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Directions


Automobile Travel

From New York City and New Jersey 
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 20 miles to Route. 9N toward Whiteface Mountain. Continue to Rt. 86. Follow for 5 miles to Stop Sign and make a left we are 1000 yards on the right. From NYC: 5 hrs, Albany: 2 1/2 hrs.



Special Notice Effective June 1, 2009
Important Passport Information
In an effort to enhance security and efficiency at the U.S. Borders, the U.S. government is now enforcing new passport requirements for all travelers entering or re-entering the United States from Canada.  Click here for more information.

From Montreal 
Take Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing, connecting with I-87 south. Take Exit 34 west, following Route 9N, make a left at Route 86 and follow 5 miles to Stop Sign. Make a left, we are about 1000 yards on your right. 
Drive time: 2 hours.

From Ottawa 
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Follow Route 86 and continue to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Drive time: 3 hours.

From Toronto 
Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Continue on 86 to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.Drive time: 5 1/2 hours.

From Boston, Springfield, Hartford 
Take Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Albany. Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes. Connect with Route 7 west to I-87 north. Follow I-87 (Northway) to Exit 30, then use final directions above: "From New York City..." Drive time from Boston: 5 hours.

From Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Points West 
Take I-90 (NY State Thruway) east to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81 north and follow to Watertown. Take Route 3 and follow it east to Saranac Lake, then follow Route 86 east to Lake Placid. Drive times: From Buffalo: 5 1/2 hours; Rochester: 4 1/2 hours; Syracuse: 3 1/2 hours.


Air Service

Adirondack Regional Airport
Airport Identifier: SLK
Located in Lake Clear, 16 miles from Lake Placid, it offers easy access to the entire region. Hertz and Enterprise rental cars are available on site. Service by Cape Air.

Airport Phone: 518-891-4600
Ticket Counter: 518-891-2290

Plattsburgh International Airport
Just one hour south of Montreal, Plattsburgh International Airport is conveniently located off New York's I-87, on beautiful Lake Champlain serving as "Montreal’s U.S. Airport."
There is daily scheduled flight service between Plattsburgh International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport via Cape Air.

Lake Placid Airport
The Lake Placid Municipal Airport is about one mile south of the village on Route 73. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. in July & August. Runway: 4,200 feet. Services: Air Charter flights from most airports, scenic flights, tie down, and repairs. 518-523-2473. www.flyanywhere.com

Ticonderoga Airport
Paved 4,100-foot runway with lights.
For information call 518-585-6619 or 518-585-6265.

Major Airports
The Lake Placid/Lake Champlain Region is within 2 hours driving time of 3 major airports and are serviced by major airline carriers and have car rentals available.
Albany, NY
Burlington, VT
Montreal, Quebec
 


Rail Service

Amtrak 
Amtrak operates between New York City and Montreal - local stop in Westport, N.Y. (40 miles from Lake Placid). Other stops along Lake Champlain include Ticonderoga, Port Henrty and Port Kent.

1-800-888-8478


Bus Service

 Adirondack Trailways
Service between Lake Placid, Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Albany, and New York City and its suburbs.
1-800-858-8555


Automobile Rentals

Avis
Reservations and info, 518-563-4120 or 800-331-1212.
Hertz
Reservations and info, 518-523-3158 or 800-654-3131.

Rent-a-Wreck (Lake Placid-12946)
Reservations and info, 518-523-4838

Priceless Rent-A-Car (Lake Placid)
Reservations and info, 518-523-4838

Rent-a-Wreck (Westport)
518-962-4764 or 888-463-4764


Taxi/Limousine Service

Ground Force 1 - Limousine & Transportation
518-523-4468

Placid XPRSS Free Park & Ride Trolley Service
518-523-2597

Rick's Taxi
518-523-4741


Ferry Services

Lake Champlain Ferries
802-864-9804

Grand Isle, VT - Plattsburgh, NY 
Trips run year-round. 24 hours a day. Crossing time is approximately 20 minutes

Burlington,VT - Port Kent, NY
Trips run from mid-May to mid-October. Crossing time is approximately 1 hour.

Charlotte, VT - Essex, NY 
Trips run year-round. 24 hours a day. Crossing time is approximately 20 minutes

Ticonderoga Ferry
Information: 802-897-7999

Shoreham, VT - Ticonderoga, NY 

Trips run May 1st to the last Sunday in October. Crossing time: approximately 6 minutes.

For ferry schedules, check out Ferries.com

 

 

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