Adirondacks - Lake Placid Region


There are not many areas left in this world where one can experience nature so profoundly unspoiled. Encompassing a huge body of land within Northern New York is the immense Adirondack State Park. This park is a paradise of sparkling rivers, glimmering lakes, and majestic old mountains, making the region a popular vacation destination for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

Upstate, as They Like to Say

Adirondack is the largest State Park in the U.S. and is bigger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined. There are many beautiful areas that make up the park including Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Schroon Lake to name just a few. The village of Lake Placid is considered the resort center of Essex County, offering unlimited summer recreational opportunities. Set in the mountains and lake country, this famous quaint village was the site of two Olympic Winter Games, one in 1932 and the other in 1980. The Olympic facilities, numerous festivals and attractions make this area fabulous for family vacations!

Things to Do

Saranac Lake is in the heart of the Adirondacks and at the hub of activity. Lush forests, pristine lakes and lofty mountains surround the village of more than 5,000 people. Selected as the Number One Small Town in New York State, Saranac Lake offers a multitude of summer vacation activities. Miles of trails and waterways provide a beautiful landscape in which one can golf, boat, swim, bike, fish, horseback ride or just relax. In the summer, canoe the wide open lakes and rivers, and hike among the area’s small scenic summits or venture into the high peaks. Also, there is shopping, history, dining and fine accommodations, making Saranac Lake an unforgettable vacation spot.

The Schroon Lake area is a four-season vacation paradise! Many lakes, ponds, streams, mountains and wilderness areas provide access to canoeing, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, golfing, tennis and picnicking. Or, just relax and enjoy the marvelous Adirondack scenery.

There are lodging establishments and restaurants to suite every taste and budget. Area accommodation choices range from luxury hotels, charming bed and breakfast inns and motels to hostels, condominiums, camping, RV parks and more. When it comes to dining, you will be thrilled with all of the choices. From American to Japanese, Cajun to Italian, every appetite and taste is sure to be pleased. For other diversions, try shopping the fine boutiques, browsing art galleries or sampling the liquid wares of the local brew pub.

Getting Here

The quickest, most convenient way to get to the region is to fly into the Adirondack Regional Airport. With daily commuter service and numerous transportation options, the area is easily accessible.

Vacation Deals

A visit to the spectacular Northern New York areas will leave you with majestic images forever etched in your mind. So click on the categories on the upper left and take advantage of the money saving deals, discounts, and coupons to make the Adirondacks your vacation destination. Use the coupons on this site for savings and discounts on lodging, activities, transportation and more

Photo Courtesy of Adirondack
Regional Tourism Council