Welcome to the Town of North Elba wherein lies the Olympic Village of Lake Placid nestled in the heart of the great Adirondack Park. It is an unassuming village that has all the ingredients of small towns everywhere; the togetherness of a close-knit community, a small year-round population and a sense of timelessness preserved by the jagged peaks of the Adirondack Mountain range which surrounds the little Village. Its two sparkling lakes add to the feeling of the great outdoors at its best. It is truly a 4-season resort featuring brilliant mountain vistas and events for every member of the family. Internationally known, having proudly hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1932 and in 1980, it is remembered as the site of the “Miracle on Ice” when the USA men’s hockey team defeated the heavily favored USSR team and advanced to win the Gold Medal in the 1980 Olympics.
The Village still offers visitors and residents alike with the opportunity to experience World Class sport events at some of the world’s best venues.The diversity and heritage of this small town brings thousands of visitors each year to explore, relax and enjoy this very special place. Whether you relish a family thrill-ride down the Toboggan Chute or sharing a round of golf with friends on our Craig Wood Golf Course, Lake Placid/North Elba offers an everlasting and memorable experience. Unique shopping experiences along picturesque Main Street, outstanding dining experiences, cultural activities offered by The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and more offer cultural and fun activities. It is the kind of place where visitors never want to leave and locals treasure the embrace of a unique mountain village.
A small town with a big city feel, the Village of Lake Placid is a great place to raise a family. Both public and private schools offer well-rounded education at the Lake Placid Central School, North Country School and Northwood School. The Art Center brings in world class music and arts and excellent health care facilities are provided by Adirondack Health. The mountains themselves offer crystal lakes, fresh air and plenty of experiences: a quiet getaway, a family vacation or an extraordinary adventure for a weekend or a life time. You are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you here