Experiential & Learning Activities

Try Something New

Many don't know there is a long tradition of education in the Adirondacks. Early on, individuals learned all there was about the outdoors from Adirondack guides, who made their living exploring the vast Adirondack wilderness.

Today, you'll find different sorts of guides in the Saranac Lake area who offer components for you to create your own learning vacation. Take an art workshop, a class on canning locally-grown produce, or learn your way around the Adirondack Mountains and rivers with a guide. Learn how to weave a pack basket and engage with activities for the whole family! Experiential vacations yield both memories and a skill — there are opportunities for a learning trip for everyone who visits Saranac Lake.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

An evening with Dan Berggren

What: Friends of BluSeed Studios present a benefit concert with Adirondack folk legend Dan Berggren.

When: Friday Sept. 22, 6 pm- Tapas & Cocktails....

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
To event remaining 4 days

Meet at Trudeau Institute, 154 Algonquin Avenue, for a tour of one of Saranac Lake's first cure cottages and to visit the statue of Dr. Trudeau. Meet at the sign by "Little Red...

Friday, September 29th, 2017
To event remaining 6 days

Tour the studios and galleries of local artists

June 30 and July 1-2 | July 28-29-30 | Aug. 25-26-27 | Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 | Oct. 27-28-29 | Nov. 24...

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
To event remaining 7 days

Tour the studios and galleries of local artists

June 30 and July 1-2 | July 28-29-30 | Aug. 25-26-27 | Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1 | Oct. 27-28-29 | Nov. 24...

Recent Blog Posts...

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Submitted by Guest Blogger: Tyler Merrimam Lakes and Mountains One of the more unique features of the Adirondacks is the proximity between its lakes and mountains. In some cases, the two are...
Monday, September 11th, 2017
I love the the Roaring Twenties. This was an amazing era in American history, when what we think of as modern life really began. The Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum has a new exhibit which features...
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Editor's note: As the cold-water season quickly descends, our blogger highlights a few extra tips that will come in handy when taking to our lakes to enjoy the fall foliage. Happy...
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Editor's note: As the cold-water season quickly descends, our blogger highlights a few favorite fall paddling destinations - perfect for leaf peeping! Happy paddling!  Blog originally...
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...
Adirondack Traditions: Alive! From our friendly family-run businesses, to our love of nature, find out why we're the Adirondacks' coolest place.