swimming and water sports

Whiteface Club and Resort

Swimming- the sandy beach at the marina is a roped off protected area with a floating dock to swim to. Seating is available, but you might want to bring your own seats as it can get busy. There is also a snack bar, the Moose Lodge restaurant, and convenient bathrooms, there are no life guards.

Kayaks and SUP- there are four kayaks and one SUP available for your use at the marina.

Boat rentals- the club also has additional canoes, kayaks., SUPs and sailboats to rent.

Docking- for those bringing their own power boats or non-power boats docking is available through the Club at an additional fee.

Lake Placid and Mirror Lake

Swimming- there is a free public beach located at the east end of Mirror Lake . It is a guarded sandy beach with bathrooms.

Kayak, Waterbike. paddle boats and Paddle Board Rentals on Mirror Lake- Mirror Lake does not allow power boats, if you have your own boat you can launch it at the beach next to the public beach. If you do not you can rent them at Mirror Lake Boat Rentals, located across from the High Peaks Resort.

             Mirror Lake Boat Rentals     518-524-7890    www.mlboatrental.com

Power Boats and Pontoon Boats- you can rent power boats for fishing or water skiing at the public marina on the east side of Lake Placid.  

              Lake Placid Boat Rentals      518-523-3219     www.placidboatrentals.com


Whiteface Club and Resort                   518-523-2551  Rated #11 of all courses in New York, discounts available ask Lenny.

Lake Placid Club Links                            518-523-4460

                Mountain Course

                Par Three (9 hole)

Craig Wood  Golf Course                        518-523-9811                  

Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club   518-891-1402

Saranac Lake Golf Club (9 hole)          518-891-2675


Electric Car and Segway rentals

            Greg's Cruiser Rentals        518-524-7890     across from High Peaks Resort, 1 Main Street

Olympic Venues summer and winter, bob sledding, ski-jumping, skiing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, biathlon, gondola rides, ice skating (indoors and outdoors)

Tobaggan rides on mirror lake    

Summer music free concerts evenings at the  Band Shell on main street in Lake Placid,  check  www.lakeplacid.com/do/arts/music
Bowling at Bowlwinkles on Main Street in Lake Placid also Laser Tag, 518-523-7868

Plays-  Pendragaon community theater in Saranac Lake, www.pendragontheatre.org. , 518-891-1854

Entertainment- Lake Placid Cultural Center RT 86 in Lake Placid has plays , movies etc., www.lakeplacidarts.org , 518-523-2512

Movie Theater- Palace Theater on Main St. in Lake Placid, 518-523-9271, showtimes 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 9:30pm

Sports Bars/Night Clubs most have pool tables and occasional live music : Delta Blue, Zig Zags, Roomers (DJ), Wiseguys

Miniature Golf - at the top of Whiteface Inn Lane there are two courses one with other kid friendly activities.

Gym- Fitness Revolution on Saranac Ave. (rt 86) just east of Whiteface Inn Lane. 518-523-4127

Walk around Mirror Lake and through town, 2.7 mile  paver side walk, see athletes, shop and beautiful views.


If you enjoy hiking you are in the right place. The high peak area provides many opportunities from easy to quite challenging  At the house you will find several guide books that will help you decide where to go. There are even some hikes that start right from the resort. Below I have listed a few.

Jackrabbit trail to McKenzie mountain and the Placid Lean-to  you can see the start on the map.

This is about 30 minute hike up to the lean-to and is moderately up hill at the start. If you want to make a longer hike there are trails you can continue to three different areas, all well marked. One is to the Shore Owners Association trail that peaks McKenzie mountain and then descends to Lake Placid going along the shore with stream crossings and a mill site and back to the Whiteface club and Resort. A second route takes you to route 86 and a third route to McKenzie pond road.  The route to McKenzie Pond Road is a popular winter cross country ski.

Jackrabbit trail to town. This is and easy and scenic hike that ends at the Dack Shack on route 86. It starts on camp way and goes past the dam at the end of Lake Placid and an off shoot is the peninsula trail nature walk. From the Dack Shack you can continue to town. This is also a good cross country ski in winter.

Above is the map of the Whiteface Club and Resort grounds.

I have made some notes about:

1. A short cut walk through to the golf course

2. A short cut walk to the marina and beach , along the Sandbrook stream, with a small waterfall on the way.

3. The Jackrabbit trail to the Placid lean-to on McKenzie mountain.

4. The main office is under the lower level of the ADK Café" and Cafe' on the Green and is where you pick up your membership  cards.

5. I have also noted where I suggest you park  any vehicles that do not fit at the house.