There’s no place like Lake Placid in the summer. The Adirondacks’ vibrant greenery against a wondrous mountain backdrop may make you regret every moment you aren’t outside. When you stay at The Whiteface Lodge, take advantage of the magnificent landscape and watch for NYS birds amid the Adirondack wildlife. Arguably, our location’s birding scene is among the best things to do in Lake Placid in summer near our Adirondack Resort. 

Bird Songs You’ll Hear

Who needs binoculars to birdwatch when you can listen for Adirondack bird songs? Slow things down this summer by heading out to a nearby birdwatching area for a meditative hike. Listen for the Winter Wrens melodic trills or the chorus of Black and White Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows, Olive-sided Flycatchers, and Bicknell Thrushes. Keep an ear out for their crescendoed, summer croonings, and challenge yourself to identify our feathered friends by song and not sight. 

Bird Watching Areas & Trails

You may be wondering where even to start looking for NYS birds. One of the easiest ways to set your sight on our aviary friends is to find a trail known for its bird watching areas. 

South Meadow

Meander around the South Meadow, which has no specific trail markings, so you’re free to peruse the area. Only ten miles south of our Adirondacks resort, South Meadow features a variety of birds like the Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebirds, Savannah, Cliff, and Vesper Sparrows, Boreal Chickadees, Black and White, Tennessee, Nashville, and Black-throated Warblers, Alder and Least Flycatchers, and Snowy Owls. 

Jackrabbit Trail

Only two miles away, the Jackrabbit Trail features a slightly different assortment of NYS birds like the Magnolia Warbler, Red-Eyed Vireo, Cape May Warbler, Barred Owl, and Black-capped Chickadee. Unlike South Meadow, the Jackrabbit Trail encompasses a 30-miles route that runs through some of the most profound wilderness areas between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. 

Interval Lowlands Nature Preserve

The Interval Lowlands Nature Preserve dedicates 160 acres to Adirondack wildlife. Over 150 species of NYS birds happily call this place home. While perusing the Interval Lowlands Nature Preserve’s diverse landscape, (dense woodlands, meadows, wetland, and aquatic habitats), you’re bound to see an eclectic mix of our feathered friends: an assortment of Warblers, Ruby-crowned kinglets, Flycatchers, Yellowthroats, Thrashers, Tree Swallows, American Kestrels, Turkey Vultures, and so much more.

Enjoy an NYS Bird Watching Day at Whiteface Lodge

If you’re looking for things to do in Whiteface Mountain this summer, consider exploring the vast Lake Placid wilderness in search of NYS birds. After spending a day or two birdwatching in the wilderness, you’ll feel more connected with nature and fully rejuvenated. The Adirondack bird directory is a handy tool to have, but if you have additional questions on other nearby birding areas, give us a call at 518-523-0505. Our attentive staff is happy to assist you.