Lake Placid

Historic Lake Placid has captivated lake life lovers for generations

Our Favorite Lake Placid Properties

Buying your very own waterfront home on Lake Placid comes with a perpetual ticket to deep waters, wide-open vistas, incomparable tranquility, and your own personal paradise.

Placid is as storied as it is impressive with its sprawling Great Camps, tucked-away cabins in the woods dotting its scenic shoreline, and some of the best waterfront real estate in the Adirondacks. It is a popular lake for watersports and family gatherings and yet, at 4 miles long, it also provides quiet bays to escape to, a variety of bird species to listen to, and bountiful untouched nature to explore.

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Nearby Activities & Attractions

  • Stroll through the village of Lake Placid set parallel to Mirror Lake. There are ample dining, drinking, shopping, and entertainment choices.
  • In the winter months, drive 20 minutes toward Wilmington to hit the slopes at Whiteface Mountain. In the summer months, hike the 9.3-mile Whiteface Mountain Summit Trail to knock 2 High Peaks off your list (Whiteface and Esther), or drive the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway to just below the summit and stroll or take an elevator to the top.
  • Visit the Adirondack Loj and Heart Lake Program Center for endless hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Check out art and entertainment at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, or pay a visit to the nearby village of Saranac Lake for alternative dining and entertainment options.

Although the lake is landlocked, it is easy to access. Several Lake Placid lakefront homes are accessible by car, which means they can be lived in year-round. If you’re interested in exploring waterfront homes that are water-access only, you can rent a boat from several locations including Placid Boat Rentals and Captain Marney’s Boat Rental to really get a feel for the charm of the lake and the otherworldly feel of a boat-access property. Boat-access only properties are the domains of summer and fall, often opened by owners or caretakers at the beginning of the spring, and closed at the end of the fall.

If you’re looking to buy Lake Placid lakefront real estate, there are some specific Lake Placid boating regulations to know before you set out to tour our waterfront real estate properties. First, make sure the exterior of your boat is clean. Invasive species are carried in from other bodies of water and are detrimental to the lake’s ecosystem. There is a boat washing station on Lake Placid at the DEC Boat Launch. Simply ask the attendant on duty for assistance.

Waking with the sun, enjoying coffee on the deck or dock, touring around the lake and joining the Lake Placid community – these are lifelong, priceless connections found nowhere else. It is why Lake Placid waterfront real estate is so coveted and sought after.

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A lakefront Adirondack home in the early spring; snow is still on the ground, but the sky is sunny