©

Lake Placid trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  New York State  /  Lake Placid

Lake Placid

4.1
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,521.The village of Lake Placid is near the center of the town of North Elba, southwest of Plattsburgh. Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid also hosted the 1972 Winter Universiade and the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games.History and foundingLake Placid was founded in the early 19th century to develop an iron ore mining operation. By 1840, the population of "North Elba" (four miles southeast of the present village, near where the road to the Adirondak Loj crosses the Ausable River), was six families. In 1845, Gerrit Smith arrived in North Elba and not only bought a great deal of land around the village, but granted large tracts to former slaves. He reformed the land law and demonstrated his support of Abolitionism.
Lake Placid is in New York (NY). Take a peek at our world travel planner: Lake Placid and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Lake Placid

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lake Placid

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h
3.3
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Lake Placid

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Hidden gems in Lake Placid

4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Fun & Games in Lake Placid

4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
3.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Lake Placid

4.9
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Nature in Lake Placid

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 4​h