Dad might say he doesn’t want anything special for Father’s Day, but let’s face it, he deserves something he’ll love. If you’ve been racking your brain for gift ideas and are still coming up empty, don’t worry, the team at Whiteface Lodge knows a surefire gift dad will love: a Father’s Day trip to Lake Placid. 

Lake Placid is chock full of great activities, tasty restaurants, and natural splendor, and dad will love exploring it all with his family by his side. To help you plan your trip and fill up your itinerary, we’ve created a guide to taking a memorable Father’s Day trip to Lake Placid.

Lake Placid Activities for Dad

Lake Placid is a natural wonderland ideal for all sorts of outdoor recreation. While hosting the Winter Olympics has made Lake Placid a world-renowned destination for winter sports, there are just as many activities to enjoy in the summertime too. 

If dad fancies himself a skipper, he’ll love boating on the pristine waters of Lake Placid or Mirror Lake. There are plenty of boat rental companies in Lake Placid that will get your family out on the water in no time. Perhaps dad would rather kick back instead of taking the wheel; in that case, there are boat tours that will allow him to take in the stunning scenery while also learning about the area. 


There’s plenty to enjoy back on land, too. Hiking is another classic summertime activity in Lake Placid and one that the whole family can appreciate. From mountainous trails to flat but historic sites, there are hiking trails for everyone. 

Another popular pastime is golf. Lake Placid is home to a fantastic collection of golf courses that feature stunning Adirondack scenery as a backdrop. Dad will love hitting the links and spending some quality time at these immaculate courses. 

Lake Placid Winter Olympics Sites

If dad is interested in sports or history, he may want to check out the Winter Olympic sites and facilities. While the new Lake Placid Olympic Museum is currently under construction, your family can still browse some of the museum’s most intriguing objects in a temporary museum gallery

Besides the museum, there’s plenty to see and do. Inspired by Olympic ski jumpers, the Sky Flyer Zipline allows participants to soar through the air while taking in magnificent views. The Skyride, which brings athletes and coaches from the base lodge to the ski towers, is another popular attraction. The brand new Bobsled Experience at Mt. Van Hoevenberg will take visitors on the bobsled track, reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. That’s just the shortlist; there are plenty of more Olympic-themed attractions to experience. 

A dad and daughter at the Olympic ski jumps on a Father's Day trip to Lake Placid

Dad Deserves Luxury Lodging in Lake Placid

Make your Father’s Day trip extra special with accommodations from Whiteface Lodge, a luxury Adirondack resort in Lake Placid. We feature delicious on-site dining, exciting activities for the whole family, a world-class spa, and spacious suites. 

We would love to host you and dad during your Father’s Day trip to Lake Placid. Visit our website or give us a call at 518-523-0505 to make a reservation.