Situated in the center of the Village of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake experiences a lot of recreational use. Motor boats and snowmobiles are not allowed on the lake. During the summer it is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. In the winter, you can take a dogsled ride on the lake or ice skate on a maintained track around the perimeter of the lake. The swim portion of the Lake Placid IRONMAN competition takes place in the lake and swim lanes are setup through the summer for swimmers to practice.