- The list below includes 33 free or cheap things to do in or near Lake Placid, New York, including 61 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Historic Sites, Cross-Country Skiing and Bowling.
- From Mount Jo to Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lake Placid and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Saranac Lake and Wilmington.
There are actually several independent trails that compose the Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails. There are four separate trail paths and a central trailhead that can be used by hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and those who wish to enjoy a family outing or picnic.
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George and Bliss Lane, just off Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
With the services of Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours visitors are able to have an hour-long narrated tour along 16 miles of the lake. It is conducted in rain or shine weather during the warmer months once the lake has thawed.
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1991 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
Boots & Birdies Miniature Golf features an 18 hole miniature golf course, playground, mining sleuth for gemstone mining, bungee bounce and ropes course. Their saloon serves burgers, pulled pork, soft ice cream and more.
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2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
The home and the final resting place of the abolitionist John Brown are found at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Trails and picnic areas are found in the park, while reenactments are played all around the year.
As the former home of a historic abolitionist, John Brown's Farm offers visitors a farmhouse with artifacts from the 19th century. The farmhouse is surrounded with forests and meadows; featuring a pond situated next to the house.
The largest riding resort in the area, the Adirondack Equine Center takes its visitors horseback riding to attractions such as the High Falls and the Wild Center. Sleigh rides are also available during the winter.
The Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the two Winter Olympic Games which took place in America, in 1932 and 1980. A cafeteria which serves breakfast and lunch is found on the site. The museum can also be rented for private events.
The modern lodge of Cascade Cross Country Center houses rental facilities, a ski shop, bar, restaurant, large fireplace, and overnight accommodations. The trails for the center are spread over roughly 12 miles of groomed and wind protected areas.