- Our list of the best things to do in Lake Placid, New York, features the top 52 nearby activities — including 24 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Lake Placid, NY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Lake Placid, NY , followed by 24 popular activities in nearby cities, including Saranac Lake and Wilmington
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.
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17 Algonquin Dr., Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts displays art shows in its galleries and films in its auditorium. Other activities include opera, book readings, festivals, ballet, orchestral arrangements, and exhibits of local artists.
Located in the mountains near Lake Placid, Whiteface Golf Club offers an 18-hole course with a distinctive cloverleaf design for its greens and bunkers. They also feature tennis courts, a marina, and ski trails, among other amenities.
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.
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88 Morningside Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
The Lake Placid Club Golf Courses are a collection of four public golf courses known for being particularly beginner friendly. There are several restaurants and hotels within walking distance of each golf course.
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.
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5730 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946 MoreLess Info
Finger Lake wines are the focus of the Swedish Hill Winery Tasting Room. It is considered to be one of New York's most award winning wineries, guests can receive a souvenir glass with every purchased wine tasting.