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Things To Do In The Lake Placid / Saranac Lake Region

With bobsledding, world-class skiing, ice skating, golfing, camping, climbing, and sight-seeing, there is plenty to see and do in the Lake Placid / Saranac Region of the Adirondacks. Find countless regional attractions, museums, tours and more - all in close proximity to one another. Browse the options below, then start planning your visit!

man in fishing vest holding large fish caught in salmon river
Salmon River
Franklin County, NY
The Salmon River holds a great population of trout and runs to the west of the Trout River.... [+More]
man holding a large fish
St. Regis Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis is a good location for anglers looking for bass and pike.... [+More]
small waterfall under an overpass
Hulls Falls
Keene, NY
South of Keene is a wide, 20-foot-high falls on the east branch of the Ausable River.... [+More]
narrow waterfall dropping down rocks in the woods with photo credit to john haywood
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls
Keene, NY
Mossy Cascade Brook Falls - also called Mossy Cascade - is a 40-foot-high drop in Mossy Cascade Brook, a tributary to East Branch ... [+More]
large waterfall dropping through the woods in the fall with photo credit to laura neadle
Rainbow Falls at Ausable Club
Keene, NY
Rainbow Falls consists of 150 feet of cascades, which fill the gorge with a constant mist, providing ideal conditions for spotting... [+More]
Bouquet River Falls
Keene, NY
The Bouquet River Falls is a set of falls in the Adirondacks' Essex County.... [+More]
narrow waterfall dropping through the woods with photo credit to tom bessette
Cascade Falls
Keene, NY
This large and picturesque cascading waterfall drops over 100 feet from Cascade Mountain.... [+More]
St. Regis River
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis River is a great fishing location for trout and has great access.... [+More]
several mountains on a sunny day
Mount Colvin
Keene, NY
Mount Colvin is one of the shortest High Peaks, standing at 4,057 feet, which places it 39th out of 46.... [+More]
Beer Walls Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Beer Walls Falls is a seasonal waterfall best viewed in the spring or after heavy rains. It might be dry during late summer months... [+More]
multiple snow-covered mountains
Gray Peak
Keene, NY
Standing at 4,840 feet, Gray Peak is the 7th tallest Adirondack High Peak. It is located in Keene Valley, fairly close to Mount Ma... [+More]
Marble River
Franklin County, NY
The Marble River gives anglers five miles of fishing from the Chateaugay River upstream beyond the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Rock Garden Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Rock Garden Falls got its name from waterfall guidebook author Russell Dunn, who found it resembled a Japanese rock garden.... [+More]
snow-covered mountain
Gothics Mountain
Keene, NY
Gothics Mountain is the 10th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,736 ft.... [+More]
Meacham Lake
Franklin County, NY
Meacham Lake is a an ideal site for fishing and camping experiences. The water holds many species of fish and wildlife and for vis... [+More]
several mountains covered in fall foliage
Sawteeth Mountain
Keene, NY
Sawteeth Mountain is the 35th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,100 ft.... [+More]
Lake Colby
Franklin County, NY
Lake Colby is a 272-acre lake, located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.... [+More]
view of a body of water and tall mountains in the distance as seen from another mountain
Blake Peak
Keene, NY
Blake Peak is the 43rd of the Adirondacks' 46 High Peaks, with an elevation of 3,960 ft.... [+More]
Saranac River, North Branch
Franklin County, NY
The North Branch of the Saranac River is a great quality fishing location for trout in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
steep rock slide with other mountains visible in the distance
Big Slide Mountain
Keene, NY
Big Slide Mountain is the 27th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.... [+More]
Fairy Ladder Falls
Keene, NY
This 90 foot high staircase cascade is located on Gill Brook, upstream from Artists Falls.... [+More]
view of fall trees, mountains, and bodies of water from a mountain summit
Baker Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Baker Mountain, located near Saranac Lake, NY, is one of the best family hikes in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
sign marking the routes to blueberry and porter mountains and the town trail
Porter Mountain
Keene, NY
Porter Mountain is the 38th highest of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, with an elevation of 4,059 ft.... [+More]
mountain with lots of rocky areas
Giant Mountain
Keene, NY
Giant Mountain is the 12th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,627 ft.... [+More]
view of a mountain with some snow on it in the distance
Dix Mountain
Keene, NY
Dix Mountain is the sixth-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,857 ft.... [+More]
St. Regis Canoe Area
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis Canoe Area is New York State's only designated canoe area where no motorized watercrafts are allowed, is great for a... [+More]
Union Falls Flow
Franklin County, NY
Union Falls Flow is a prime location for anglers looking to catch walleye in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
woman sitting on a mountain summit
Pitchoff Mountain
Keene, NY
Pitchoff Mountain tops out at 3,600' and is the 80th-highest peak in the Adirondack Park. It is situated in the Sentinel Range adj... [+More]
Falls on the North Folk Boquet River
Keene, NY
The entire stretch of the river has one drop after another. The top of the falls is a broad rock slide about 40 feet long, with a ... [+More]
Baxter Mountain
Keene, NY
This short, 1.1 mile hike offers big rewards and is great for beginners and those with young kids.... [+More]
two waterfalls dropping side-by-side into a pool with photo credit to zach monroe
High Falls Gorge
Wilmington, NY
This privately-owned park features well-maintained trails and bridges that provide excellent views of four waterfalls.... [+More]
several mountain peaks at sunrise
Mount Haystack
Keene, NY
Standing at 4,960 feet, Mount Haystack is the third tallest mountain in New York State. Its bald summit offers incredible views of... [+More]
armstrong mountain as seen from a neighboring peak with a large tree in the foreground
Armstrong Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Armstrong Mountain is the 22nd-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,400 ft.... [+More]
waterfall in the woods with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
Split Rock Falls
Elizabethtown, NY
Split Rock Falls is a popular, picturesque drop in the Bouquet (Boquet) River.... [+More]
Pyramid Falls
Keene, NY
Pyramid Brook, a tributary to the Ausable River's East Branch, features a series of drops made less magnificent by the limited flo... [+More]
Chateaugay River
Franklin County, NY
The Chateaugay River is a great location in the Adirondacks for anglers to find brook, rainbow, and brown trout.... [+More]
view of a mountain summit in the fall from behind some pine trees
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene, NY
Lower Wolfjaw Mountain is the 30th-highest of New York's High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,175 ft. Part of the Great Range, Lower... [+More]
rushing waterfall with photo credit to tim hall
Bushnell Falls
Keene Valley, NY
The 20-foot Bushnell Falls is a popular Adirondack destination located near John's Brook Ledge in Keene.... [+More]
sign that says welcome whiteface the olympic mountain with a ski mountain visible in the background
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain is the 5th highest mountain in New York State with an Elevation of 4,867 ft.... [+More]
a view from the summit of upper wolfjaw mountain
Upper Wolfjaw Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Featuring an elevation of 4,185 feet, Upper Wolfjaw Mountain is recognized as the 29th High Peak of the Adirondacks and is not rec... [+More]
man standing on top of a mountain looking out at the distance
Jay Mountain
Jay, NY
Jay Mountain is located in the Town of Jay about 20 miles away from Lake Placid Village. The 2.5-mile hike up the 3,600 foot mount... [+More]
waterfall being split by a large rock and then coming back together with photo credit by zack clothier
Flume Falls
Wilmington, NY
Flume Falls is a series of drops in a narrow section of the Ausable River's West Branch that total roughly 60 feet.... [+More]
waterfall over rocks
Quarry Pool Falls
Lake Placid, NY
Quarry Pool Falls is a 3- to 4-foot waterfall that goes over a small dam and through a gorge before the river goes into Quarry Poo... [+More]
steep waterfall dropping into a pool with photo credit to john haywood
Wedge Brook Falls
Keene, NY
Wedge Brook, a tributary to the East Branch of the Ausable River, has a series of three falls.... [+More]
five women jumping at the top of cascade mountain
Cascade Mountain
Keene, NY
Cascade Mountain is the 36th-highest of New York's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,098 ft.... [+More]
St. Regis River, East Branch
Franklin County, NY
The East Branch St. Regis River has about 8 miles of canoeable water upstream from Everton Falls.... [+More]
Goodman Mountain
Tupper Lake, NY
Goodman Mountain is approximately 3 miles round-trip and stands 2,176 feet high. The difficulty level of the hike is considered to... [+More]
calm body of water in front of three mountains
Mount Marcy
Keene, NY
With an elevation of 5,344 feet above sea level, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in the Adirondacks and the highest mountain in Ne... [+More]
mountain summits in the distance
Esther Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Esther Mountain is the 28th-highest of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,240 ft.... [+More]
lots of mountains with small bodies of water visible between them
Allen Mountain
Keene Valley, NY
Allen Mountain has an elevation of 4,340' and is one of New York's 46 Adirondack High Peaks. There is no official trail to Allen's... [+More]
Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Trout River is a great fishing spot that is located in Franklin County, near the Canadian border.... [+More]
frozen waterfall with photo credit to kevin mackenzie
Wilmington Notch Falls
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Notch Falls is a thin, but powerful 50-foot cascade in the West Branch of the Ausable River.... [+More]
picture of bridge by high falls gorge
High Falls Gorge
Wilmington, NY
Suddenly you are worlds way... Enjoy spectacular views across sturdy bridges and manicured pathways that provide safe access into ... [+More]
aerial view of several snow-covered mountain summits
Saddleback Mountain
Keene, NY
Saddleback Mountain is the 17th highest peak in New York State with an elevation of 4,515 ft.... [+More]
water splashing up against rocks with photo credit to thomas w. gorman
Wilmington Flume
Wilmington, NY
Wilmington Flume features four drops in the West Branch of the Ausable River, near High Falls Gorge.... [+More]
waterfall in forest
Stag Brook Falls
Wilmington, NY
This 20-foot waterfall is accessible from the Whiteface Ski Center Parking lot.... [+More]
tall, skinny waterfall dropping through the woods
Roaring Brook Falls
Keene Valley, NY
Roaring Brook Falls drops more than 100 feet in two segments.... [+More]
Sailing towards the Boathouse (where the Junior Leadership Campers reside)
Eagle Island Camp
Saranac Lake, NY
In everything Eagle Island does, we believe in inspiring and empowering girls and young women to be confident, collaborative, and ... [+More]
chain of tall mountains on a sunny day
Rocky Peak Ridge
Keene, NY
Rocky Peak Ridge is the 20th highest mountain in New York State, with an elevation of 4,420 ft.... [+More]
grove of pine trees in front of a mountain
Basin Mountain
Keene, NY
Basin Mountain is the 9th-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks with an elevation of 4,827 ft.... [+More]
Little Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Trout River is a great river for fly fishing in the Adirondacks.... [+More]
Little Salmon River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Salmon River is the western branch to the Salmon River and runs from the Canadian border to the Twin Ponds.... [+More]
two snow covered mountains as seen on a cloudy day
Mount Colden
Keene, NY
Mount Colden is the 11th highest peak in the Adirondacks. Its elevation reached 4,714 feet. Its most prominent feature, the Trap D... [+More]
map showing mount redfield and other nearby landmarks
Mount Redfield
Keene, NY
Mount Redfield is the 15th highest of New York State's Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,606 ft.... [+More]
two separate waterfalls dropping into the same pool
AuSable River Falls
Wilmington, NY
High Falls Gorge in Wilmington provides easy access to incredible views of four major falls in the AuSable River.... [+More]
waterfall rushing down rocks at multiple points with photo credit to thomas gorman
Jay Falls
Jay, NY
Jay Falls is located just upstream from Jay's historic covered bridge that crosses the Ausable River.... [+More]
Saranac Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The Saranac Chain of Lakes is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks with an abundance of fishing and camping locations.... [+More]
map showing dial mountain
Dial Mountain
Keene, NY
Dial Mountain is the 41st-highest of the Adirondack High Peaks, with an elevation of 4,020 ft.... [+More]
Haystack Mountain
Saranac Lake, NY
Not to be confused with the High Peak Mt. Haystack, this one is in Ray Brook and offers a friendlier climb.... [+More]
a winter sleigh ride with mountains in the background
Adirondack Sleigh Rides
Lake Placid, NY
Visit Country Dreams Farm at their Lake Placid location in winter and treat yourself to an authentic horse-drawn sleigh ride at th... [+More]
group of people in canoes on a lake
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters
Saranac Lake, NY
Whether you love paddlesports or would like to try it for yourself, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake is here to help. Th... [+More]
Our flagship NEIPA and a flower background
Hex and Hop, Inc.
Bloomingdale, NY
Hex & Hop describes itself as "a fusion of brewery and meadery." Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Hex and Hop is an essent... [+More]
canoes and a sign that says raquette river outfitters
Raquette River Outfitters
Tupper Lake, NY
Raquette River Outfitters in Tupper Lake is ready to help you explore the Adirondack Park's waterways. They rent and sell kayaks, ... [+More]
Hiking the High Peaks Exhibit
Adirondack History Museum
Elizabethtown, NY
The museum offers exhibits, an art gallery, a climbable fire tower, Colonial Garden, and more!... [+More]
aerial view of a museum near a pond
The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, NY
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is an Adirondack museum featuring exhibits and programs, live animals, forest trails, and the Wild ... [+More]
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents exceptional music, dance, and theater performances, plus visual arts presentations and fi... [+More]
High Peaks Farmers Market in Lake Placid
The High Peaks Farmers Market in Lake Placid (formerly the Lake Placid Farmers Market) will take place every Wednesday, 9am to 1pm... [+More]
Tupper Lake Farmers Market
The Tupper Lake Farmers Market takes place June 24 to October 21 for 2023 at 320 Park Street in Tupper Lake, Fridays from 2pm to 6... [+More]
Mirror Lake Boat Rental
Lake Placid, NY
Rent a paddleboat, kayak (single or tandem), canoe, rowboat, hydrobike, sunfish, standup paddleboard, or electric boat from Mirror... [+More]
Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Lake Placid, NY
Visit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum to experience the history and excitement of the Games for yourself! You'll see artifacts, pho... [+More]
Wilmington Youth Center
Wilmington, NY
The Wilmington Youth Center is a fun recreational site for kids of all ages. During winter, an outdoor ice skating rink is open, w... [+More]
Saranac Lake Civic Center
Saranac Lake, NY
The Saranac Lake Civic Center is a great place to go for hockey games and public ice skating on certain days throughout winter.... [+More]
Ed Kanze
Bloomingdale, NY
Ed Kanze leads nature walks, field trips, and forest bathing excursions in the Adirondacks. Contact him today for rates and more i... [+More]
Romano's Saranac Lanes
Saranac Lake, NY
Whether you're looking for a fun night out or the perfect place to hold a birthday party, try Romano's Saranac Lanes! The venue fe... [+More]
Tupper Lake Country Club
Tupper Lake, NY
Tupper Lake Country Club is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross. An event space called The 19th Hole i... [+More]
High Peaks Mountain Guides
Lake Placid, NY
High Peaks Mountain Guides is your trusted source for outdoor adventures in the Adirondacks. They offer guided hikes, fishing trip... [+More]
Mirror Lake Ice Track
Lake Placid, NY
The 2-mile long Mirror Lake Ice Track offers a place for Lake Placid residents and visitors to ice skate. The Parks Department cle... [+More]
Cobble Hill Golf Course
Elizabethtown, NY
This fully irrigated Adirondack Mountain course was established in 1896 and is one of America's oldest golf courses. 9-holes are s... [+More]
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid, NY
Take a guided tour of the John Brown farmhouse, check out an old barn with a video of the Underground Railroad, and hike the netwo... [+More]
Pendragon Theatre
Saranac Lake, NY
Pendragon Theatre, located in Saranac Lake, is an ensemble of Adirondack artists that promotes and hosts performances and educatio... [+More]
Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center
Tupper Lake, NY
The Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center offers public ice skating throughout much of the winter season.... [+More]
Six Nations Indian Museum
Onchiota, NY
Six Nations Indian Museum depicts historical and contemporary Haudenosaunee culture through artifacts, art, and oral history. The ... [+More]
Lake Placid Club Golf Courses
Lake Placid, NY
With 3 courses to choose from, the Lake Placid Golf Courses offer a variety of golf for players of all levels. The course designs ... [+More]
Swiss Boat Rentals Inc.
Saranac Lake, NY
Swiss Boat Rentals Inc. specializes in boat rentals in Saranac Lake and the surrounding region. If you're looking for high-quality... [+More]
Adirondack State Theater
Tupper Lake, NY
Housed in a historic venue and screening recent releases, the Adirondack State Theater is the perfect place to catch a movie in Tu... [+More]
Lake Placid Sleigh Rides
Lake Placid, NY
Luxury sleigh rides at the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY with options for both a group sleigh ride and a one-horse open sleig... [+More]
Adirondack History Museum
Elizabethtown, NY
The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown portrays the history, art, and culture of Essex County through an array of permanen... [+More]
Adirondack Artists' Guild
Saranac Lake, NY
The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery features the work of local artists practicing in a variety of mediums, new exhibitions each m... [+More]
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery offers bars and lakeside decks on three floors in addition to a play area for kids. They're especial... [+More]
Adirondack Foothills Guide Service
Tupper Lake, NY
Adirondack Foothills Guide Service leads guided hiking, paddling, hunting, and fishing excursions in the Adirondacks. Contact them... [+More]
Elizabethtown Farmers Market
The Elizabethtown Farmers Market offers fresh produce and other local goods. The 2023 market will operate from June 9 to September... [+More]
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
Wilmington, NY
Operated by Richard Garfield, Fly Fish the Adirondacks offers guided fishing trips in the Northeastern Adirondacks, including the ... [+More]
Olympic Speed Skating Oval & Olympic Center
Lake Placid, NY
Please note: The Olympic Speed skating Oval and Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid are closed to public skating for the season after... [+More]
Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex was built for the 1980 Olympics and features two jumps that are 90 and 120 meters tall. Vi... [+More]
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the ... [+More]
Craig Wood Golf Course
Lake Placid, NY
This 18-hole course runs April-November, weather permitting. Owned and operated by the Town of North Elba, this course was designe... [+More]
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center
Saranac Lake, NY
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center in Saranac Lake features multiple downhill skiing and snowboarding trails for beginners, snowshoeing ... [+More]
SUP Lake Placid
Lake Placid, NY
SUP Lake Placid provides SUP rentals, guided tours, and SUP yoga classes. Paddleboard on Lake Placid or Mirror Lake.... [+More]
High Peaks Farmers Market at Riverside Park
The High Peaks Farmers Market at Riverside Park (formerly the Saranac Lake Farmers Market) runs every Saturday from 9am to 1pm, Ma... [+More]
Keene Farmers Market
The Keene Farmers Market is from May 28 - October 8, 2023, Sundays from 9:30am to 2pm, at the Marcy Airfield between Keene and Kee... [+More]
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club
Saranac Lake, NY
This 18-hole course has 4 sets of tees to welcome players of all levels A classic Scottish design by Seymour Dunn, this club is bo... [+More]
Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters
Saranac Lake, NY
Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters in Saranac Lake is a one-stop shop for all your paddling needs. They carry the best names i... [+More]
Bowlwinkles
Lake Placid, NY
Bowlwinkles is a family-friendly attraction in the heart of Lake Placid. Be sure to check their website for public bowling hours a... [+More]
Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours
Lake Placid, NY
A Lake Placid boat tour is a can't-miss experience in the Adirondacks, and Lake Placid Marina & Boat Tours offers hour-long, narra... [+More]
Saranac Lake Golf Club
Saranac Lake, NY
Established in the 1920's, this 9 hole golf course is fun and challenging at an affordable price. Tee Times accepted on weekends. ... [+More]
Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association's mission is to introduce, instruct, and promote participation in sports for youth livi... [+More]
Captain Marney's Boat Rentals
Lake Placid, NY
Captain Marney's Boat Rentals in Lake Placid offers boat rentals for any need, goal, objective, or budget. Their selection include... [+More]
Placid Boat Rentals
Lake Placid, NY
Placid Boat Rentals offers rentals of: small motor boats, pontoon boats, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and standup paddleboards.... [+More]
Adirondack Trails
Vermontville, NY
Adirondack Trails Guide Service uses decades of experience and local knowledge to lead guided fly fishing trips and grouse and woo... [+More]
Adirondack Flying Service
Lake Placid, NY
Choose Adirondack Flying Service in Lake Placid for your next flight in the Adirondack Park. They specialize in flying people in a... [+More]
Blue Line Brewery
Saranac Lake, NY
The family-friendly Blue Line Brewery has a rotating tap list of at least seven beers, plus pub fare, build-your-own pizza, and mo... [+More]
The Hungry Trout Fly Shop
Wilmington, NY
Visit The Hungry Trout Fly Shop for top-of-the-line fly fishing equipment. You can also book guided fishing trips, from half day w... [+More]
Lakeview Lanes
Tupper Lake, NY
Go bowling in Tupper Lake at Lakeview Lanes! After a few games, grab a bite to eat at the on-site Foul Line Sports Bar.... [+More]
Big Slide Brewery & Public House
Lake Placid, NY
Big Slide Brewery offers a unique assortment of house beers on tap and an ever-changing food menu of farm-to-table specialties. If... [+More]
Ausable River Two Fly Shop
Wilmington, NY
Ausable River Two Fly Shop offers guided fishing trips in the West Branch of the AuSable River. Their local guides are very experi... [+More]