Lake Placid Travel Guide

To capture the essence of our fall collection, we needed somewhere that felt like the heartbeat of adventure, so while on location in Upstate New York, we traveled to the charming town of Lake Placid. Having hosted two Olympic Games, cradled within the embrace of Great Camps, and sprawling with endless avenues of exploration, we were eager to take in everything this iconic region has to offer. Thanks to the help of research and locals (now friends), we made the most of our Adirondack Adventure, so we thought it was only fair to pass on the good fortune. Here’s our guide to Lake Placid, New York.

Where To Stay 

Lake Placid Lodge

Designed in the era of Great Camps, rustic summer homes built for wealthy families of the Gilded Age, the Lake Placid Lodge is a haven nestled within the Adirondack Mountains. With 30 unique guest spaces, ranging from rooms in the main lodge to lakeside cabins, it is the perfect spot to take in the magnificence of Lake Placid. Thanks to endless antique relics and artisan-crafted furniture, you may be tempted to stay inside, or you can walk straight out the doors into the breathtaking landscape for a daytime adventure on their Hacker Craft.

What To Do

Fly Fish - The Hungry Trout Fly Shop

Voted best outfitter in the Adirondacks, the Hungry Trout Fly Shop is the ultimate upstate fishing destination. Since 1991, the shop has provided unique guiding experiences and high-quality fishing gear. With professional guides, a wide selection of flies, and decades of local expertise, the dedicated team ensures you’ll have a remarkable experience. There are over 20 miles of public river access, so you can choose an adventure varying from a walk and wade to floating down the river in a raft.

Golf - Lake Placid Club 

With holes suitable for players of all abilities, the Lake Placid Club stands out as the only 45-hole golf club in the region. The club has a Links Course, Mountain Course and Pristine Nine, providing both challenge and enjoyment for golfers of various skill levels. Each course has a unique history, with the Links course designed in 1909 by Scottish golf icon Seymour Dunn. The courses are renowned not only for their spectacular design but stunning views as well. It’s not every day your tee box overlooks an Olympic ski jump.

Explore Downtown - Main Street

Strolling around the mile-long stretch of Main Street is like stepping into a storybook village, where charming boutiques and cozy cafes line the sidewalks. You’ll want to pick up some keepsakes from unique stores like Lake Placid Christmas Company or Saratoga Olive Oil. The artistic spirit is alive downtown, with art galleries like Gallery 46 that host mainly local artists. You could window shop for hours, and the best part is you’ll have a view of Mirror Lake the whole time.

Where to Eat

Night Out - Jimmy’s 21

Established in 1920, this family-owned restaurant stands as the oldest eatery in Lake Placid. Its rich history is complemented by its lakeside location, providing a stunning backdrop to enjoy classic Italian cuisine. Experience a blend of tradition, picturesque views, and delectable flavors all in one timeless destination.

Casual Spot - Simply Gourmet

If you're in need of a quick and delicious lunch, look no further than Simply Gourmet. Offering 46 unique sandwiches, our team had the pleasure of enjoying lunch here on multiple occasions. These sandwiches feature a wide range of ingredients, from cranberry horseradish sauce and maple honey ham to liverwurst. It's no surprise that they proudly claim to have "Simply the 46 best sandwiches in the high peaks."

Passing The Torch

The tranquil lakeshores, towering peaks, and warm embrace of the vibrant community in Lake Placid will be forever remembered by our team. Now, we’re passing the torch to you, and we hope this guide can help you plan your own adventure! May your journey be nothing short of extraordinary.

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