The Adirondacks are a dream vacation destination for anyone looking to explore New England, and there’s nothing like visiting these East Coast mountains during springtime. The Whiteface Lodge is nestled right into the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, right on the edge of the beautiful Lake Placid. Here, you’ll be able to experience cabin-inspired lodging, a spa, and plenty of on-site activities to enjoy, such as swimming, fishing, and roasting marshmallows over the nightly bonfire. The Whiteface Lodge has everything you could possibly want to feel at home tucked away in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains, and in the springtime, you’ll have even more to experience in the area. Spring brings plenty of fun St. Patrick’s Day events to the Lake Placid area, and during your visit, you’ll have the chance to visit more than one. We’ve compiled a list of the best Lake Placid events to enjoy during the week of St. Patrick’s Day in the Adirondacks.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge

This family-friendly Lake Placid event is the perfect way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day in the Adirondacks. For the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge, you’ll make your way to Main Street at 5 pm on March 13, where you’ll be greeted with creative costumes, parade floats, and all sorts of St. Patrick’s Day strangeness. This is the largest parade in the Lake Placid area, and it’s sure to get you in the Irish spirit! And make sure you don’t miss the synchronized snowplows and shopping cart routines—it’s something that you won’t see anywhere else!

Irish Road Bowling

This unique Lake Placid event takes place on March 14 at Indian Lake Town Hall. For Irish Road Bowling, gather your team of four and compete in a unique bowling competition that will take you from the highway garage to the old dump. This is a unique experience you definitely won’t have anywhere else, and teams always play in the order they sign up, so get there early! This event does come with a $20 registration fee, but that’s a small price to pay for the fun you’re about to have at this Lake Placid event!

The Magical Leprechaun Race

While the date and time for this Lake Placid event have yet to be decided, this is truly a St. Patrick’s Day experience you can’t miss! The Magical Leprechaun Race involves racing a leprechaun down Gore Mountain in North Creek (on skis or snowboards, of course). Or, if embracing the Irish spirit is more your speed, join the leprechaun team to take on a challenger—the only catch is, you have to dress up! Volunteers for the leprechaun team receive a free lift ticket for the day, and challengers get the chance to win all sorts of fun raffle prizes just for racing! So, strap on your skis and hit the mountain for this unique Lake Placid event this March!

Whiteface Lodge

Spending St. Patrick’s Day in the Adirondacks is an experience like no other. Visiting these mountains in the spring is a special time, and with plenty of Lake Placid events to enjoy this March, there’s no better time to go. When you stay at the Whiteface Lodge, you’ll have access to everything you need to enjoy your time in the Lake Placid area, and with all the good Irish fun happening in the area, you surely won’t run out of unique things to do.