Lake Placid, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lake Placid, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Lake Placid, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lake Placid, New York, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Lake Placid, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lake Placid, New York, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lake Placid, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Lake Placid, New York, United States of America by month

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January

January in this region is beyond freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

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February

February in Lake Placid can be dangerously cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

If you are traveling to Lake Placid in March, you will notice that it can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Lake Placid can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect extremely heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Lake Placid, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

If you visit Lake Placid during May, you will probably notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

June in Lake Placid is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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July

In July, Lake Placid is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Placid, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

Traveling to Lake Placid in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

In September, Lake Placid is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Placid, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, Lake Placid can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a few inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Lake Placid, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you are traveling to Lake Placid in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Lake Placid in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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