Saranac Lake
Come for the outdoors, stay for the vibe!

We celebrate winter

Saranac Lake takes a decidedly different approach to embracing the colder months. There’s still a festive, warm-weather spirit in the air, whether it’s found dancing to live music or  getting out on the trails for a family-friendly snowshoe or cross-country ski. This winter is packed with events and activities, including the historic Winter Carnival festival - a weeklong celebration of winter that has to be seen to be believed!

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! 

Winter is the perfect time to tackle one or more of the Saranac Lake 6ers, a collection of six beautiful peaks near the village. You'll love the crisp air, and earn a patch for completing the challenge. Be sure to ring the bell in Berkely Square when you finish!

For snowmobilers, there's simply no way to check out all the possible trips and trails that Saranac Lake has to offer. You can venutre into remote areas or follow a groomed trail to great food, but no matter your riding style, Saranac Lake has something to scratch that itch!

You can also try your luck with ice fishing — hire a guide, sign up for one of the Adirondacks' largest ice fishing tournaments on Lake Colby, or head deep into the Saint Regis Canoe Area for a more remote angling experience. But ice fishing isn't the only icy adventure to be had. There's no shortage of activities on the ice, from skating at the town's Civic Center to curling to hockey, Saranac Lake is a winter-lover's dream come true.

While the lakes that dot the region will soon be "hardwater," there's plenty to do away from the ice. From tubing at Mount Pisgah to a show at BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake has something for everyone in the family. 

We are also home to some killer mountain and fat biking trails. Check here for more information on the two-wheeled adventure that awaits.

Perhaps you're looking for a more relaxing adventure. Join a guided trip with Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing for a full sensory experience in the peaceful Adirondack woods and immerse yourself in the forest.

A different kind of downtown

On full display are creative eateriesgalleries and shops. Whether you are looking for cultural and arts events, a quick ski, or a world-class menu to peruse, you’ll find downtown Saranac Lake is bustling with all kinds of activity.  We keep the excitement going year round with a steady rotation of live musiceclectic art, and decadent dining.

Pay us a visit this winter and relax, breathe deep, and enjoy life Saranac Lake style! Find out more with our Visitor's Guide to Saranac Lake to get the inside scoop.


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