The Winter Wonderland of Lake Placid

When most of us think about Lake Placid we think of the Winter Olympics – but Lake Placid isn’t just for Olympians. though it is where you can  act like one!
The Adirondack Park offers some of the finest opportunities in the eastern United States for outdoor recreation including hiking, boating of all kinds, camping, picnicking, hiking, mountaineering, cycling, hunting, fishing, swimming, downhill and cross- country skiing, ice skating and snow-shoeing. It’s comprised of about 6.1 million acres (bigger than the state of Vermont) and is the largest protected area in the contiguous United States, and is larger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks combined!

What I love about Lake  Placid is that it’s a very family friendly place to travel. There are plenty of activities to enjoy as a couple or a  family.

Go fly fishing, hike mountain trails, ski the Whiteface Mountains and shop in a local artist community in the white face region. It’s easily accessible, and affordable.


Explore the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain. This region offers a unique blend of scenic beauty, lots of outdoor recreational opportunities and lost of history. Golf, bike through scenic forts and farmland, sail, fish, swim and enjoy the beauty.


Make sure not to miss Saranac Lake – paddling, fishing, and boating in this arts community with eclectic restaurants and stores there is a cool vibe all year long.
Lake_PlacidWhitewater rafting and home of the Adirondack Museum, this part of the region is the heart of the wilderness. With backcountry hiking and paddling galore, many of the region’s villages include the word “lake” in their names for a reason.

Sitting on the 9-mile long lake for which it’s named, the community hosts an exciting calendar of special events, cultural activities and athletic competitions, and is home to the museum that interprets the natural history of the Adirondacks; the Wild Center.

There is soo much to do and see in Lake Placid, I can’t even fit it all in one post! I will be interviewing a travel expert next week to give us some hints and tips on affordable ways to visit Lake Placid for your family!


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22 Responses to The Winter Wonderland of Lake Placid

  1. That looks like a whole lot of fun! I think I’d like to try whitewater rafting sometime in my life.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Lake Placid sounds like an amazing place to visit. I would love to get there someday.

  3. I’ve never been to Lake Placid, but I absolutely would love to visit! I love that you’ve mentioned there is to do!

  4. Sandy Klocinski says:

    The woods and the lakes and the overall wilderness appeal looks beyond belief! The Adirondacks are an amazing vacation option. The whole experience of driving through the Adirondack mountains would be a beautiful experience.

  5. I have never been there and I don’t know why because it’s in driving distance. I think I really need to check it out

  6. laurie damrose says:

    I want to visit there one day,it looks so peaceful.

  7. Crystal says:

    Now that the kids are a little older, it’s getting easier to travel. We’d love to visit Lake Placid & play outdoors!

  8. i’ve heard so much about Lake Placid. I know my family would love it.

  9. Veronica says:

    Beautiful photos. I love how calm it is there, and virtually untouched

  10. Angelica G says:

    Beautiful…. so serene!

  11. Pam says:

    Lake Placid looks like a beautiful place to visit. It would definitely make a great family vacation.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    It seems like there is so much to do at Lake Placid. I’d love to spend a few days exploring!

  13. Candy o says:

    What an exciting location. Never been to Lake Placid.

  14. Theresa says:

    It looks like a gorgeous place to visit! I should add Lake Placid to the list of travel destinations I want to go to when the kids move out!

  15. deb says:

    It looks so pretty. I’ll be in the area in May, I’ll try to check it out.

  16. Hollie says:

    What great photos! Lake Placid really is a beautiful place to play and relax, can’t wait to go back.

  17. Every time I hear about Lake Placid I think of that ridiculous ‘horror’ movie a few years back. This gives me a much better thought process. The photos are beautiful and certainly a place I could see myself visiting.

  18. Mai T. says:

    Wonderful photos! I’d love to visit for once.

  19. Katherine G says:

    Wow! This place looks just beautiful! I would love to take my family here one day. It looks like the perfect vacation spot.

  20. Lillea says:

    I haven’t visited, but I love scenery like that.

  21. Camesha says:

    Wow. I didn’t know it was that large. It looks like a great place to getaway from it all.

  22. chasing joy says:

    These pictures are so beautiful. I’d like to visit one day.

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