Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid
This giant, lodge-style hotel is set right along Mirror Lake in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, with great views of the Adirondack Mountains. Grab a free breakfast and enjoy the mountain air before heading to the lake, the nearby sports complexes, or one of the many hiking trails surrounding the area.
- Lakefront fun: Go for a swim in Mirror Lake or hang out on the public beach or patio overlooking the water.
- Olympic Village location within walking distance of shopping, trails, sports facilities, and golf courses
- Free hot breakfast includes items such as sausage, eggs, and toast.
- Take a dip in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
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.