Guidebook for Lake Placid

Karen (& Peter)
Karen (& Peter)
Guidebook for Lake Placid

Food Scene

Hippest, best liquids and solids around, in our opinion. Check out amazing butcher shop next door, "Kreature."
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Liquids and Solids at the Handlebar
6115 Sentinel Road
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Hippest, best liquids and solids around, in our opinion. Check out amazing butcher shop next door, "Kreature."
Dine lakeside with unparalleled view onto Lake Placid. Friend chef this summer and food is finally up to par.
Whiteface Club & Resort
373 Whiteface Inn Lane
Dine lakeside with unparalleled view onto Lake Placid. Friend chef this summer and food is finally up to par.
French fare with porch on river where you can sit with your dog (and they'll bring a bowl of water). Need reservatons for prix fixe nights with music. Service can be slow.
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Left Bank Cafe
36 Broadway
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French fare with porch on river where you can sit with your dog (and they'll bring a bowl of water). Need reservatons for prix fixe nights with music. Service can be slow.
TO GO: 46 sandwiches named after the 46 high peaks. Baguettes in different flavors. Order fresh fish. Ask owner, Holly Healy, for winning recipe (Atlantic Salmon with mustard/maple syrup marinade)
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Simply Gourmet
2099 Saranac Avenue
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TO GO: 46 sandwiches named after the 46 high peaks. Baguettes in different flavors. Order fresh fish. Ask owner, Holly Healy, for winning recipe (Atlantic Salmon with mustard/maple syrup marinade)

Sightseeing

Culturally, the most important thing going in Lake Placid. John Brown lies a-moulderin' in the grave at this gorgeous, peaceful place. Trails. Great dog walking.
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
115 John Brown Road
Culturally, the most important thing going in Lake Placid. John Brown lies a-moulderin' in the grave at this gorgeous, peaceful place. Trails. Great dog walking.
On a clear day you can see Montreal. Drive to the highest exhibit in NY State that interprets the natural and ecological landscape. (Pete and I were on the design team)
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Whiteface Memorial Highway
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On a clear day you can see Montreal. Drive to the highest exhibit in NY State that interprets the natural and ecological landscape. (Pete and I were on the design team)

Everything Else

Swim dwarfed by world-class rock climbing walls: Beach down little trail at East end of lake. Park at turnout mid lake or along road. BE CAREFUL on busy road
Chapel Pond
Swim dwarfed by world-class rock climbing walls: Beach down little trail at East end of lake. Park at turnout mid lake or along road. BE CAREFUL on busy road
Swimmers: 1 mile hike to pristine mountain lake. Be sure to take right fork on trail (other 2 lakes up there are mucky). At Copperas go right to rocks or lean-to further on (first come, first serve).
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Copperas Pond
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Swimmers: 1 mile hike to pristine mountain lake. Be sure to take right fork on trail (other 2 lakes up there are mucky). At Copperas go right to rocks or lean-to further on (first come, first serve).
SWIM/WALK: 2-mile sidewalk circumnavigates lake and goes through downtown. Town beach house at south end. Roped in area or be extreme and swim along buoys the length of the lake.
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Mirror Lake
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SWIM/WALK: 2-mile sidewalk circumnavigates lake and goes through downtown. Town beach house at south end. Roped in area or be extreme and swim along buoys the length of the lake.

Essentials

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Price Chopper
1930 Saranac Avenue
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Hannaford Supermarket
45 Hadjis Way
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Health food store with prepared foods, etc.
Green Goddess
1991 Saranac Ave
Health food store with prepared foods, etc.
Health food with prepared foods, great burritos, soups, salads etc.
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Nori's
138 Church Street
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Health food with prepared foods, great burritos, soups, salads etc.

Arts & Culture

421 Lake Flower Avenue Artist studios, unique gifts, film screenings, concerts, call first to see what's happening.
Lake Flower Avenue
421 Lake Flower Avenue Artist studios, unique gifts, film screenings, concerts, call first to see what's happening.