Hiking in Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake Welcomes 46ers, 6ers and anyone looking to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. The Adirondack Mountains offer challenging summits like Mt. Marcy, the highest point in the state at 5,344 ft, to Baker Mt., right in the Village of Saranac Lake, that is an easy hike for families and those new to the sport. There are so many hiking trails in the Adirondacks that a different one could be explored every day for a year!
6ers and 46ers
You may be aware of the area’s 46 High Peaks and those who conquer them all earn the right to call themselves a 46er. The Saranac Lake Region also hosts a more modest set of mountains for visitors to climb - called the Saranac Lake 6ers. These 6 mountains range from 2-10 miles in length and for a challenge you can hike them all in a day (24 hour period) to earn the title “Ultra 6er”.
Hiking & Education at the Paul Smith's College VIC
The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. It is a great way to get introduced to hiking as it features miles of family-friendly interpretive trails through old growth forest, marshland and bogs.
Stay at a Saranac Lake motel, and take your time enjoying the many hikes in Saranac Lake. After a day out on the trail enjoy a hardy meal at one of Saranac Lake’s delicious area restaurants, stroll the shops downtown, or stop in a hiking store to pick out your next fun hike! There are many advantages to staying in Saranac Lake - book a reservation today!