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Lake-Placid is probably most well known for being the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. One of the town's attractions is the Winter Olympic Museum & Hall of Fame, which includes exhibits and video highlights from the games. Lake Placid is located in the northern part of the state near the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area in the Adirondack Mountains. The picturesque village lies along the shores of both Mirror Lake and Lake Placid, creating a tranquil, idyllic scene. As one would expect of a host city of the Winter Olympics, the area boasts world class skiing and other winter sports, such as snowboarding, ice skating, luge & bobsled runs, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more. The city of Lake Placid says "winter here isn't just a's a celebration." The other seasons of the year are just as active with opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, white water rafting, horseback riding and golf. There is an indoor Olympic Arena for summer ice skating, and boats can be rented on both Lake Placid and Mirror Lake. The region surrounding Lake Placid includes quaint 19th century villages, historic sites and museums, and the village hosts an annual film festival, and an annual winter carnival that is one of the oldest in the country. Shopping in Lake Placid is one of a kind, and dining is everything from five star to casual. Anyone visiting will most likely find they want to return soon because there is so much to do here, it's difficult to see it all in just one trip.

Surrounding areas: Whiteface Mountain, New York (6.9 mi), Saranac Lake, New York (7.7 mi), Keene, New York (9.8 mi), Wilmington, New York (10.9 mi), Jay, New York (14.2 mi), Loon Lake, New York (18.7 mi), Augur Lake, New York (26.7 mi)

Lake Placid Vacation Rentals

Lake Placid Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adirondack Inn By The Lake2625 Main StLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2424
Adirondak LojAdirondack Loj RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-3441
Best Western Golden Arrow Hotel2559 Main StLake Placid, NY (518) 523-3353
Comfort Inn On Lake Placid2125 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY (518) 523-9555
Courtyard By Marriott5920 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2900
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid1 Olympic DrLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2556
Econo LodgeCascade RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2812
Econo LodgeLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2817
Edelweiss Motel2806 Wilmington RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-3821
Edge Of The Lake Motel56 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY (518) 523-9430
Hilton Lake Placid Resort1 Mirror Lake DrLake Placid, NY (518) 523-4411
Hotel ST Moritz31 Saranac AveLake Placid, NY (518) 523-9240
Jack Rabbit InnCascade RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-0123
Schulte's Motor InnRt 73 Cascade RdLake Placid, NY (518) 523-3532
Thunderbird Motor InnMain StLake Placid, NY (518) 523-2439
The Westport Hotel6691 Main StWestport, NY29.0 mi.(518) 962-4501
Villa Motel1875 Rt 9Keeseville, NY29.2 mi.(518) 834-7579

Lake Placid Weather & Climate

The Adirondack Mountains, near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, enjoys four specific seasons with winters that are crisp, cold and snowy and warm, pleasant summers with low humidity. In spring and autumn, the days are warm and the evenings cool, perfect for viewing the wildflowers of April or the colors of fall. The average summer temperature is 75 F (24 C) and the average low is 50F (10 C); winter's average high is 27 F (-3 C) and the average low is 5 F (-15 C). The annual precipitation is 39 inches, keeping the forests green and the lakes and streams flowing. As with most mountain climates, the weather can change quickly, however, so be prepared. A sunny day can turn stormy very quickly in the higher elevations. Luckily, the Adirondacks do not experience the devastation of tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes as do some other areas of the country. There is no specific rainy season; rather there are both wet and dry spells in every season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 5°F 2.67 in. -
February 30°F 7°F 2.00 in. -
March 40°F 16°F 2.77 in. -
April 51°F 28°F 2.85 in. -
May 65°F 39°F 3.33 in. -
June 73°F 48°F 4.08 in. -
July 77°F 53°F 4.02 in. -
August 75°F 51°F 4.23 in. -
September 67°F 44°F 4.21 in. -
October 56°F 34°F 3.49 in. -
November 43°F 24°F 3.41 in. -
December 31°F 11°F 2.77 in. -

Lake Placid Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located about 12 miles northwest of Lake Placid in Saranac Lake, New York, the Plattsburgh International airport (PBG) located approximately 35 miles northeast of Lake Placid in Plattsburgh, New York, the Clinton County airport (PLB) located roughly 35 miles northeast of Lake Placid in Plattsburgh, New York, the Burlington International airport (BTV) located around 43 miles east of Lake Placid in Burlington, Vermont, the Floyd Bennett Memorial airport (GFL) located about 67 miles south of Lake Placid in Glens Falls, New York, the Edward F Knapp State airport (MPV) located approximately 70 miles east of Lake Placid in Barre - Montpelier, Vermont, and finally the Rutland State airport (RUT) located roughly 73 miles southeast of Lake Placid in Rutland, Vermont.

Lake Placid Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY60.9 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY60.9 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY63.3 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY82.1 mi.
Water Parks
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY60.9 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY63.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Craig Wood Golf & Country ClubLake PlacidNY 
Saranac Lake Golf ClubRay BrookNY4.8 mi.
Saranac Inn Golf & Country ClubSaranac LakeNY7.7 mi.
Camroden Golf CourseRomeNY18.5 mi.
Delta Knolls Golf CenterRomeNY18.5 mi.
Golf KnollsRomeNY18.5 mi.
Rome Country ClubRomeNY18.5 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country ClubRomeNY18.5 mi.
Loon Lake Golf CourseLoon LakeNY18.7 mi.
AuSable Valley Golf CourseAu Sable ForksNY18.9 mi.
Tupper Lake Country ClubTupper LakeNY28.3 mi.
Westport Country ClubWestportNY28.4 mi.
Willsboro Golf ClubWillsboroNY29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY10.9 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY46.0 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT54.9 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT57.2 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT57.8 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT62.0 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT62.1 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT65.4 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY69.6 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT73.2 mi.
Snow RidgeTurinNY84.3 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT86.1 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY86.1 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT88.8 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT89.5 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT94.2 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY96.3 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT97.1 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH110.8 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH115.6 mi.
State Parks
Adirondack State ParkNY18.3 mi. 
Button Bay State ParkVT32.3 mi. 
Kings Bay State ParkVT34.1 mi. 
Mount Philo State ParkVT38.4 mi. 
Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife MuseumSaranac LakeNY7.8 mi.(Science)
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointNY35.7 mi.(History)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY37.5 mi.(History)
Shelburne MuseumShelburneVT38.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY102.9 mi.

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