Published on: June 10, 2022

Lake Placid summer activities

Lake Placid – If you‘re looking to get the heart rate up a bit while you are in Upstate New York, then you should look at the lineup of Lake Placid summer activities.

The to-do list in the Adirondacks is varied and deep, ranging from immersion in our lakes and mountains, to participating in tennis and golf, hiking and biking, walking and running, swimming and canoeing.

Between Mirror Lake and nearby Lake Placid lake – both close to the Mirror Lake Inn – we have you covered with fishing, swimming, boating, stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, water skiing and just leisurely cruising.

Mirror Lake does not allow motorized vessels, while Lake Placid, a much larger lake that can bring you to the foot of Whiteface Mountain, does. Lake Placid has a one-hour boat tour, with narration, in a large pontoon boat. There are three departures daily until June 24 from the Lake Placid Marina, which is five-minute walking distance from our hotel. Starting June 25, you may choose from five daily trips.

The fishing in both bodies of water can produce some trophy-sized lake trout, so if you are an angler don’t forget to bring your gear. You may also fish the Ausable River which is easily accessible and great for trout fishing.

A man squatting on a row boat is holding up a fish next to a black dog
Great fishing abounds on Lake Placid area waters

Water skiers are known to hit Lake Placid earlier in the day before it gets too busy – it’s much more enjoyable that way.

The mountains present their own enjoyment, be it hiking, climbing, mountain biking and enjoying time with your dog. The level of challenge is varied ranging from short, easy one-hour excursions such as Henry’s Woods and Heaven Hill Farm, to long, all-day hikes like Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York State.

There are 46 Adirondack High Peaks, and if you were to visit us often enough, you could conquer them all and become a 46er.

Speaking of dogs, the Mirror Lake Inn has 40 dog-friendly rooms so even canines get the luxury treatment here as long as they weigh no more than 70 pounds. Our four-legged family members can’t exhaust themselves enough with the activities they, too, can enjoy.

black lab being walked in the sun
Many residents and visitors walk their dogs on Main Street and around Mirror Lake

Our sister property, the Whiteface Club and Resort, offers golf and tennis, a marina, beach and two restaurants. It’s located less than three miles from the Inn. Stay with us on our golf package and save substantially on greens fees.

Finally, if you would like a private guide for fishing and hiking, our front desk can help with those arrangements. Bear Cub Adventure Tours and owner Gary Marchuk know every off-the-beaten path location – it could lead to your great Adirondack catch!