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Lake Placid Village Beach with Canoe and Kayak Access

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 73 and State Rt. 86, near Lake Placid in Essex County

The Lake Placid Village Beach, located on Mirror Lake, features a sandy beach, pier, changing facility, playground, tennis courts and a canoe or kayak access site.

Mirror Lake covers 128 acres, averages 14 feet deep, and has a maximum depth of 60 feet. The shoreline is totally developed with marvelous homes, hotels, and the backyards and balconies of Main Street’s shops. Dining establishments offer beautiful views in any season. The perimeter of Mirror Lake is completely paved for walking, and measures 2.7 miles. It is the scene of the 2.4 mile swim that begins the Ironman Triathlon, held each year. The town beach, with a pier and changing facility, is on the southern shore. A perfect place for swimming and paddling since motorboats are forbidden. It is known for the plentiful rainbow trout, lake trout and smallmouth bass.

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Lake Placid

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 73 and State Rt. 86
Months Occurring:june, july, august and september
Best Season:summer
Best Time:

A cool dip in Mirror Lake on a hot summer

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Latitude:44.2840804756
Longitude:-73.9804758117
URL:Lake Placid Village Beach with Canoe and Kayak Access website

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