This holiday season, bring the gift of Lake Placid home with you. Here are five authentic and adored shops worth a stop when perusing Main Street during your next visit to Lake Placid Lodge.
Main Street in Lake Placid makes it easy to see why this quaint alpine village was chosen as the host for both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic games. Besides the undeniable charm, the easily walkable downtown on the western banks of Mirror Lake is populated by about a mile of name-brand outlets and uniquely Lake Placid shops perfect for a day of shopping and browsing. If you work up an appetite, fret not, plenty of casual and fine dining options abound.
Adirondack Decorative Arts & Crafts
2512 Main Street
Celebrating the natural surroundings and outdoor culture of Lake Placid, this one-of-kind rustic gift shop sells lamps made from canteens, hand-carved animal statues, decorative antlers, and the like. The first two floors feature crafts and decorative accessories of all types, especially from Adirondack Decorative Arts & Crafts, which claims over 9,000 square feet. The third floor is reserved for unique camp and home furnishings, from handcrafted beds and hand-carved bookcases.
Saratoga Olive Oil Co.
2439 Main Street
The Saratoga Olive Oil Company has been listed as one the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection, and the retail destinations have been included in the top 10 most elegant shopping experiences in the world. Browse their fine selection of oils & vinegars sourced both nationally and across the globe. Or, brighten up your favorite foods with their selection of fine sea salts, chocolates, and spices.
2423 Main Street
Hand-poured soy lotion candles, tea-tree purifying masks, and natural deodorants are among the all-natural home, health, and beauty products at Simpli Nature. From vegan pet treats to Himalayan salt rocks, there’s a unique gift idea for everyone on your shopping list. Bring home something to pamper yourself, or give the gift of all-natural beauty and relaxation to your loved ones back home.
Frazier’s House of Jerky
2418 Main Street
Sample a HUGE selection of delicious and nutritious jerky’s made from beef, turkey, venison, boar, salmon and trout. If you’re game, try jerkys made from rabbit, snapping turtle, camel, alligator and kangaroo. This premium quality, natural style, handmade dried meats are high in protein and low in calories and fat, great for novelty gifts or for everyday snacking. Not a meat-eater? Not a problem! They also carry a wide variety of soy-based vegan jerkys in several flavors, as well as locally harvested maple syrup and Amish jams and jellies.
USA Hockey Store
2458 Main Street #5
Show your team spirit or celebrate the triumphant 1980 men’s hockey gold medal victory over Finland when you visit the USA Hockey Store, which offers one of the most robust retail selections of international men’s jerseys and team USA memorabilia in the country. A can’t-miss for both hockey and sports fans, the USA Hockey Store also features authenticated, signed memorabilia from greats across the globe, and is a true celebration of Lake Placid’s unique place in the history of ice hockey.
Lake Placid Christmas Company
2435 Main Street
It’s the holiday season all year long at Lake Placid Christmas Company, which sells over 3,000 holiday ornaments, many of which are handmade on-site, and is home to a kitchen that makes fresh homemade fudge daily in a variety of flavors. Personalized gifts, unique holiday decorations, and other novelties make this shop a can’t miss. Annual visitors make it a tradition to pick up a new ornament each year.
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