Outdoor Adventure and Locally Sourced Cuisine on Mirror Lake
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is set along the banks of Mirror Lake in the northern Adirondack Mountains. Its location in the village of Lake Placid puts guests in the perfect spot for enjoying the outdoors: nearby Whiteface Mountain attracts hikers, and Mirror Lake is ideal for kayaking. After a day spent taking in the natural surroundings, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained at the tranquil lakeside resort, which boasts an indoor pool, two hot tubs, and a farm-to-table restaurant.
Deluxe guest rooms offer picturesque views of either the village or Mirror Lake and the Adirondack Mountains from private balconies and patios. They feature natural-wood furnishings and are designed to feel like a home away from home, with Keurig coffeemakers, free WiFi, mini refrigerators, and microwaves.
In keeping with the resort’s eco-friendly practices, the onsite restaurant, Generations, serves locally grown produce and farm-raised meats. In the morning, you can enjoy an included breakfast for two in the dining room overlooking Mirror Lake. For dinner, guests can savor grass-fed bison raised at a local farm and housemade crab cakes. In the summer, chefs grow their own produce in the rooftop garden. You can grab a cocktail at Straight Shot Lounge or groove to live DJ music at the resort’s Roomers Nightclub.
Lake Placid, New York: World-Class Skiing and Small-Town Charm in the Adirondack Mountains
Nestled in northeastern New York’s Adirondack Mountains, the village of Lake Placid is actually set on the shores of Mirror Lake, just south of Lake Placid proper. Year-round, folks flock to the area to take advantage of its abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and to see the site of the “Miracle on Ice”—the US hockey team’s heart-stopping upset victory over the Soviets in 1980.
Less than 10 miles away, Whiteface Lake Placid ski resort boasts one of the largest vertical drops east of the Rockies for downhill skiing and snowboarding, and ice-fishers can be seen trying their luck on the surface of the lake. Come springtime, winter sports give way to kayaking trips and scenic hikes along leafy backcountry trails. Along Lake Placid’s quaint Main Street, you’ll find a string of boutiques and curio shops, along with galleries and workshops where you can watch artisans blowing glass. Wine-tasting rooms and bakeries offer a sampling of local flavors.