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Parks & nature in North Elba

Ski Area
“The Olympic sights are a must-see during your visit! Make sure to check out the Olympic Passport that can save you money on Olympic venue attractions and more! www.whiteface.com”
17 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful time and views for all ages. The walkways get you close to the falls safely. You can spend as much time as you need taking family pictures or just birding. They have a restaurant and gift shop. Your kids can even mine for rocks inside. Plenty of parking and only 5 miles from Lake Placid heading towards Whiteface Mountain. At the base of Whiteface Mountain, the AuSable River flows through a breathtaking gorge and over four ancient waterfalls into a deep crevice carved by ice, water and wind. Naturally formed gorges that you can see from the groomed paths, steel bridges and walkways with glass floors. ”
8 locals recommend
Campground
“In the center of the Adirondack there are millions of trails fit for all ages and hiking abilities. Adk Lodge is in the center and has the most in one location. Families might life Mt Jo 0 (Short but powerful) hike all the way to and including Mt Marcy. You have Phelps, Wrights Peak, Algonquin, a nice walk around heart lake. Stunning.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Henry's Woods and Heaven Hill Trails offer a small trail system with well kept trails and some nice views”
4 locals recommend
Park
“stunning view whiteface from the private shores of lake placid great swimming spot ”
3 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“Rent bikes, skis, boats and almost anything else here - it's right around the corner on Main Street - 1 block walk!”
2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Rent a boat, kayak or stand up paddleboard and have a blast on Mirror Lake!”
3 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great hike with a stunning view at the top (don't stop at the first break, it keeps going)! Steep but under a mile, so it is great to do when you don't have a lot of time. Bring your camera and a bottle of water - take your time as it can be a little tricky in certain parts. ”
2 locals recommend
Trail
“Find the Peninsula trail and see all of Lake Placid from up on an easy 1 mile hike.”
1 local recommends
Park
1 local recommends
Athletics & Sports
“Boating: Lake Placid is magnificent from any vantage point, but really the best way to see and enjoy it is by being on it. Whether you just want a leisurely boat tour or are an adrenaline junky and need a bit of speed, ADK Aquatics has plenty of fun planned for you with their wakeboard, waterski, tubing, and wakesurfing. Whether you are highly experienced in watersports or are trying it for the first time, they will give you one-on-one training by one of their highly experienced instructors. 518-524-9767”
1 local recommends
Trail
“This is a great hike for the family. Here in Lake Placid, right next to Northwood School is the trail head. There is a rock top and the views are out of this world. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy your view. WEAR appropriate shoes, bring water, a backpack with your supplies - just in case you need something. A definite if you are just starting out and don't want to do one that is hours long and 4000 ft. I can recommend them too, just stop in Sparkle and I will get you going.”
3 locals recommend