Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Lake Placid’s Come Play in the Snow Campaign. Although this is a compensated post, all opinion are my own.
A winter getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. When I travel with my family we plan 2-3 fun-filled activities the look for affordable family fun activities that can stretch my travel dollar. Lake Placid offers various free events that your family can enjoy daily. Take your family on a picnic and enjoy the concerts at Mirror Lake Park or enjoy a hike up Cobble Hill.
You can also enjoy the sun and rock out at the Blues & Heritage Festival this June. The 2nd Annual Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival 3 day event offers music lovers the opportunity to enjoy over 21 bands in Lake Placid. Full, 3-Day Festival Pass is $35 which is a fantastic value for any traveler. Full, Single-Day Passes are $28, and individual event passes are $10.
One Lake Placid must-see event is the Nordic Festival. The innaugural Lake Placid Nordic Festival will be held February 27-March 1, 2015. That’s three days of Nordic fun for beginnings or seasons racers. The event is a family filled event that is suitable for the entire family.
The event offers instructional clinic, carnival races and event dinners. Don’t forget you will need to register early. On-line registration for the Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet is available and will cost is $125.
While you are in the area, be sure to visit the new ice track for 2014. Added in 2014, the plowed track can be found around the entire perimeter of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. When conditions are favorable, the area is made for public use. Don’t forget you can rent snow shoes, sleds and other equipment at a local sporting good stores for all day use which can save your family money as well.
Also, be sure to utilize your hotel or resort amenities as well. Many Lake Placid hotels offer their own daily events and activities that your family can enjoy during their winter getaway.
How do you save when you travel with your family?