Top 10 Things to do in Lake Placid

As the winter season slowly transitions into spring, it’s the perfect time to plan a trip to Lake Placid, New York. Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid offers a wealth of natural beauty and adventure opportunities. And there’s no bet3ter place to stay than the Maple Leaf Inn, where you’ll find comfortable accommodations and warm hospitality.

Are you looking for an adventurous escape in the heart of the Adirondacks? Look no further than Lake Placid, NY. With its stunning natural beauty and endless activities, this charming village is the perfect getaway for all types of travelers. And when it comes to accommodations, the Maple Leaf Inn is the ideal place to call home during your stay.

But what should you do while in Lake Placid? Here are the top 10 things to add to your itinerary:

  1. Explore Mirror Lake: Whether you choose to paddleboard, kayak, or swim, Mirror Lake offers a serene oasis in the heart of town. Take a stroll along its shores or rent a boat to get out on the water.
  2. Hike the High Peaks: With 46 peaks to choose from, the Adirondack High Peaks offer endless opportunities for hiking and exploration. For a challenging but rewarding day trip, try hiking Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York State.
  3. Take a scenic drive: The Adirondack region is known for its stunning fall foliage, but any time of year is a great time for a scenic drive. Follow the Olympic Scenic Byway or the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway for some of the most breathtaking views in the area.
  4. Visit the Olympic Center: Lake Placid was home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, and you can relive the magic at the Olympic Center. Take a tour of the facilities or try your hand at ice skating on the Olympic Oval.
  5. Go for a bike ride: With miles of scenic roads and trails, Lake Placid is a great place for a bike ride. Rent a bike or bring your own and explore the beautiful countryside at your own pace.
  6. Shop and dine in town: Lake Placid’s charming downtown offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Browse local boutiques and art galleries or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in town.
  7. Take a scenic flight: For a unique perspective on the Adirondacks, take a scenic flight over the region. See the mountains, lakes, and forests from above and get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful scenery.
  8. Relax at the Maple Leaf Inn: After a long day of adventure, the Maple Leaf Inn offers a peaceful retreat. Unwind in one of our cozy rooms or relax in our outdoor hot tub.
  9. Visit the Wild Center: Just a short drive from Lake Placid, the Wild Center is a must-visit for nature lovers. Explore the interactive exhibits and learn about the flora and fauna of the Adirondacks.
  10. Go skiing or snowboarding: Lake Placid is a winter wonderland, and skiing and snowboarding are popular activities in the area. Hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain or one of the other nearby ski resorts.

No matter what your interests, Lake Placid has something for everyone. And when it comes to accommodations, the Maple Leaf Inn is the perfect place to stay. Book your stay today and start planning your Adirondack adventure!

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