Lake Placid was fun but a bit busy. Saranac Lak,e a bit further along, was a slightly more mellow scene. Stayed at Gaunthier's Saranac Lake Inn..they have free kayaks to use and explore the shoreline. Very relaxing after a long day on the bike.
Near Blue Mtn. Lake is the Adirondack Museum. Plan to spend a couple of hours here if you like that sort of thing. A modern and large museum with good exhibits. I brought a picnic and ate under a shady tree overlooking the valley below. Very nice.
Other than that small-town-USA is about all you will get. It's a very seasonal region so most traffic is there during the summer. I managed to ride my route before the high season but I imagine during the summer the RV crowd will be prevalent.