Does anyone know how/where you can rent a car in Lake Placid? When I plug it in to a travel site like expedia, it says nothing is there.
Maybe you chose the wrong travel site. I can't imagine a big resort town like that not having rental cars available.
If I search at a search engine for
+"Lake Placid" "Car Rental"
then I see a bunch with 518 area codes, which are indeed in upstate NY.
Hey - there is even a "Rent-A-Wreck of Lake Placid". What style do you want to arrive in?
Perhaps it would also make sense to check rental agencies near the airport, bus station or train station you are arriving at, though that isn't always the cheapest option.
If you are going to Nationals, I hope you do well!