The sun shines bright in the Adirondacks
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 scenic trails and blue skies in Saranac Lake. Paddle our ponds, hike our trails, and breathe in the smell of our evergreen forests.
Our local, beloved Mount Baker is the perfect hike to get your boots dirty for the first time. It's a mere 0.9-mile hike to an outstanding view of the High Peaks, and it's located right in town! 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. For something more challenging, our local guides can point you in the right direction.
Plan Ahead for All-Season Adventure
Spring's thaw brings outdoor fun
Summer activities for the whole family
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 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!