Planning an Adirondack summer vacation this year? You’ll find a plethora of fun things to do in Lake Placid, NY, during the summer months. Summer in the Adirondacks means it’s time to explore miles of hiking trails, paddle on glistening lakes, fish in cool mountain streams, and more. The team at Whiteface Lodge has compiled a list of the best Lake Placid summer activities. Check it out and start planning your Lake Placid getaway today!

1. Hike Whiteface Mountain

An excellent way to appreciate the expansive beauty of Upstate New York is to embark on a Whiteface Mountain hike. Regardless of whether you’re looking for an easy or challenging hike, there’s a trail at Whiteface Mountain that will fit your needs. 

2. Grab a Cold One at a Local Brewery

Settle down at a local Lake Placid brewery with an outdoor patio and survey the serene lakeside scenery. Arguably Lake Placid’s most popular place for a brewski, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, supplies the drinks, food, and ambiance of that classic, brewpub experience. 

3. Learn About the History of Lake Placid

For a historical outing head over to abolitionist John Brown’s farm house. John was a celebrated figure in the fight against slavery. Visitors can walk back in time with a visit to John Brown Farm State Historic Site, as well as his grave. A few trails also offer relaxing walks around the scenic property.

4. Glide Along the Water

Getting on the water is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in Lake Placid. Gather with your friends on a pontoon, try paddleboarding, or glide across the water on a kayak on Mirror Lake or Lake Placid. The Canoe Club at the lodge offers complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats.

5. Shop ‘Til You Drop in Lake Placid

From unique Adirondack keepsakes to outdoor outfitters, shopping in Lake Placid is a fulfilling experience. The region is home to a host of creative local artisans specializing in everything from bath and body products made with Adirondack water to locally sourced vegan treats. 

Your Adventure Awaits at Our Adirondacks Resort

No matter what fun-filled summer activities you choose to partake in, you will need a lovely place to rest your head at the end of the day. Whiteface Lodge features spacious one, two, and three-bedroom suites that are tucked into the picturesque woodlands of the Adirondacks’ High Peaks region. Guests can enjoy luxury amenities such as a private cedar and mahogany balcony, a fully-equipped kitchen, a cast-iron fireplace, and much more.

To book your Lake Placid accommodations with Whiteface Lodge, check our availability online or give us a call on 518-523-0505.