Let the snowy fun begin!

Saranac Lake, New York takes all of its seasons seriously, but winter is what it's all about. Hikers don snowshoes, ice fishermen and women ready their tip ups, and skiers head for the trails. Whether you're coming for a day or a week, to be active or relax, enjoy winter in the Adirondack Mountains.

Make every day decidedly adventurous

Don’t even think about staying inside when you’re here! There’s adventure and scenic beauty to be found everywhere! Take a hike from downtown or head to Lake Colby for a day of ice fishing. Fun, winter-only activities and events mix recreation with arts and culture. Don’t worry, there's authentically Adirondack food, too. 

The highlight of our winter is Winter Carnival. Each carnival has a theme, unique Ice Palace, and 10 days of activities. You don't want to miss any of it, especially this year's theme of "Totally 80s." Let's celebrate!

A different kind of downtown

Creative eateries, galleries, and shops are all around, along with year-round live music. Whether you are looking for cultural and arts events or a world-class menu, you’ll find downtown Saranac Lake full of activity. 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.

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.

Saranac Lake Events

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Kintsugi style pot
01/22/22
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Kintsugi style pot
01/24/22
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PEN Talks with Pendragon logo
01/25/22
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01/29/22
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Scribbled drawing of a notebook
02/04/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/05/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/06/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/07/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/07/22
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02/08/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/09/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/09/22
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Kat Wright band members
02/10/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/11/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/11/22
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02/11/22
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Saranac Waterfront Lodge exterior lit up with holiday lights
02/12/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/13/22
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival since 1897
02/18/22
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02/20/22
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Large bird landing on a mans arm
06/03/22
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Large bird landing on a mans arm
Stay With Us
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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