Let the snowy fun begin!

Saranac Lake, New York takes all of its seasons seriously, but glorious winter is what it's all about. The mountains, lakes, and rivers take on a different scene as hikers don their snowshoes, ice fishermen and women ready their tip ups, and skiers of all varieties head for the trails. 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 winter 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 snowshoe hike right from downtown up a mountain or along the Saranac River, or head over to Lake Colby for a great day of ice fishing. We have fun, winter-only activities and events, making it possible to combine outdoor recreation with arts and culture in one awesome day! Don’t worry, there is plenty of authentically Adirondack food to go around. 

The highlight of our winter is, of course, Winter Carnival. Each carnival has a theme, a unique Ice Palace, and 10-days worth of activities. Trust us, you don't want to miss a second of the action, especially because the theme this year is "Totally 80s." Celebrate with us in 80s style!

A different kind of downtown

On full display are creative eateries, galleries, and shops. Whether you are looking for cultural and arts events 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. Bold and fun originality shine through in the many art galleries and studios. This is a downtown rich in history and infused with nature in a way that only Saranac Lake can pull off.

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.

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Sleep well, Adirondack-style
Whether you’re looking for a historic hotel, a backcountry campsite, or something in between, Saranac Lake has a place for you to rest your head after a day exploring the woods, waters, and downtown culture we have to offer.
Where is Saranac Lake?
Saranac Lake is in northern New York’s Adirondack Mountains, one of the largest protected areas in the country!

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