Saranac Lake, New York takes all of its seasons seriously, but the warm sunshine of summer is sublime. The mountains, lakes, and rivers take on a different scene as hikers lace up their boots to take the mountains, fishermen and women ready their reels, and paddlers set out on the water. So whether you're coming for a day or a week, looking to get adventurous or simply relax, enjoy all the spectacle and sights that mean a spectacular summer in the Adirondack Mountains.
Make every day decidedly adventurous
Don’t even think about staying inside when you’re in Saranac Lake. There’s fun, adventure, and scenic beauty to be found in every direction!
Take a hike right from downtown up a mountain or along the Saranac River, or head over to Lake Colby for a great day of fishing and swimming. We have fun, summer-only activities and events, like Concerts on the Green and the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, making it possible to combine outdoor recreation with arts and culture in one awesome day! Don’t worry, there is plenty of ice cream to go around.
A different kind of downtown
On full display are creative eateries, galleries, and shops. Whether you are looking for cultural and arts events, a fragrant forest to explore, or a world-class menu to peruse, you’ll find downtown Saranac Lake is alive with all kinds of activity. We keep the excitement going year-round with a steady rotation of live music, unique art, and decadent dining.
Breathe deep, relax, and enjoy life Saranac Lake style! Find out more with our Visitor's Guide to Saranac Lake to get the inside scoop.
Love Your ADK
By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.