Nestled in the spectacular Adirondack Mountains and less than an hour from the Plattsburgh area by car, Lake Placid, NY blends a rich Olympic history, countless outdoor recreational opportunities and a chance to get away from it all.
America’s first winter resort is also one of only three destinations in the world hosting two winter Olympic Games. Visit Lake Placid and relive the “Miracle on Ice,” when America beat the Soviet Union in hockey and went on to capture the gold medal. Skate on the same surface speed skater Eric Heiden won an unprecedented five gold medals in 1980. See mere mortals fly off the 120-meter ski jump. Or you can take an exhilarating bobsled ride.
In the summer months, enjoy concerts by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. See the final resting place of abolitionist John Brown. Watch athletes confronting the grueling Ironman USA. And, of course, experience the great outdoors, hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking in the high peaks of the Adirondacks.
For those who enjoy good food, there are nearly 60 restaurants in Lake Placid, from family-style fare in a rustic setting to fine dining amidst a spectacular backdrop. That’s not to mention the Adirondack’s year-round visual splendor, shopping the quaint Main Street or just chillin’ in an Adirondack chair.