Lake Placid is a year-round vacation destination, but there’s something special about visiting in the summer. The pleasant weather seems to beckon everyone outdoors to explore the unparalleled scenery of the Adirondacks, and we’re here for it. 

Lake Placid spoils visitors and locals alike with an abundance of things to do. However, if you’re only in town for a limited time, it can be challenging to whittle down your to-do list. That’s where the local experts at Whiteface Lodge come in; we’ve helped countless out-of-towners plan their Lake Placid getaways. Let us help you create the perfect summer bucket list for your trip to Lake Placid. 

Get on the Waters of Lake Placid

There’s nothing like a sunny summer day out on the waters of Lake Placid; this premier lake destination is suitable for all sorts of boating and paddling. Whether you want to kayak or ride around the lake on a pontoon, the cool summer breeze and beautiful scenery will make boating on Lake Placid one of the highlights of your vacation. 

Stroll Along Main Street

Souvenir shopping is a classic vacation activity that you should definitely add to your summer bucket list. Downtown Lake Placid is a haven for shoppers, and there’s no better place to go shopping in Lake Placid than Main Street. Main Street is lined with a huge variety of shops, meaning that no matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. 

Tackle Whiteface Mountain

Whiteface Mountain is the fifth tallest mountain in New York and is truly a sight to behold. The easiest way to view this towering mountain and reach the summit is by taking the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway. On this scenic drive, you’ll take in magnificent views as you ascend higher and higher towards the summit. Once there, you can walk around, explore, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. 

Try Adirondack-Inspired Cuisine

No vacation to Lake Placid is complete without sampling delicious Adirondack-inspired food, making this a must-add for any summer bucket list. The best place to get a taste of the Adirondacks is Kanu Dining Room. At Kanu, guests enjoy delicious meals with magnificent mountain views. Overall, Kanu provides a dining experience you won’t soon forget, and you’re sure to leave with your belly full and happy. 

Go Stargazing

Many in the Adirondacks take our low light pollution for granted, but visitors are always astonished by the clear views of the stars we have here. Our region has some of the darkest skies in the eastern U.S., making for spectacular stargazing conditions. Grab a blanket, layout, and admire the serene stars above; stargazing is the perfect endcap for a busy day exploring Lake Placid. 

Cross Visiting Lake Placid Off of Your Summer Bucketlist

A hotel room at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid during the summerYou can cross visiting Lake Placid off your summer bucket list when you stay at Whiteface Lodge. Not only do we offer delectable dining at Kanu, but we provide luxurious accommodations and abundant amenities. We would be delighted to host your summer stay in the scenic Adirondacks; please check availability online or call 518-523-0505 to book.