What to Do in Saranac Lake
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It's always cool is Saranac Lake

If you're looking for the coolest events and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, you've come to the right place. In Saranac Lake, we take cool to another level. 

There's something going on every week in Saranac Lake, so check out our events calendar, or simply take a stroll though our scenic downtown. You'll find artists at work, musicians at play, and plenty of options for food and shopping

Of course, if you're looking for unique Adirondack events, Saranac Lake boasts an annual Winter Carnival like no other! And, in 2017 we're hosting the World Snowshoe Federation Championships!

Arts all year long

Every year, Saranac Lake hosts free arts and music events, like the Artist at Work Studio Tour, Party on the Patio, Downtown Summer Concert Series, and HoboFest. There's even a new, month-long paddling event in June called the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Paddlers Freshet Fest — check it out. And don't forget to stop by the farmers market and meet some of our local farmers and artisans. It's held every Saturday in Riverside Park.

Go natural

It's always a cool time to take a hike or snowshoe! Start right in town with the easy, 0.9-mile hike to the summit of Mount Baker and enjoy sweeping views of the Adirondack High Peaks. If you want more, take on the rest of the Saranac Lake 6ers. There are six mountains, including Baker, in the Saranac Lake region that need to be climbed to earn the 6er patch. Take the challenge!

Getting out in nature in the Saranac Lake Region doesn't always mean gaining elevation. Take the short drive to the Paul Smith's College VIC and go on a naturalist tour or explore the many forests and wetlands on the property. With 25 miles of trails, there's a lot of ground to cover!

If wheels are you thing, you can bike around the village or head to Mount Pisgah to get down and dirty on some of the coolest fat tire and mountain bike trails around.

Sunset time

Dine out at one of our many restaurants, or sample the good stuff at our local brewery. Wake up to an Adirondack breakfast with real maple syrup for those flapjacks, and end the day by discovering our nightlife, which often has live music.

Saranac Lake is in the center of the action, and it's less than an hour drive from many delightful attractions. Explore lodging in the Adirondacks today and plan your getaway. See you this season!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Don't miss this great opportunity to try before you buy from the best names in canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and paddles. Our trained staff will help you choose the boat or board that's right for...

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The 10.5 mile flatwater races start at 11am at Ampersand Bay Resort on Lower Saranac Lake. Paddlers go southwest to Bluff Island, where they turn south into the Saranac River. Competitors then...

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Beginning in March, semi-monthly Game Nights will be held at Saranac Village at Will Rogers (March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22 and May 13 & 27). This redesigned Game Night was organized with...

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Don't miss this great opportunity to try before you buy from the best names in canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and paddles. Our trained staff will help you choose the boat or board that's right for...

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