For anyone interested in living here, you'll find that Saranac Lake offers a lot.

Outdoor Life Magazine: Best Towns 2010 

Outside: Best Cabin Getaway 2012, Saranac Lake

National Geographic Adventure Magazine: Best Adventure Towns 

National Geographic Adventure Magazine: Best Places to Live: Where to Live and Play Now!

National Trust for Historic Preservation: 2006 Dozen Distictive Destinations

All-America City: 1998 Winner   

Politically speaking Saranac Lake is unique! What other community can claim to have as many political boundaries? Although comprised of two counties, three towns, and one village, we're One Community.

Village of Saranac Lake 

Harrietstown Hall

The Village of Saranac Lake is unique in that it straddles Franklin and Essex Counties and overlaps three townships: Harrietstown, North Elba, and St. Armand. The Village of Saranac Lake is the largest village in the Adirondacks. It operates with a Mayor and Board of Trustees form of government. For more information about the Village government, go to

Town of Harrietstown

For information about the Town of Harrietstown visit the website at:

Town of North Elba

For information about the Town of North Elba visit

Franklin County

For information about Franklin County visit the website at:

Essex County

For information about Essex County visit the website at: 

If you're interested in starting a business or relocating a business in Saranac Lake, our chamber will assist with economic development projects when able. 

Whether starting school or continuing your education, a variety of schools and colleges are available to you and your family.

Setting up house? Buying a house? You'll find all the information you'll need on our services businesses and real estate pages.

If you're looking for information about upcoming board meetings, town hall meetings, etc check our community calendar or feel free to contact us.