Summer Fall Activities
Lake Placid Activities in the Summer & Fall
Summer and fall in the Adirondacks are a magical time filled with long sunny days of hiking and fishing as well as cozy evenings around our lakeside bonfire. Below you'll find a sampling of some of the most popular Lake Placid activities our guests enjoy during this time of year. Our knowledgeable concierge staff is also happy to offer activity recommendations and information about nearby attractions based on your particular interests.
On Property Happenings:
We are excited to announce the recent launch of our Summer/Fall Activity Schedule. We have added new culinary activities to please food and wine lovers, and have also added a nature program to pique the interest of those who are feeling a bit adventurous in discovering the native wildlife to Lake Placid.
Cellar & Vine
Thursday, August 13 | 4pm - 5pm
Please join our Sommelier Chris as he introduces you to a world of outstanding wine-tasting possibilities. Set in the Lodge's beautifully appointed Wine Cellar, we will present an exciting and unique region of the world and some of its most famous bottles. You'll enjoy sampling the wines as we discuss the region's history of wine making, its most popular grape varietals, and the current wine makers who keep the region both relevant and alive. We will provide offerings from both the award-winning Finger Lakes and North Fork regions of New York. Sign up with the Concierge.
Saturdays through September
Join the Adirondack Raptors every Saturday as they spread their wings across the Lodge front lawn and over the lake. A truly spectacular sight for anyone who appreciates Adirondack wildlife.
Food & Whiskey
Thursday, August 20 | 4pm - 6pm
If you missed joining Chef Mark and Mixologist Lori on the 6th, there's another opportunity to experience an afternoon of food and whiskey!
Cellar & Vine
Thursday, August 27 | 4pm - 5pm
We open the cellar doors again on the 27th if you couldn't make it on the 13th!
Exploring the Neighborhood:
Adirondack Guides are available for hire and are invaluable companions on wilderness adventures. Whether fishing, hiking, paddling or bird watching, a guide can ensure you have a safe and extraordinary experience.
Lake Placid is an unmatched destination for exploring, fishing or simply cruising, and the Lodge provides a variety of canoes, kayaks and electric boats for our guests to use. An attendant at the boat dock will help you get underway and provide any instruction, directions, bottled water and snacks you might need. In fine weather, every evening we host a boat tour on our 35' mahogany Hacker-Craft or the Lake Placid Lodge pontoon boat. Private champagne cruises are available for an additional cost. You are also welcome to bring your own boat; but please note that our dock space is limited. The Lake Placid Marina is nearby and can accommodate most launching needs.
Lake Placid has an abundance of bass, perch and lake trout and is renowned for some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the state. New York State requires a fishing license, and our staff will gladly help arrange one for you if needed.
The Whiteface Club, which is adjacent to the Lodge, offers an excellent tennis program including eight hard surface and clay tennis courts. To reserve court time or arrange for private lessons and equipment rental, please see the concierge.
Guests interested in enjoying some Lake Placid golf during their stay will find several courses just minutes from our lakeside retreat. Located just half a mile from the Lodge, the Whiteface Club features a challenging 18-hole championship course. Tee times are available from 7:30am to dusk from mid-May through October. This beautiful, forest-edged course is open to the public, and Whiteface Club offers golf carts, pull carts and golf clubs as well as professional instruction.
The Lake Placid Club is located just three miles from the Lodge and offers 45 holes and spectacular views of the Adirondacks. They have two 18-hole courses as well as a 9-hole course. The first of the 18 holes is the Links course, which offers more open greens, while the Mountain course has narrower fairways.
The Saranac Inn Golf Course is located on Upper Saranac Lake, approximately 40 minutes from our Lake Placid hotel. The course is one of the oldest and most scenic in the North Woods.
There are thousands of miles of hiking trails throughout the pristine wilderness of the Adirondacks, ranging from gentle, level paths to precipitous, demanding ascents. The famed 125-mile Jackrabbit Trail passes right by the Lodge's front door. We will be happy to provide a trail map or arrange for a guided hike.
The Lodge has mountain bikes for guest use. There are many wonderful hiking trails nearby that are also appropriate for bike use. We are happy to provide a map so you can take to the woods on two wheels.
Emerald Springs Ranch in Saranac Lake offers trail rides throughout the year. Both English and Western mounts are available for riders of all abilities.
The granite faces of the ancient mountains are a dreamscape for avid climbers and have become a popular and respected climbing destination. Local guides provide instruction for ice and rock climbing trips throughout the year.
A ride down the scenic and challenging Hudson River offers the ultimate thrill. A local company has been running the rapids for years and presents a truly exhilarating and unforgettable journey. Most rafting is available from March to June, and the guides will provide transportation, wet suites, lunch, and rapids from Class 3 to Class 5. Please contact the concierge for more details.
Enjoy this traditional camping dessert around our warm and inviting bonfire at the edge of Lake Placid.
Learn more about winter and spring activities at Lake Placid Lodge.