In between ski runs, toboggan rides, and sled dog tours, you’ll need to warm up during your Lake Placid vacation! Temperatures have reached as low as -114 °F (-81.11 °C) on top of nearby Whiteface Mountain. That weather isn’t typical, but Lake Placid gets nearly 200 days per year where the weather is below freezing! Balance winter sports with time for warming up with these tips.
- Grab a hot cocoa. We recommend stopping for hot chocolate with marshmallows at least twice per day, to keep the cold away. Get yourself a mug at Emma’s Lake Placid Creamery, Adirondack Chocolates, or Temptations from Lake Placid Gourmet.
- Visit a brewery. Believe it or not, but the tiny town of Lake Placid is home to multiple breweries! Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Big Slide Brewery & Public House, and Valcour Brewing Company are among the local establishments offering a variety of beers brewed on-premise. Or just a little way down the road you can find Ray Brook Brewhouse. All are perfect for toasting up your insides.
- Get in front of a fire.
If you’re staying with us at the Winterberry, you’ll find a fireplace and blankets to warm up with each morning and evening. But while you’re out for the day, you can visit a high-end restaurant like Peak 47 at Whiteface Lodge or Artisans at the Lake Placid Lodge for a majestic fireplace alongside your meal. Or you can try Maggie’s Pub or The Cottage for a crackling fire and slightly more casual den vibe.
- Get outfitted in the proper winter gear.
If you failed to pack properly or lost your mittens on the mountain, you can find all the warm winter clothing you need in town. It’s amazing what a wicking base layer and wool socks can do for you! Find a list here of nearby retailers selling everything from street clothes to the athletic gear used by the pros.