There are many great things to do in Lake Placid throughout every season. However, spring is the most affordable time of year to visit. The famous High Peak trails have become a favorite summer and fall destination, but spring is the best time to go hiking there without worrying about large crowds. Spend a rainy day shopping in Lake Placid or grab a pair of shorts before heading out on the trails for a run. If you don’t want to explore the great outdoors, there are many other options for a spring getaway to Grand Adirondack Hotel. Find some of the best places to eat in Lake Placid, enjoy sipping different wines on a winery tour, or try local ales at nearby breweries.
Winery and Brewery Tours
Whether you’re looking to try a fruity Chardonnay or a bitter IPA, Lake Placid has become a popular destination for craft beer drinkers and New York wine connoisseurs. Swedish Hill Winery is an award-winning winery that offers tasty samples in its beautiful tasting room, so make sure to pick up your new favorite bottle and enjoy this Finger Lakes winery. Speaking of award-winning, make sure to try the Great Adirondack Brewing Company’s gold medal beer or the best American double IPA in the state: Big Slide Brewery’s IPA.
If you’re looking for a casual brewery, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery might be more your style. Regardless of where you decide to go, you can take a tour of the breweries and have a great afternoon chatting with the locals as you try a sampler. Valcour Brewing Company recently opened a tasting room across from the Olympic Oval. You can now enjoy a beer from their Plattsburgh brewery as you toast to rainy spring days and fun things to do in Lake Placid.
Things to do in Lake Placid
If you’re looking to hike through the Adirondacks spectacular High Peak trails, you’ll have a chance to see the flourishing beauty of our backcountry. What these rugged peaks lack in elevation, they make up for in beauty, and trail toughness. You’ll see that for yourself as you make your way to the top of one of the high peaks. From rocky alpine summits to lushes undefined paths, we’ve got a trail for every level of hiker in the Adirondacks. Unwind from a thrilling hike to the top of one of the High Peak trails with an evening stroll around downtown Lake Placid or with a delicious meal at Delta Blue. With so many fun things to do in Lake Placid, you might need to plan multiple trips to Grand Adirondack Hotel.