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Lake Placid / Saranac Lake Region

The Heart of the Adirondacks

Lake PlacidExplore the Lake Placid / Saranac Region! The Heart of the Adirondacks lies, for the most part, between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. The High Peaks Wilderness Area is located in this region, and is the most frequented by tourists of all 17 Adirondack wilderness areas. With countless recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are rivers to fish, lakes and ponds to paddle, and enough mountains and forests to explore for a lifetime!

Lake Placid is best known for winter sports, as it was host to both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Skiing, both nordic and alpine, can be done at nearby Whiteface Mountain, along with hiking, mountain biking, and gondola rides. Lake Placid is rich with history and offers upscale lodging and dining as well as family oriented vacation opportunities.

Saranac Lake, first settled in 1819, has a rich history and is home to 186 buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The region became a vacation destination in the late 19th century, and notable figures from Mark Twain to Albert Einstein had summer homes in the area.

Lake Placid / Saranac Lake Regional Towns & Villages:

Bloomingdale | Elizabethtown | Jay | Keene | Keene Valley | Lake Clear | Lake Placid | North Pole | Onchiota | Paradox | Saranac Lake | Tupper Lake | Vermontville | Wilmington

From leaf-peeping in the fall to hiking and paddling in the summer, there is something to do any time of the year!
Whether you are looking to bring the kids to a family-style restaurant, or sit down for an upscale, intimate dinner, you'll find plenty of options!
Accommodations in Lake Placid & Saranac Lake offer everything from budget hotels to cozy cabins and luxury resorts!
Whether you live here or just like to visit, use this resource to find information on the countless local businesses in and around the area!
Plan the perfect summertime getaway for the whole family with help from this sample itinerary.
Plan a summertime escape to Lake Placid with this weekend itinerary for couples!
view of mountains and a lake in the fall
Photo Courtesy of ROOST
Check out this one-week itinerary for the perfect autumn getaway to Lake Placid. 
Bring the family to the winter wonderland that is Lake Placid! Here are our ideas on things to do.
Escape to a dreamy winter wonderland with the help of our winter weekend itinerary for couples.
Did you know that the Winter Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid? Check out the Olympic sites in the area!
This non-motorized lake is perfect for paddling, ice skating, dogsled rides, and more.
the road up to whiteface mountain
ORDA-Dave Schmidt
Whiteface Mountain is an ideal spot for year-round activities, like skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and more!
Learn more about one of the most popular ice hockey games that happened right here in Lake Placid!
Curious to know more about Lake Placid and North Elba? Check out this article for all the facts!