Things to do

There is a multitude of fun things to do in Lake Placid and at Mirror Lake Inn for every season. At Mirror Lake Inn, you won’t find any unexpected resort fees. Unlike many resorts, we don’t charge resort fees, and only guests are allowed to use the property.

  • Carriage House Cooking School Classes

    Carriage House Cooking School Classes

    The Mirror Lake Inn is the epitome of Adirondack hospitality and the Carriage House Cooking School’s “home away from home” so to speak. At the Inn, The Carriage House Cooking School offers demonstration style classes and unique seminars focused on food, wine and beverages.  Click here for class schedule and additional info.


  • Heated Indoor Pool

    Heated Indoor Pool

    Go ahead – take a dip in our 60-foot lap pool. It’s designed in the style of an Adirondack swimming hole, so you feel like you’re swimming in the wild, without even leaving the Inn.  After a day on the slopes or trails, relax in the whirlpool and sauna.

  • Heated Outdoor Pool

    Heated Outdoor Pool

    Relax and enjoy our 50-foot outdoor pool; it’s a spectacular setting overlooking Mirror Lake and the High Peaks. There’s even a kiddie pool for the smaller ones in the family.

  • Complimentary Boats

    Complimentary Boats

    Paddle across beautiful Mirror Lake. We offer paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, rowboats and a canoe on a first-come, first-served basis. Boats are generally available between Memorial Day and Columbus Day, but this is completely determined by water temperature and weather.

  • Golf


    Our sister property, the Whiteface Club, is the premier golf destination of the Adirondacks. Experience the challenge and beauty of one of the oldest courses in the Country, steeped in over 100 years of rich tradition.  Ranked as the #4 Classic Course and the #11 Overall Course in New York State by Golfweek in 2014, the breathtaking views will create memories that last a lifetime.

  • Private Sandy Beach

    Private Sandy Beach

    Enjoy a perfect day on the lake. Lounge on the beach or swim in the pristine waters of Mirror Lake, with the High Peaks as your backdrop.

  • Biking


    This is a mountain biker’s or cycler’s paradise, and the trails and routes are endless. Cycle around the village, out to Lake Placid Lake, or get serious and ride the Ironman course. * Insider Tip – Save yourself both time and money by renting one of our custom bikes at the Front Desk.

  • Tennis


    Don’t worry about bringing your rackets. We have complimentary rackets and balls right at the Front Desk.

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

    We welcome our guests with homemade chocolate chip cookies – it’s a long-standing family tradition at Mirror Lake Inn. There’s always a supply at the Front Desk, but if you like, take a break in your day and stop by the living room from 3:30 – 4:30pm for afternoon tea and chocolate chip cookies.

  • Fitness Center

    Fitness Center

    Our fully equipped work-out center has two treadmills, three elliptical trainers, three bikes, resistance weights, and free weights – everything you need for an optimum work-out.

  • Complimentary Snowshoes

    Complimentary Snowshoes

    Take to the trails. Just stop by the Front Desk, and we’ll lend you a pair of snowshoes and provide trail recommendations. (One of our favorite routes is just stepping out our front door and heading across Mirror Lake.)

  • Private Skating Rink

    Private Skating Rink

    Are you an expert skater or hockey aficionado? Skaters of all levels love trying out our two maintained rinks on Mirror Lake, right in front of The Cottage Café. Take a break with a hot toddy or hot chocolate by the woodstove up top at The Cottage.

  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid

    Explore gorgeous Lake Placid. The village of Lake Placid is a quaint mountain town like no other, with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there are plenty of things to do in lake Placid to fill your day and give you a memorable vacation.

  • Adirondack High Peaks

    Adirondack High Peaks

    The High Peaks are at our doorstep. Lake Placid is surrounded by the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, offering easy access to trails for a stroll in the woods, hiking, snowshoeing, back country skiing and mountain biking.

  • Olympic Venues

    Olympic Venues

    Yes, Lake Placid is the only U.S. town to host a Winter Olympics twice. But did you know the Olympic venues are still in full swing and many are available for you to try, even in the summer? Slide the bobsled, skeleton or luge tracks, run the biathlon course, ski the Olympic Mountain of Whiteface or even ski jump!

  • Main Street

    Main Street

    It’s a perfect day. Start your morning with a 2.7-mile walk around Mirror Lake, then find yourself window shopping on Main Street. There are charming boutiques and outlets, and there’s even a small-town movie theatre just two blocks from the Inn.

  • Paddling


    The Adirondacks offer some of the most pristine waters in the country. Take out one of our boats on Mirror Lake or choose from the many lakes and rivers nearby.

  • Cross Country Skiing

    Cross Country Skiing

    Our sister property, The Whiteface Club, offers complimentary access to cross country skiing trails for our guests.  Enjoy the scenic views of Lake Placid as you make your way through this tranquil setting.