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Fast Facts About Lake Placid & North Elba

Lake PlacidThinking about visiting the Lake Placid Region? Discover all the facts and information you need about the Village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba before you arrive!

Village of Lake Placid - The village of Lake Placid was incorporated in 1900. Town Hall is located at 2693 Main Street, Lake Placid. The phone number is (518) 523-2597 and the Mayor is Craig Randall.

Town of North Elba: The town was established in 1849. Under the North Elba Park District, the town operates the Craig Wood Golf Course, Lake Placid Airport and the Mirror Lake toboggan chute. The Town Hall address is 2693 Main Street, Lake Placid (same as the Villiage of Lake Placid). Please call (518) 523-9516 for more information. The Town Supervisor is Robert T. Politi.

Population of the Village of Lake Placid: 2,521 (2010 census)
Population of the Town of North Elba: 8,957 (2010 census)

Water Supply: Situated on the shore of Lake Placid, the water system is owned and operated by the Village and is pumped from Lake Placid via a pumping station and treatment plant.

Electricity: The Lake Placid Village Municipal Electric Department supplies the distribution of electricity through the area. The substation allows for expanded use of electricity purchased from the Power Authority of New York State.

Fire Protection: The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1905. It is the only department in the county on a 24-hour basis. It is located at 456 Old Military Road, Lake Placid. Please call the Fire Department Office for more information at (518) 523-3211.

Police: The Lake Placid Police Department was established in 1901 and is located at the Town Hall, Suite 104. The department has 13 members and the Chief of Police is William Moore. Please call the Police Office at (518) 523-3306 for more information.

North Elba Transfer Station & Recycling Center: Located at 74 Recycle Circle Lane. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and is closed on Thursday and Sunday. Please call (518) 523-2940 for more information.

Public Beach at the south end of Mirror Lake is open during the summer months. Ever popular water skiing may be enjoyed on Lake Placid only. A village ordinance bars use of all powerboats from Mirror Lake.

Animal Control: All of the Lake Placid Police Department's sworn officers act as the Village of Lake Placid's animal control officers. All animal-related complaints are dispatched through the Lake Placid Dispatch Center at (518) 523-3306.

The Lake Placid Public Library was established in 1884 as a part of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. It is a school district library that houses 20,000 volumes including current fiction and non-fiction , videos, audiocassettes, CDs and DVDs. Special collections offered include: Mary Mackenzie's Historic Archives and the Lake Placid Club Archives. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. High speed and wireless internet access is available. Call ahead regarding children's story times. Please call (518) 523-3200 for more information or visit

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