The site of the famous "Miracle on Ice" Game in 1980; Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains, has many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Adirondack Park is six million acres in size and can be used by visitors for hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. There is also year-round alpine and cross-country skiing. Many of the facilities used in the 1980 Winter Olympics remain, including the Bobsled and Luge Complex, which can be used by the public. The Wild Center Museum showcases the natural history and the wildlife of the Adirondack region. In February, there is the ten day long Saranac Lake Winter Carnival that features parades, dances, games, fireworks and other entertainment.
Downtown Lake Placid, New York, is one of the most convenient places to find lodgings. The downtown area is where the majority of restaurants and stores are located. The train station is also located here with a free park and ride lot. A shuttle is available during the daylight hours each day.
For pet owners, Lake Placid offers several pet-friendly hotels. The bar and nightclub scene has diverse offerings from wine tasting, to dancing and pool tables. In addition, the town offers a wide range of restaurants from fine dining to delicatessens, which can keep even the pickiest eaters satisfied.