- 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
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44 Stevenson Lane, Saranac Lake, NY MoreLess Info
Built in the cottage in which writer Louis Stevenson wrote several essays for Scribner's Magazine, the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is a historical museum focused on the writings of Louis Stevenson. Attractions include paintings, photographs, and various memorabilia.
Near Saranac Lake, the Saranac Laboratory Museum documents the local history of tuberculosis patients who came to the area for treatment. Exhibits cover the science of tuberculosis and the history of the disease in New York City.
Originally built as a Livery and Stables in the 1800's, now the Waterhole is Saranac's go-to place for adult beverages and live music. The upstairs has been turned into a music lounge and features performers most nights.
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182 Lake Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 MoreLess Info
As the studio of a local artist, Adirondack Landscapes: Sandra Hildreth showcases oil and watercolor paintings of regional landscapes. Visitors can contact the artist to commission a piece of artwork.
Harken back to your own childhood by visiting Adirondack Carousel and taking a ride on one of the hand-crafted wooden animals. Located indoors, the Carousel is an ideal venue for birthday parties and special occasions.
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Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a variety of natural scenery including rivers, forests, ponds, and streams at Adirondack Park with Adirondack Scenic Railroad. The park spans six million acres and the railroad offers several train adventures.