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Lake Placid, USA

Despite being set amidst the wild and stunning peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is perhaps better known for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

The little town is surrounded by abundant lakes, rivers and forests and is perfectly located for exploring Adirondack Park where there are over 200 miles of hiking trails as well as white-water rafting, fly fishing, bungee jumping, horse riding, mountain climbing and mountain biking.

In addition you can take a trip on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad or take a gondola to one of the mountain summits. The town itself is set on two lakes - Mirror Lake and Lake Placid - which offer a stunning backdrop as you browse the shops, enjoy an al fresco lunch or visit the Olympic Centre which houses the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Lake Placid

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Lake Placid, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Lake Placid

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lake Placid. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Crowne Plaza Resort, Lake Placid

      Crowne Plaza Resort, Lake Placid

      First Class

      Located in the heart of Lake Placid's Olympic Village, the Crowne Plaza Resort offers splendid views over the lakes, Whiteface Mountain and the Adirondacks.

    • Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

      Whiteface Lodge

      First Class

      Whiteface Lodge is located in the heart of the Adirondacks in the woods around Lake Placid. The resort is just a few blocks from the town’s namesake lake and a short drive from the celebrated ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain.