Woods and Water
The Great Connector

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.

Gabriels

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.

Onchiota

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

Bloomingdale

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

Vermontville

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.

 

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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