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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 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.
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.
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.
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 anglers and campers.
Lake Colby
Franklin County, NY
Lake Colby is a 272-acre lake, located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.
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.
Little Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Little Trout River is a great river for fly fishing in the Adirondacks.
Chateaugay River
Franklin County, NY
The Chateaugay River is a great location in the Adirondacks for anglers to find brook, rainbow, and brown trout.
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.
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.
Marble River
Franklin County, NY
The Marble River gives anglers five miles of fishing from the Chateaugay River upstream beyond the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.
St. Regis River
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis River is a great fishing location for trout and has great access.
girl looking out into the woods from a wooden porch
Eagle Island Camp
Saranac Lake, NY
In everything Eagle Island does, we believe in inspiring and empowering young people to be confident, collaborative, and courageous. Through sailing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and camper-led play, we help foster teamwork, resilience, and grit.
Union Falls Flow
Franklin County, NY
Union Falls Flow is a prime location for anglers looking to catch walleye in the Adirondacks.
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 visitors to interact with.
Trout River
Franklin County, NY
The Trout River is a great fishing spot that is located in Franklin County, near the Canadian border.
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 an otherwise inaccessible place. One of the Adirondack's most breathtaking 30 minute walks.
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 the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Their sleigh rides are perfect for friends, families, and romantic evenings.
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center
Saranac Lake, NY
Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center in Saranac Lake features multiple downhill skiing and snowboarding trails for beginners, snowshoeing trails, a tubing hill and tow rope, and a base lodge.
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 trips, and paddling excursions, and also sell all the gear you need for your outdoor activities.
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 living in the Lake Placid Region.
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 is perfect for wedding receptions.
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 offer beautiful views of the Adirondacks surrounding them. The course is just a short half mile from hotel.
Pendragon Theatre
Saranac Lake, NY
Pendragon Theatre, located in Saranac Lake, is an ensemble of Adirondack artists that promotes and hosts performances and educational programs year-round.
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 experienced in these waters and are excellent instructors.
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 wade trips to two hour family lessons.
Adirondack History Museum
Elizabethtown, NY
The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown portrays the history, art, and culture of Essex County through an array of permanent and seasonal exhibits.
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 sleigh ride for a more intimate mountain experience.
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 both beautiful and challenging. Continental breakfast is available when you book Golf & Stay packages.
Mirror Lake Boat Rental
Lake Placid, NY
Mirror Lake Boat Rental in Lake Placid offers a wide range of boat rentals, including paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, sailboats, electric boats, and more.
Six Nations Indian Museum
Onchiota, NY
Six Nations Indian Museum depicts historical and contemporary Haudenosaunee culture through artifacts, art, and oral history. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm in July through August.
Adirondack Trails
Vermontville, NY
Adirondack Trails Guide Service uses decades of experience and local knowledge to lead guided fly fishing trips and grouse and woodcock hunts in the Adirondacks.
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 and personal service, this is the place to be.
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 includes engine-powered boats, canoes, kayaks, and water sports equipment.
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 designed in 1925 by Seymour Dunn. Available on-site are a pro shop, practice facilities, and a restaurant & lounge.
Fly Fish the Adirondacks
Wilmington, NY
Operated by Richard Garfield, Fly Fish the Adirondacks offers guided fishing trips in the Northeastern Adirondacks, including the Ausable, Saranac, Chazy, and St. Regis Rivers. "Learn to Fly Fish" courses are also available.
Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington is the Lake Placid Region's premier site for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Whiteface has the greatest vertical of any lift-serviced mountain in the Northeast, and it offers multiple groomed trails.
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 surrounded by beautiful pines and scenic mountain views. On-site are a restaurant and pro shop.
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Lake Placid, NY
John Brown was a devoted abolitionist who sought to ignite rebellion among the slaves.
Adirondack Foothills Guide Service
Tupper Lake, NY
Adirondack Foothills Guide Service leads guided hiking, paddling, hunting, and fishing excursions in the Adirondacks. Contact them today for rates and more information.
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. Practice Range, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge also available.
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. Visitors can feel what's it's like to look down and see what the jumpers see from the top.
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 Tupper Lake.
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 film exhibitions. The Center also offers workshops, residencies, and other educational programs.
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 information.
Tim Fortune: Small Fortune Studio
Saranac Lake, NY
The Small Fortune Studio features Oil Painting of the Adirondacks by Tim Fortune.
Palace Theater
Lake Placid, NY
7444 Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Visit 7444 Gallery, a former industrial site, now houses a variety of local artists.
BluSeed Studios
Saranac Lake, NY
BluSeed Studios provides a project space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; and to share this diversity with the community.
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 month, and the opportunity to meet some of the artists themselves while visiting the gallery.
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery
Saranac Lake, NY
Georgeanne Gaffney Studio & Gallery hosts fine art designed by Gaffney herself.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
Lake Placid, NY
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society has operated The History Museum in the historic Lake Placid Railroad Station since 1967. The Museum reveals the rich and unique history of the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.
The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, NY
The New York Times called it "stunning". The Wild Center, including the brand new Wild Walk, its elevated trail across the treetops, is an all-day attraction. It includes 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals,
Dewey Mountain Recreational Area
Saranac Lake, NY
Located in Saranac Lake, NY and owned by the Town of Harrietstown, Dewey Mountain is a cross-country ski and snowshoe center in winter and a great place to hike and mountain bike the rest of the year.
Santa's Workshop
North Pole, NY
All the magic of Christmas... come experience fun, fantasy and enchantment with child-friendly rides, attractions, shows, shops and more! Meet your favorite storybook characters, elves, live reindeers and Santa himself!