there's so much to do in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake is known for its beautiful natural scenery, which 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!

Paul Smith's College VIC

The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. The network of walking...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Paul Smith's College VIC

The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. The network of walking...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York
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Beth Joseph Synagogue

  Beth Joseph is the oldest Synagogue in the Adirondack Park and is listed on the New York State and National Historic Registry....
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Saranac Lake Skateboard Park

The best skate park in the North Country! Completed in the summer of 2015, this amazing park is built to the highest standards, winning a...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Adirondack Discovery Experience at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat

Discover the Adirondacks at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat. Begin your adventure with a 30-minute discovery demonstration!...
Location: Lake Clear, New York
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The Wild Center

Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack...
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Adirondack Carousel, Inc.

WINTER HOURS START NOVEMBER 1ST: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.  Special hours for holidays and events, check our...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Adirondack Discovery Experience at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat

Discover the Adirondacks at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat. Begin your adventure with a 30-minute discovery demonstration!...
Location: Lake Clear, New York
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Saranac Lake Skateboard Park

The best skate park in the North Country! Completed in the summer of 2015, this amazing park is built to the highest standards, winning a...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
Details

Adirondack Discovery Experience at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat

Discover the Adirondacks at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat. Begin your adventure with a 30-minute discovery demonstration!...
Location: Lake Clear, New York
Details

Farmhouse Go-Carts

Location: Gabriels, New York
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Adirondack Carousel, Inc.

WINTER HOURS START NOVEMBER 1ST: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.  Special hours for holidays and events, check our...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
Details

Saranac Lake Skateboard Park

The best skate park in the North Country! Completed in the summer of 2015, this amazing park is built to the highest standards, winning a...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
Details

Farmhouse Go-Carts

Location: Gabriels, New York
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Farmhouse Go-Carts

Location: Gabriels, New York
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The Wild Center

Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People’s Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack...
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
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Tucker Farms Inc./The Great ADK Corn Maze

Tucker Farms, about 15 minutes from Saranac Lake, in Gabriels, is both a working family farm and site of The Great Adirondack Corn Maze -...
Location: Gabriels, New York
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Tucker Farms Inc./The Great ADK Corn Maze

Tucker Farms, about 15 minutes from Saranac Lake, in Gabriels, is both a working family farm and site of The Great Adirondack Corn Maze -...
Location: Gabriels, New York
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Ausable Chasm

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the Chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500...
Location: Au Sable Chasm, New York
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Ausable Chasm

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500...
Location: Au Sable Chasm, New York
Details

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Our Northern Adirondack adventure is a 20-mile round trip from Lake Placid Station to Saranac Lake Union Depot. You can depart from either...
Location: Lake Placid, New York
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Rail Explorers: Adirondack Division

RAIL EXPLORERS: ADIRONDACK DIVISION Rail Explorers invites you to experience the Forever Wild Adirondack Park in a new and exciting way....
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
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Town of Waverly Museum

Open from 1 - 3 pm starting on the 4th of July and each Saturday until Labor Day. Exhibits include artifacts and photos from the town's...
Location: St. Regis Falls, New York
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Rail Explorers: Adirondack Division

RAIL EXPLORERS: ADIRONDACK DIVISION Rail Explorers invites you to experience the Forever Wild Adirondack Park in a new and exciting way....
Location: Saranac Lake, New York
Details

Beth Joseph Synagogue

  Beth Joseph is the oldest Synagogue in the Adirondack Park and is listed on the New York State and National Historic Registry....
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
Details

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Our Northern Adirondack adventure is a 20-mile round trip from Lake Placid Station to Saranac Lake Union Depot. You can depart from either...
Location: Lake Placid, New York
Details

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Our Northern Adirondack adventure is a 20-mile round trip from Lake Placid Station to Saranac Lake Union Depot. You can depart from either...
Location: Lake Placid, New York
Details

Ausable Chasm

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500...
Location: Au Sable Chasm, New York
Details

Beth Joseph Synagogue

  Beth Joseph is the oldest Synagogue in the Adirondack Park and is listed on the New York State and National Historic Registry....
Location: Tupper Lake, New York
Details

Town of Waverly Museum

Open from 1 - 3 pm starting on the 4th of July and each Saturday until Labor Day. Exhibits include artifacts and photos from the town's...
Location: St. Regis Falls, New York
Details