Area Activities & Entertainment
Seasonal Area Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Skiing (Downhill and Cross-Country)
- Horseback riding
- Dog sledding
- Guided Trips
Additionally, there are innumerable attractions in the surrounding area – Olympic venues and experiences, natural attractions, museums, family adventures, arts and entertainment, and much more!
Recommended Area Activities
Our on site Health and Fitness Center is available 24 hours a day…
Tennis anyone? Enjoy a match on our full size court, or a game of platform tennis. The choice is yours! If basketball is your game, our court is available for shooting a few hoops! Our Game Room offers opportunities to enjoy air hockey, a game of pool, shuffleboard and more.
Take a comfortable seat in our state of the art, surround sound movie theater and enjoy a private screening of three featured films daily! Of course, complimentary popcorn is provided for you! Family fun awaits at our catch and release fishing pond.
Each Adirondack evening at The Whiteface Lodge offers the opportunity to gather around our bonfire for family fun and Smores!
Kanu Lounge features live Music every Friday and Saturday year round with additional nights during Holiday Periods. Lunch, Dinner and Full Bar available daily also.
Our Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is reminiscent of days gone by, complete with a decadent menu to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Swimming Year-Round Indoors and Outdoors
Whether you choose to soak up the sun along our lakefront beach or relax at the Lodge, a refreshing swim awaits you! Our state of the art swimming pool is heated to 84 degrees year round, and offers the opportunity to swim indoors, outdoors, or both! Choose from one of three hot tubs to unwind and bid farewell to your worries!
Spring, Summer & Fall
Enjoy our Lakefront Beach Canoe Club
The Canoe Club invites you to enjoy the natural surroundings and beauty of Lake Placid. Help yourself to one of our canoes or kayaks and embark on a tranquil excursion on your own or bring a companion! Canoe Bar and Grille provides food and full bar service for your enjoyment! Seasonal hours of operation apply.
Captain Inclusive Rides:
Enjoy a memorable excursion on Lake Placid, departing from our Canoe Club. Three motor boats may be rented by making reservations with Concierge – our Ski Nautique speed boat, Hacker-Craft, and pontoon boat. Each motor boat is escorted by a certified driver. Click here for details
The Olympic Cross Country Ski Center is a cross country mountain bike center in summer and fall. They offer 50km of groomed trails from easy cruisers to more rolling terrain.
Downhill Mountain Bike Center is located at Whiteface Mountain and offers 2,400 vertical feet of descent on a variety of intermediate and advanced terrain that crisscrosses the mountain on wide, hard-packed dirt maintenance roads and single track trails.
Additionally, there are two shops in town that rent both mountain and road bikes.
High Peaks Cyclery
2733 Main Street, Lake Placid
Placid Planet Bicycles
2242 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid
Lake Placid offers some of the finest fishing opportunities in the Adirondacks! Whether Fly Fishing or Reel Fishing, the surrounding waterways are home to a variety of trout, and a multitude of other species. Our Concierge will be delighted to arrange an outing with an extraordinary guide, upon request!
Lake Placid boasts some of the finest golf courses in the Northeast. In close proximity we have three premier courses. For further details you may wish to visit Lake Placid Golf Courses. While we are not affiliated with any one course we are happy to arrange for tee times to suit your schedule.
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whether you are in search of tranquility or a fun, family outing... Lake Placid lakes, rivers, and ponds await you! Our Canoe Club offers complimentary canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats on a first come, first served basis .
Lake Placid Boat Rentals
3 George Bliss Ln, Lake Placid
Mirror Lake Boat Rental
Main Street, Lake Placid
Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters
541 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake
The Adirondacks are known as one of the best places for rock climbing in the country. Participants learn how to tie a figure 8 knot, do low level climbing and all equipment is included. A few guides in the area have been here for over 10 years. In addition, several of the younger guides have climbed all around the world. Contact the concierge to find a Guide Company to customize your experience.
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad travels to and from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake! Sit back and delight in the beauty of nature, while being transported along one of the loveliest travel routes.
The Hudson River Gorge is 17 miles of class II to V rapids through beautiful Adirondack wilderness scenery. Trips are offered by the Adirondac Rafting Company on the Hudson River in Indian Lake (90 minutes from the Whiteface Lodge). The Hudson is a full day of fun, rated as one of the top trips in the United States. The individual rate is $85 per person. Depart the Lodge at approx. 7:30 AM for a 9 AM arrival in Indian Lake and enjoy 4 to 5 hours on 17 miles of white water in the beautiful Adirondack wilderness!
The 8-passenger Cloudsplitter Gondola takes you to the top of Little Whiteface in less than fifteen minutes. The ride takes you over ski trails, woods and scenic overlooks with breathtaking views. At the summit of Little Whiteface (3676'), an observation deck and picnic tables await.
Travel the historical route of Veteran's Memorial Highway, to the summit of Whiteface Mountain! Opened to the public in 1936, the spectacular views of the Adirondack Park have awed countless visitors, as they ascend to the top of 4,867-foot high Whiteface Mountain!
Olympic Jumping Complex
Ride the chairlift and glass elevator to the top of the 120m tower for an "athlete's-eye-view" from the enclosed observation deck.
Olympic Museum is a must-see when you are in Lake Placid. Explore exhibits from both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, with video highlights, athletes' memorabilia, and lots of history. It's open daily from 10 AM till 5 PM with guided tours at 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM.
Olympic Sports Complex Bobsled Experience
Experience the thrills of the 1980 Bobsled track, home to former generations of Olympians! A professional driver and brakeman will navigate along through the twists and turns, beginning at the half mile point!
Year – Round Activities
KANU is the premier dining venue at Whiteface Lodge. Our Executive Chef David Haick creates innovative American Cuisine served in our Adirondack Great Room dining room. An open kitchen showcases the talents of KANU's culinary team as they prepare and present a specialized menu featuring only the finest fresh regional ingredients from local farms and North American native fish and game. Each selection is carefully paired with a specific wine picked out by our Sommelier to help create a unique dining experience.
Our Concierge is pleased to offer alternate dining recommendations within the beautiful village of Lake Placid.
High Peaks Region Hiking
The North Country is one of nature's extravagant playgrounds, offering tranquil walks winding through the woods and magnificent hikes throughout the world renowned 46 Peaks! Our Concierge offers assistance with recommendations tailored to ability!
A quaint, family owned Quarter Horse ranch, nestled in nearby Saranac Lake. Family friendly trail rides or private excursions are available year round!
When you are ready for a slower pace, unwind with a relaxing drive along one of many scenic routes. Breathing easier, and letting go of your worries comes with the territory!
The breathtaking aerial views of the Adirondack Park await you, via Adirondack Flying Service! Exciting choices include tours of The High Peaks, The Olympic Village & Venues, or The Lakes.
Whether you're looking for a souvenir, rustic Adirondack furniture, handmade keepsakes, high-tech gear or designer clothes, shopping in Lake Placid offers the full spectrum of unique gifts and necessities.
Ranked among the Top 100 Spas in North America by Condé Nast Traveler, our intimate 5,800-square-foot spa blends the rustic beauty of its setting with a relaxing and serene ambiance. The Spa at Whiteface Lodge takes its inspiration from the complex mosaic of Adirondack Mountain life and delivers luxurious treatments.