Plan your visit...
Santa's Workshop is not the only reason to come to the Lake Placid Region! There is so much to see and do for the entire family, you most certainly can make a terrific summer vacation that will create memories for years to come!! Here are just a few of our favorites...
High Falls GorgeIn the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs.
AuSable ChasmUp to five miles of hiking trails wander through and above the 150’ deep, 2-mile long chasm. Also available: scenic float tours, café, gift shop, camping, and the new Adventure Trail cable course for the more adventurous.
Lake Placid Winter Olympic MuseumRevisit the "Miracle on Ice" or Sonja Henie's triumph, then discover the stories of many lesser known athletes of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.
Whiteface MountainWhiteface may have made its name in winter, it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all but it does summer pretty well too. The warmer months make Whiteface a natural setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and ages, whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or just an afternoon of beautiful views with your family. You can drive to the summit of Whiteface and take an elevator to the top, or ride a gondola to the peak of Little Whiteface.
Adirondack Wildlife RefugeThe Refuge Center includes a one mile educational hiking trail, which also serves as a Public Fishing Access trail, and winds its way along the river and river sloughs, through forest and meadow. Our enclosures for education birds include Red-Tailed Hawks, Broad-Winged Hawks, Rough-Legged Hawks, Swainsons Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Turkey Vultures and Ravens. The refuge mascots are Cree, a wolf-hybrid, and Zeebie, a wolf pup.
Wilmington Town BeachTown Beach On Route 86 in Wilmington turn onto Bowman Lane and go to the end to park. You will find a sandy beach and picnic area filled with free activities including but not limiting to; swimming, boating and boat rental, volleyball, paddling trail, a pavilion, fishing, a playground, and public bathrooms. Most of this area has a universal design making it accessible for everyone. During July and August on Thursday nights there are free concerts.
The Hungry Trout
If your idea of a good vacation is fishing at your doorstep, skiing just seconds away at Whiteface Mountain, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, bird hunting, swimming, canoeing, swimming and, basically, behaving like a kid again, then you’ve come to the right place...
North Pole Inn
The Inn at North Pole Resorts offers rooms that fit most every budget and family need. All rooms are non-smoking and recently refurbished with cedar log furniture and Adirondack decor. And because this is the North Pole, you will find Christmas decorations in all rooms and all around our grounds.
The Alpine Country Inn and Suites
The Alpine Country Inn and Suites offers beautiful rooms at very reasonable rates for the area. We're within walking distance to restaurants, an ice cream parlour, gift shops, miniature golf and the town beach on the Au Sable River. The winter shuttle bus will pick you up right at the curb and drop you off at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in 5 minutes , or take you to Lake Placid Village in just 15 to 20 minutes.
Choose to bring your RV, Camp in a Tent, or choose one of there many cabins! This KOA is right in here in the town of Wilmington.
Want a home away from home, check out Adirondack Vacations. These newly constructed houses will make you never want to leave.