Make Your Trip To Lake Placid, NY Extra Special
The village of Lake Placid is one of the most historic and visited small communities in upstate New York. As the host of two major sporting events, the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, many people around the world are already familiar with this little gem of a place tucked away in New York’s High Peaks region.
There are lots of great things to see and do when visiting Lake Placid, and we’ve provided you with a list of a dozen ways to enjoy a short two-day visit here. These events include a narrated boat ride around the lake, a visit to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole, a trip to ‘Top of the World’ and a lunch break for a lip-smacking homemade barbecue.
We haven’t listed all of the many Olympic venues that you can visit and visit. We have, however, added a link to a full website that will tell you these places, where they are, times, how to get tickets, etc. It will also tell you what is currently open and what is not. Lake Placid is once again gearing up for international attention as it prepares to host the 2023 World University Games in the village, so renovations are underway!
Also on this list, we’ve included a few places to see in Wilmington and Saranac Lake. Both locations are within 10 minutes of downtown Lake Placid.
Lake Placid is totally a four season destination. He is busy all year round, and for good reason. Did you know that Lake Placid was the very first winter resort in the United States? Yet, putting skis and bobs aside for a minute, many people head to the village to enjoy the fall bliss of the mountains around Lake Placid. The fall colors will take your breath away!
So, it’s time for the road trip! En route to Lake Placid, the upstate “Olympic Village”.