The area around Lake Placid is a top destination for lovers of the outdoors, with miles of thrilling rapids, crystal clear ponds, and many spectacular nature trails. At the High Peaks Resort on Mirror Lake, guests enjoy lake-view accommodations just a few minutes away from scenic Whiteface Mountain. Ride the gondola to the 3,676-foot-high summit for a stunning glimpse of the surrounding peaks, or head to the nearby Emerald Springs Ranch for an exciting horseback ride through picturesque woodlands. This fall, visitors can take a few extra days to explore the scenery with a special package honoring New York States 400th Anniversary. A 3-night stay costs just $400 from now through November 25.