Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway (Exit 24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit 30. Pick up Rt. 9 north and follow it for two miles to Rt. 73. Continue on 73 for 28 miles to Lake Placid area. Drive time from NYC: 5 hrs, Albany: 2 1/2 hrs.
The villages of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. In addition to being surrounded by countless beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers, both offer a historical, cultural and artistic experience. Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics also offers a rich Olympic history and experience. Saranac Lake and Lake Placid are a ten minute drive from each other on Route 86.