Woods and Water
The Greater Saranac Lake Region

Gateway to relaxation and rejuvenation

The Saranac Lake Region is one of the oldest travel hubs in northern New York's Adirondacks. With historic routes and waterways making connections throughout our wilderness landscape, travelers have explored our region for centuries. Today visitors' experiences range from peaceful enjoyment of nature to rugged backwoods exploration. We invite you to set your own course or tap into the expertise of local hosts, instructors, artisans, and guides.

Explore this Great Region

Lake Clear

9 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Pristine trails, rugged backcountry, and miles  of connected waterways are complemented by attractions and amenities. Fly into the Adirondack Regional Airport, dine on authentic regional cuisine, and try the incredible fishing in Lake Clear. Access a unique snowmobile trail network that can take you from Old Forge to Lake Placid. Cycle on two designated scenic byways — the Adirondack and Olympic trails.

Upper St. Regis

12 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Explore the St. Regis Canoe Area, an 18,000-acre parcel with 52 bodies of water.  The largest wilderness canoe area in the northeast! 

Saranac Inn

13 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Challenge yourself at the Saranac Inn Golf Club, one of the Adirondack’s most picturesque and historic courses.


8 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
This tiny hamlet is a beacon for many looking for an authentic Adirondack experience, thanks in part to, the classic Donnelly's Ice Cream, the Great Adirondack Corn Maze, and Moody Tree Farm

Rainbow Lake

11 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
In search of calm and relaxing? This is the place! Uninterrupted water, sweeping views, and miles of boating are yours to enjoy.

Paul Smiths

12 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Join a guided trek or learn a new skill at Paul Smith's College VIC. The VIC is also host to the Adirondack Birding Festival and the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival. Hike St. Regis Mountain and climb a newly restored historic fire-tower and soak in 360-degree panoramic views. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine at the world-renowned culinary school, Paul Smith's College. The origin of wilderness resorts in the ADKs, stay at a Great Camp for a heritage rich experience.


14 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Learn about the Iroquois Confederacy at the uniquely Adirondack Six Nations Indian Museum.


7 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Travel the Bloomingdale Bog Trail - on foot or on bike!


10 miles from downtown Saranac Lake
Part of the Debar Mountain Wild Forest, Kate Mountain Park is a 28-acre town owned park located on Route 3.

Forest Retreat

Find true comfort at many local bed & breakfasts, the great camp that hosted the Summer White House, the Adirondack’s longest continuously-operating lodge, or a high-end Relais & Chateaux resort. The Upper Saranac-St. Regis area is also a haven for glamping and camping, with numerous cabin rentals and New York’s largest state campground located right here.

Imagine a place where your morning coffee is accompanied by stunning scenery, fresh balsam air, and the sound of calling loons. Just a few miles from the downtown village scene you’ll find a peaceful destination that’s defined by our passions: nature, recreation, heritage, learning, creativity, and cuisine.

Pristine trails, rugged backcountry, and miles of connected waterways are complemented by attractions and amenities for all ages. Visitors have flocked to the region since the early days of stagecoach travel – it’s no wonder we’re known as the birthplace of Adirondack wilderness hospitality.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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These weekends are full of maple related events. Join us for a tour of our wood fired, student run sugar shack, take a naturalist snowshoe tour, collect buckets and learn about the process.
Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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Faithful volunteer and masterful chef Keith Oborne will be cooking up waffles and sausages from 10 a.m. – Noon Sundays through the Cross-Country Ski Season. Waffles will be served with fresh...

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Blue Skies and a Day of Birding With a beautiful blue winter sky above us, my brother, nephew, and I set out the other day to enjoy some boreal birding in the Bloomingdale Bog Complex north...
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
If your kids are anything like mine they love breaking records. And second best to holding the record, is knowing the record - biggest number (Googolplex), smallest state (Rhode Island), fastest...
Fly to Saranac Lake via Cape Air The Adirondack Regional Airport, your "Gateway to the Adirondacks," provides quick and convenient access to and from Logan International in Boston, MA. Daily flights are provided...
Woods and Water Defined by nature, recreation, heritage, learning, creativity, and cuisine, we invite you to explore our historic routes and waterway connections.
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