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Discover Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid is a fairly large and well-known lake, situated in the Adirondack Mountains, in upstate New York. The nearest town is Lake Placid, NY, which sits on the southern shore of the lake. The nearest larger town is Plattsburgh, which is around 50 miles to the northeast, while the nearest larger city is Albany, at almost 150 miles to the southeast.

Scenic views of the forested Adirondack peaks surround Lake Placid. Numerous activities are available to enjoy around the nearby region throughout the year. Hiking, camping and water sports are enjoyed in the summer, while the lengthy winter months offer plenty of recreational opportunities of their own, such as skiing and snowmobiling.

Getting Outdoors

An RV rental at Lake Placid makes it easy to enjoy all the activities available throughout the local area. At Lake Placid folks are able to enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, beach access, and paddle sports. There are actually three separate islands within the lake's waters that can be explored as well. Picturesque views of the nearby Adirondacks are available all around the area.

There are several wilderness and recreation areas available near the lake. These include the Mackenzie Mountain and High Peaks Wilderness Areas. Activities can be enjoyed at these places throughout the year, including picnic lunches, scenic drives and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing. Native wildlife and fall colors can be enjoyed at these sites as well.

Brewster Peninsula juts into the southern portion of Lake Placid. This peninsula offers nature trails where hiking, mountain biking, and winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can be enjoyed. There is very little elevation gain on these trails, so they are appropriate for almost anyone. They also offer plenty of scenic spots to view the nearby lake.

Camping at Lake Placid

Camping with an RV will not be a problem in this area. Campsites are found around the lake as well as throughout the nearby region.

Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA is located in nearby Wilmington, around 10 miles from the lake. The camp is open from the middle of April until the end of October. It offers full-hookups, cable, WiFi, pool access during the warmer months, and pets are welcome. A mini-golf course, an on-site store, and shuttles to some local sites are available as well.

Meadowbrook Campground is found around six miles east of the lake, in Ray Brook, NY. Numerous campsites are available here. Showers, bathrooms, and picnic areas are offered as well. Motorhome camping near Lake Placid will give you easy access to any sites you may wish to visit nearby.

Exploring the Area

Rent a camper in Essex County, and you will find there are plenty of attractions to see. This area hosted the Winter Olympics in 1980, and there are several sites from that competition available to explore. These locations include the Ski Jump, Bobsled and Luge Complexes, as well as the Olympic Center where events such as the opening ceremony were held. There is also a museum in town that offers information on the sites and the events. Guided tours are available of the various attractions. An RV rental near here will make it easy to explore all the interesting sites found nearby.

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is found in the town of Lake Placid. Different rides snake along various routes in the nearby mountains and forests, offering scenic views of the countryside. They vary in length and the sites seen. These are especially popular during the autumn months when fall colors are at their peak. Reservations are encouraged, especially during the peak, fall season.

The John Brown Farm State Historic Site is also located near Lake Placid. This historic homestead had a lot of involvement with the Underground Railroad. The home and farmstead are available for touring. There is also a short movie that relates the history of the farm and its role in the anti-slavery movement. The history of the local area is featured as well.

Lake Placid is located in a fairly rural area. However, gas stations and grocery stores are still available within 10 miles. It shouldn't be hard to find any supplies you may be needing at one of these locales. Locally-owned restaurants dot the nearby region as well.

If you've been looking for a quiet, mountain location, that offers a wide variety of activities and some pretty unique attractions, consider renting a camper near Lake Placid. Hike a nearby peninsula, take a boat ride on the lake, and explore areas from an Olympic competition. Check out renting an RV in this area and enjoy exploring Upstate New York.

RV Rentals in Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid, NY is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Placid. Outdoorsy's Lake Placid RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Lake Placid are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Hudson Highands State Park, Mount Major State Park, White Mountain National Forest, Monadnock State Forest, and Crawford Notch State Park.

What's around Lake Placid, NY

Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Giant Mountain via Ridge Trail Keene Valley New York
Buck Mountain Trail Pilot Knob New York
Mount Marcy from Adirondak Lodge Newcomb New York
Cascade to Porter Mountain Trail Lake Placid New York
Algonquin Peak and Wright Peak Loop Trail Lake Placid New York
Hadley Mountain Trail Hadley New York
Black Mountain and Lake George Trail Clemons New York
Camel's Hump Trail Waterbury Vermont
Sunset Ridge Trail and Long Trail Loop Underhill Vermont
Sleeping Beauty Mountain and Lake George Trail Fort Ann New York

Nearby Campgrounds

Church Street Marketplace

attraction Burlington, VT
Four blocks encompass this open air mall, making it the center of activity for the city. You'll have 100 restaurants and shops to choose from. Year round there are festivals and buskers. If you?d rather take a walk you can delight in learning about the historic architecture that surrounds the market.

Shelburne Camping

campground Shelburne, VT
Located only 6 miles from Burlington, Shelburne Camping offers a great pristine Vermont destination within the Champlain Valley. You can have water hook ups, sewer, full electrical and cable for your RV. There?s even an onsite restaurant ?Dutch Mill Family Restaurant? in case you get tired of cooking. So you can still enjoy the beauty of nature without roughing it too much. Use your RV rental to visit friends or family staying here during the summer.

Lone Pine Campsites

campground Colchester, VT
Known as Vermont?s Favorite Family Campground located in beautiful Lake Champlain Valley. You'll have 265 roomy and shaded sites to choose from. Amenities include a wide variety of outdoor activities, including swimming in one of their pools, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, and mini golf. Campgrounds have barbecue fire pits, dump station, bike and walk paths, WIFI and more. Nearby Burlington offers additional fun activities, such as dining cruises, fishing, and museum. Your furry friend can accompany you as well. Easy to fit your RV rental in to this park.

Lake Champlain Islands

attraction Burlington, VT
These gems are known for their stunning scenery, heritage, agriculture and flourishing arts scene. There is something to do each season. You can visit Snow Farm Winery, the state?s first vineyard, historic structures such as the Hyde Log Cabin built in 1783, or St. Anne?s Shrine and the Chazy Reef, the world's oldest coral reef.

Burlington Bike Path

attraction Burlington, VT
Enjoy great views of the city and get your heart rate pumping during your time off. With RV parks right down by the water you can ride miles of traffic free roads to the path. Enjoy the ride and the views... yes we mention views again because this path has them in spades.

North Beach Campground

campground Burlington, VT
There are 137 sites within 45 acres of woods and beach on the shores of Lake Champlain. You'll think you are tucked away in a rural setting, but North Beach Campground is in fact an urban campground. There are grills and tables, access to 9 miles of bike path, a sunny beach with lifeguards, Wi-fi and more. Excellent facilities for your RV rental trip.

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