An Insider’s Guide to Fantastic Lake Placid Fall Foliage

There’s nothing quite like an autumnal getaway to Hotel North Woods. The Lake Placid fall foliage presents a dazzling palette of color. Take advantage of the stunning views from a variety of vantage points when you visit our Lake Placid hotel. Button-up your favorite flannel, lace those hiking boots, pull on your coziest cap, order your go-to fall beverage, and […]

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Local Secrets: Authentic Adirondack Road Trip

Lush forestry, grandiose mountains, idyllic lake towns, mouthwatering eateries, cute boutiques, outdoor adventures: get it all when you visit Hotel North Woods. Embark on an Adirondack road trip from our Lake Placid resort, spend a day soaking in the Upstate New York mountains, and explore everything the area has to offer.   Adventure Awaits near Lake Placid Whether you’re an adventurer […]

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Embark on a Whiteface Gondola Ride for Unbeatable Sights

Picture of Whiteface Gondola Ride.

If you love scenic overviews, then making a reservation at Hotel North Woods is perfect for your summer getaway. The mountains near Lake Placid provide breathtaking sights regardless of the season. However, it’s not always feasible to spend an entire afternoon climbing a mountain for a spectacular view. Luckily for you, the Whiteface gondola ride, aptly named “Cloudsplitter,” provides 15 […]

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Bike into Summer on These Amazing Lake Placid Trails

Picture of woman enjoying Lake Placid trails.

Bike into summer on our gorgeous, Lake Placid trails. Zoom around the Adirondacks under a cloudless sky and exuberant pines. During your Hotel North Woods, take advantage of our public bike rentals and trail options. You’re sure to appreciate the opportunity to disconnect from your bustling, busy life for a few hours and experience Lake Placid, NY, as you never […]

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Attending USCSA Nationals in Lake Placid

Lake Placid has been a historic town in the snow sports community for the better part of a century. Our city first hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and again in 1980, so when it comes to putting on a big event, we know what we’re doing. Soon, hundreds of college athletes from across the country will flock to New […]

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Adirondack Fishing: Upstate NY Fishing Charters and Rentals

Your boat floats like an autumn leaf atop the water’s glassy surface. As the sun slowly summits the Adirondack Mountains, their spitting-image reflects on Mirror Lake. A steaming thermos of coffee warms your hands against the morning dew, and emerald trees line the sleepy shore. That’s the serenity you’ll find during Adirondack fishing trips. Hotel North Woods is near the […]

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Can’t-Miss Lake Placid Event: 1980 Winter Olympics 40th Anniversary

Lake Placid is one of the few cities that have hosted two Olympics, and this February is the 40th anniversary of the 1980 games. The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics was a special event, resulting in stories passed down through generations. Those who didn’t attend, and even those who weren’t born yet, love the movie Miracle on Ice. That story […]

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Ski and Ride the East | Adirondack Skiing in Upstate NY

Adirondack Skiing

New York State is full of beautifully diverse landscapes. There are ocean beaches, towering skyscrapers, gushing waterfalls, and mighty mountains. The latter, of course, offering some of the best skiing east of the Rockies.  Whiteface Mountain ski area has the greatest vertical drop in Eastern North America at 3,430′ feet and it rivals or bests many vertical drops in the […]

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Festive Lake Placid Winter Activities

Snow and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and Lake Placid, NY, has some of the best snow around. Nestled in the shadow of Whiteface Mountain and on the shores of the beautiful Mirror Lake, our little town is the perfect place to go for the winter holidays.

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5 Things to Do in Lake Placid

Things to Do in Lake Placid

Out of all the places to stay in Lake Placid, there’s no better place than the Hotel North Woods. Tucked away in the Adirondack Mountains, Hotel North Woods offers pet-friendly accommodations, multiple nearby eateries, and is walking distance from some of the area’s main attractions. You’ll have so many options when it comes to things to do in Lake Placid […]

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