For a small mountain town, Lake Placid has plenty to do. From locally-owned and -operated scenic boat tours to zipline tours and museum tours, there is something for everyone in Lake Placid. There is plenty of space for relaxation here, but also for good, old-fashioned outdoor playtime. The team at Whiteface Lodge has compiled a list of the best tours in Lake Placid. Check them out and start planning your Lake Placid getaway today!
1. Explore Lake Placid by Boat
Cruise pristine waters in Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours’ enclosed pontoon boats. The hour-long, narrated tour travels 16 miles on one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. See and hear about the stately manors and Great Camps situated along the shore, Adirondack wildlife, and Whiteface Mountain, site of the alpine events during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
2. Soar Above the Natural Beauty of the Adirondacks
Nestled on Scott’s Cobble Mountain in Lake Placid, Experience Outdoors’ zipline tour consists of six zips and fourteen stops along the way. With some education and comic relief, your tour will be accompanied by two awesome guides and the tour will last about two hours.
3. Learn About the History of the Olympic Center
Lake Placid Olympic Museum, a monument to the Olympic heart and soul of Lake Placid, features multi-media exhibits and memorabilia displays that transport visitors into the iconic past of the region. You can enjoy a guided walking tour of the Lake Placid Olympic Center, highlighting the interesting history, events, and athletes of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
4. Have an Adventure at the Ausable Chasm
Come visit Ausable Chasm for an assortment of adventures you will not find at any other single location in the Adirondacks. Hike, float and/or climb as you go back in time as you experience one of the oldest natural attractions in the United States (Est. 1870). On the scenic float tours, our guide will show you stunning rock formations, discuss the unique history of the chasm, and more.
5. Bike the Adirondack Mountains
The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts and are host to some of the best mountain biking around. Wild Flow Tours offers both half-day and full-day guided mountain bike adventures. Don’t have a bike? No problem! They make sure you’re outfitted for your trip as well. No matter your ability, their guides will work with you to plan a day that will create lasting Adirondack memories.
Stay in One of the Luxury Suites at Our Adirondacks Resort
No matter which tour you choose to partake in while visiting the Adirondacks, you will need Lake Placid accommodations to rest your head. Tucked into the picturesque woodlands of the Adirondacks’ High Peaks region, Whiteface Lodge is within walking distance from the best Lake Placid attractions. Due to the modern amenities and gorgeous views of Adirondack Park from the private cedar and mahogany balconies, the luxurious suites at the Lodge are incomparable to other Adirondack mountain resorts.
To book your Adirondacks adventure today, check our website for availability or give us a call at 518-523-0505.