Lake Placid, New York has many fantastic dining destinations, including the upscale Kanu Dining Room, but sometimes nothing beats an old-fashioned picnic. Combining the gorgeous scenery Lake Placid, New York has to offer with picnic food and good company is a delight that everyone should experience. The team here at Whiteside Lodge has enjoyed our fair share of picnics in the area and has compiled a list of the best places for a scenic picnic in Lake Placid, New York.

The Three Best Picnic Destinations in Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid, New York, has no shortage of beautiful locations for picnics. However, only the best of the best make our list; these picnic locations are tops in the area. 

Mid’s Park

Take in the beautiful setting of Mirror Lake and possibly catch live entertainment with a picnic at Mid’s Park. Mid’s Park is home to a recently renovated bandshell which frequently hosts various events, including the popular Songs at Mirror Lake concert series in the summer. Mirror Lake is a popular boating spot, so if you want to get out on the water you can rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, electric boats, and more.

Jewtraw Park

If you’re looking for a picnic spot to keep the kiddos entertained in Lake Placid, New York, look no further than Jewtraw Park. Named after hometown hero Charles Jewtraw, a speed skater who won the first gold medal ever given out at the first Winter Olympics, Jewtraw Park is a quiet park on a tranquil reservoir. Visitors with children will appreciate the playground the park has to offer, one of few in the area.

Riverside Park

Enjoy a picnic with mountain views at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. Just a short drive from Lake Placid, Riverside Park is right on Saranac Lake and is popular with locals and tourists alike. In the summer months, Riverside Park also hosts a farmers market and live music, so be on the lookout for those events. And before you leave, don’t forget to get a photo with the park’s famous bear statues.

Whiteface Lodge, More Than a Lake Placid, New York, Hotel

Whiteface Lodge is known for its lavish accommodations in Lake Placid, New York, but we have so much more to offer travelers to the Adirondacks. Here, we’re serving up sophisticated Adirondack-inspired cuisine in our highly-rated restaurants, providing serene treatments at our luxurious spa, hosting unforgettable weddings, and so much more. You can check our availability online or call us at 518-523-0505.