How to Summer in Lake Placid

 

Hotel North Woods sits in the middle of Main Street in Lake Placid, NY with breathtaking views of Mirror Lake and the High Peaks. Our location puts us within walking distance to many attractions like the Olympic Museum and the Lake Placid Public Beach and all of the shopping and dining options available on Main Street. But did you know that we’re also within a short drive to an irrepressible scope of attractions offered within the region that are sure to make your Lake Placid summer vacation full of adventure?

AUSABLE CHASM

Ausable Chasm is one of America’s oldest natural attraction. Millions of visitors explore the famous depths of the Chasm. Come and see beautiful waterfalls and unique rock formations for yourself! Whether you take in the view from the robust bridges or walkways and stairs, your whole family will enjoy the “Classic Tour” with a scenic raft float through the lower Chasm or a tubing adventure to cool off on hot Lake Placid summer days! If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll enjoy the new Adventure Trail, or the rappelling and rock climbing tours!  

HIGH FALLS GORGE

This next activity only takes half an hour, so grab your camera and take in the Adirondacks’ breathtaking High Falls Gorge! Four outstanding waterfalls shooting over rocks, ice, water and wind cracks carved billions of years ago. Explore the natural history, geology, and forestry on self-guided tours the educational signage along the way will tell you everything there is to know! The River View Cafe features light lunch and snacks, while proudly serving regional beers and New York State wines. There’s also an Adirondack gift shop.

THE WILD CENTER

The Wild Center is a favorite attraction in the Adirondacks! Enjoy the new Wild Walk trail, as you get closer to the natural world by venturing across the treetops! The Center features a museum store, cafe, and daily events.

SWIMMING

It wouldn’t be a true Lake Placid summer if you didn’t make a splash in one of the three thousand lakes or in one of the many rivers! Swimming is a family favorite activity for Lake Placid guests because there’s nothing like cool mountain water on a hot Adirondack day! Whether you’re searching for a sandy beach, or a hidden oasis you’ll find your happy place in Lake Placid. Be sure to follow posted signs, although you are hiking on state property the bordering streams may be privately owned.

WATERSPORTS

One of the best ways to see Lake Placid is from the lake! Bring your own boat and put it in at the Lake Placid Marina or rent a boat at Captain Marney’s.  No boat? No problem! ADK Aquatics provides wakeboarding, watersking, wakesurfing and tubing excursions on Lake Placid all summer long… no boat required, just bring your swimsuit and sense of adventure!

The Hotel North Woods features ninety-two guest rooms and suites and is at the center of activity and excitement of Lake Placid while being nestled within the peace, beauty of the Adirondack Region. We’ll see you and your family soon at the Hotel North Woods for Lake Placid summer memories you’ll treasure for years to come!

Tracy Smith