There’s a lake, but no giant, 30-foot-long crocodile 😊

Lake Placid is a village near the lake of the same name, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. You’ve probably watched the movie Lake Placid, and in that movie you’ve seen the 30-foot crocodile terrorizing the people of Lake Placid. We guarantee you that no resident of Lake Placid has ever seen that creature. :)

It's known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. In the center of town, Mirror Lake has a trail around the shoreline. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum exhibits artifacts including team uniforms and medals.

Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid also hosted the 2000 Goodwill Games, the 1972 Winter Universiade and will host the 2023 Winter Universiade.


In the U.S., the village is especially remembered as the site of the 1980 USA–USSR hockey game. Dubbed as the "Miracle on Ice", a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily favored Soviet national ice hockey team, 4–3, and two days later won the gold medal. Another highpoint during the Games was American speed-skater Eric Heiden's performance, who won five gold medals.

For more information on the town of Lake Placid please visit the link here.