Saranac Lake has more than scenery
That's right! Our natural scenery is a year-round attraction, but there's more to this mountain village than its mountains!
One can enjoy history with a self-guided tour of the unique "cure cottage" architecture, or join Historic Saranac Lake for a walking tour that includes a stop in the Saranac Laboratory Museum. The Saranac Lake Free Library houses the Dickert Wildlife Collection, and wooden versions of some of the same animals can be ridden at the Adirondack Carousel in William Morris Park.
We host museums like the world class Wild Center nature museum, which is about 20 miles from Saranac Lake in nearby Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Museum , which is an hour away in Blue Mountain Lake. Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad or drive 6 miles to Lake Placid and visit the Olympic facilities like the ski jumps, Olympic oval, and bobsled track.
Natural wonders like High Falls Gorge and Ausable Chasm are great to explore. Consider a drive up to the summit of Whiteface, the Olympic Mountain, for fantastic views. Or get lost in the Great Adirondack Corn Maze, then shop in a local farmers market and enjoy the local harvest.
Take a walking tour of Saranac Lake's historic park system. Designed by the renowned Olmsted brothers — the same firm that designed New York City's Central Park — Saranac Lake's park system is owned by the Village Improvement Society, a not-for-profit volunteer group that has cared for the parks since 1910.
It's easy to find something fun to do in Saranac Lake!