- TripBuzz found 42 things to do with kids in or near Lake Placid, New York, including 19 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Saranac Lake and Wilmington.
- From Olympic Ski Jump Complex to Boots & Birdies Miniature Golf, the Lake Placid area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Golf, Hiking Trails, Historic Sites and Cross-Country Skiing.
- A small village in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, NY is located less than an hour south-west of Plattsburgh. Lake Placid is a prime location for a number of winter sports and recreation activities, which is why it has earned the honor of hosting two winter Olympics, a Winter Universiade, and the Goodwill Games.
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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.
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.
Located on Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic Sports Complex was one of the main venues of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Visitors today can ski down alpine runs, enjoy a guided bobsled experience, or use over 50 km of cross country trails.
Locally owned and operated, the historic Palace Theatre was constructed around 1926. The theater shows primarily first run movies, and features four auditoriums. The theater's prices tend to be lower than those at national chains.
Commemorating the Lake Placid Winter Olympics of 1932 and 1980, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum contains a number of historical Olympic memorabilia. Many activities are offered by the museum, including a bobsled experience, public ice skating, and many others.
There are several types of tours which make the Adirondack Scenic Railway popular with the children: The Polar Express and The Santa Train are only a few of them. The rails take the travelers on a 12 mile trip, passing through Utica, Lake Placid, and others.