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

Our winters are famous

Saranac Lake, New York takes all of its seasons seriously, but winter is an extra special time of year. Winter-only activities come to life as skaters take to frozen ponds, ice fishermen and women ready their tip-ups, and skiers head for the mountaintops. 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 magical 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 hike right from downtown with a wintry snowshoe up Mount Baker, or head over to Lake Colby for a great day of ice fishing. We even have a celebrated, legendary carnival that celebrates winter, with fun, family-friendly activities.

A different kind of downtown

On full display are creative eateries, galleries, and shops. Whether you are looking for cultural and arts events, a snowy 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, eclectic 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.


Earn Your Patch There’s an adventurous spirit in all of us. In Saranac Lake, you can answer that call by becoming a Saranac Lake 6er.
Unplug Outdoors The mountains, rivers, and lakes bordering Saranac Lake aren’t just for show, and those boots on everyone’s feet aren’t a bold new fashion statement.
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