Drive or ride up the historic Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway to reach the top of NY’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867 feet! Stop at 4610′ Grill food truck to savor the gourmet rustic cuisine our talented chefs have prepared for you. Don’t forget to visit the Castle Gift Shop for souvenirs and gifts that will provide lasting memories of your Adirondack vacation. To reach Whiteface mountain summit, you’ll hike the fifth-of-a-mile-long Alpine Nature Trail to enjoy truly spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Adirondacks, New England, and Canada. A visit to the Adirondacks is not complete without a trip to the top!

  • Please note: The Alpine Nature Trail climb can be steep and slippery, so proper footwear is essential - you can check the daily weather report here.

  • The Nature Trail to the Summit is not wheelchair accessible; but the elevator carved deep into the mountain is fully accessible so don't miss those amazing views!

  • This activity and many others are included with your purchase of an Olympic Sites Summer Passport!

  • Stay tuned at Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway for more information on the schedule and times of operation. 

Save with the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport

Admission to the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway is included with the Lake Placid Legacy Sites Passport. Experience activities at four different venues: Whiteface, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Olympic Jumping Complex, and the Olympic Center, for one discounted price. Plus, enjoy a 10% discount on purchases at all retail and food & beverage locations. Each Passport also includes a Legacy Sites branded lanyard and a limited edition sticker set to collect at each venue. If you plan to do 3 or more activities at the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, this package is for you!

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