What Makes Saranac Lake So Cool?

Saranac Lake is all about cool — especially when pristine white snow blankets our miles of lakes, mountains, and trails. Opportunities for a fun vacation haven’t cooled off a bit. With a little care and some extra equipment, it’s easy to switch to winter versions of your favorite activities. Enjoy all the outdoor opportunities Saranac Lake has to offer for vacation! 

Cool off in Saranac Lake

  • Chilly outside? This is when our artistic side - the galleries, studios, entertainment & live music venues — becomes even more attractive and packed with talent.
  • We have local ski, snowboard, and tubing facilities for winter family fun.
  • Think about starting on your Winter 6er badge - at one of our scenic mountains nearby.
  • Don't forget your fishing rod - we are an ice fishing destination to dream of!

Events & Travel Planning

We have some of the most amazing winter events anywhere, from our town-wide First Night New Year’s Eve celebration to the ten days of Winter Carnival, the East’s oldest running winter festival. While you're here tour through our heritage and historical sites, iincluding the history of skiing Saranac Lake’s position in the Ice Trade.

Escape the city - Saranac Lake is closer than you think

A scenic close drive from New York City, Boston & Montreal, the community of Saranac Lake welcomes visitors year-round.