Lake Placid Sports Culture
Lake Placid gained international fame as host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Even decades after these two epic events, the region honors its Olympic heritage, operating as a training ground for each new generation of athletes. Several Olympic venues are open to visitors, including the ski jumping complex, the bobsled run at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the ice skating rinks on Main Street.
Summer in the Adirondacks offers new outdoor activities, from golfing to road biking. Lake Placid's golf courses boast incredible views, challenging terrain, and sweeping, lush greens. Westport Country Club is a "must play" course for any golfer, and the Saranac Lake Golf Club offers sprawling fairways just outside of the village. Test your golfing skills at the Ticonderoga Country Club located in the scenic Lord Howe Valley.
Nearby, the Whiteface Mountain area in Wilmington boasts mountain biking trails on the High Peaks that thread through forests and along stream beds, and the Lake Champlain bikeways wind through historic communities.