Explore the Wilderness of the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Park is a six-million acre playground designated as "Forever Wild". Saranac Lake is centrally located in the Adirondack Park and offers year round outdoor recreation. You can visit places like the Paul Smith's College VIC and the Wild Center to experience the Adirondacks both inside and out!
Spring's Thaw Brings Outdoor Fun
Spring brings everyone out of the house to enjoy biking, birding, fishing and wildflower hunts.
Summer in the Adirondacks
From the novice to the expert, there is always an adventure waiting to happen. Summer is a great time for a family hike up an easy mountain trail or plan a multiple day back-packing trip into the remote wilderness while becoming a Saranac Lake 6er. Try a bike tour or rock-climbing! Plan a camping trip with your family at the many camping facilities and parks.
For those who enjoy the water, there are numerous waterways for power boating and paddling. Make a day of it and plan a picnic at one of the many local beaches. For those who want excitement - try whitewater rafting!
Fall Foliage in Saranac Lake
With a chill in the air fall brings the most beautiful season of all and with it leaf peeping. This is your opportunity to view some of the most gorgeous colors the mountains have to offer!
Winter Adventure in Saranac Lake
Winter in Saranac Lake is a magical time. We have our own ski mountains - home to our own Olympic competitors! For downhill skiing we have Mount Pisgah, and cross-country skiing is available at Dewey Mountain. Of course there is ice fishing and snowmobling, too.
Tri-athlete or spectator, birdwatcher or photographer, camper or day-tripper - the opportunities are limitless! Equipment rentals are available at several locations. Maps and guidebooks can be found at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.