The simple, calming atmosphere of Lake Placid (2608 Main Street
Lake Placid NY) is one of the first things I think of when I set my mind to romance.
In my mind’s eye, I see rustic wooden cottages, mountains, our canoe paddles making ripples in the water, making a wonderful dinner for two, and snuggling in a sleeping bag. To me, that’s romance.
It’s all about a certain peacefulness and intimacy that Lake Placid offers couples. You can go mountain biking together, skiing, golfing, rafting, take a gondola ride, or perhaps even venture on a grueling nature hike that can make that special R&R even more fulfilling. Don’t forget breakfast (or dessert!) in bed.
Lake Placid may be best known as the host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Its Tri-Lakes region consists of Lake Placid, along with nearby Saranac and TupperLakes. The village proper among the Adirondack Mountains is only 1.5 square miles, with less than 3,000 local inhabitants.
There’s always something going down at Lake Placid, so if you’re going to take the plunge with your guy or gal, be sure to keep an eye on any opportunities that might crop up. The village is known as a hotbed for competitions, and also has a number of different festivals depending on the time of the year. Could be a fun way to spend a couple of hours while taking in the local scene.
Lake Placid also offers some scenic drives if you want to break up the physical activity. The Adirondacks have more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of streams feeding 6,000 miles of rivers.
If you’d rather have somebody else do the cooking for you, I highly recommend a trip to the Adirondack Alps Restaurant, Hungry Trout Restaurant, or Veranda Restaurant.
In terms of overnight accommodations, Weekend Trips highly recommends camping in the woods by the Adirondacks. But if that’s too rough and tumble for your style, check out one of these fine establishments:
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa (pictured above)
Lake Placid is not located off an interstate highway. It’s best reached by Interstate 87 to the east via New York State Route 73, New York State Route 86, and New York State Route 9N. County Roads 21, 31 and 35 also serve the village.