The sun shines bright IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Going down?

Looking for a cool experience?

Saranac Lake, the Adirondacks’ Coolest Place, is the hottest place to be in the Adirondacks. Our versatile six-million acre playground boasts outdoor recreation activities — no matter the season! 

Warm up to Saranac Lake 

There's no shortage of snow-covered hills, scenic trails, and blue skies in Saranac Lake. Ice fish on our ponds, cross-country ski on our trails, and breathe in the smell of our evergreen forests.

Our local, beloved Mount Baker is the perfect hike to get the whole family to a great view of the High Peaks, and it's located right in town!  In the winter, we simply add snowshoes and micro-spikes to our hiking prep list! If you're looking for something easier, plan a visit to the interpretive trails at the Paul Smith's College VIC and then visit its natural history museum to experience the Adirondacks inside and out. If you're looking for something more challenging, our local guides can help point you in the right direction.

Plan Ahead for All Season Adventure 

Spring's thaw brings different outdoor fun 

Spring brings everyone out to enjoy biking, birding, fishing, and wildflower hunts.

Summer activities for the whole family 

We have summer fun, from swimming off of the dock to relaxing by the water. Enjoy an ice cream cone from one of our special ice cream stands or climb one of our nearby peaks

Fall is spectacular in Saranac Lake

The hiking and the photography go together in this colorful season, and there's also harvest festivities and great paddling.

Check out all of our Cool Outdoor Activities

All-day hikes, lakeside strolls, skiing of all varieties, fine brews, and fine views all await in Saranac Lake. Equipment rentals are available at several locations, and maps and guidebooks can be found at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. See you soon!