Spectacular summer

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.

Saranac Lake Events

E.g., Sunday, August 1, 2021
08/01/21
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Players in action during the Can-Am Rugby Tournament
08/02/21
Paul Smiths
Wildflower
08/03/21
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Sweater with Colorful Floral Mending
08/04/21
Paul Smiths
08/04/21
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08/05/21
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08/05/21
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08/06/21
Paul Smiths
Fly Fishing Photo
08/06/21
08/06/21
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A Bat Being Held
08/07/21
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Saranac Lake Logo
08/07/21
Paul Smiths
Mushrooms
08/11/21
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08/12/21
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08/12/21
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Raisinhead
08/13/21
Wilmington
08/13/21
Paul Smiths
08/13/21
08/13/21
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Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn Playing Music
08/14/21
Wilmington
08/15/21
Paul Smiths
Rock Climbing Gear
08/17/21
Paul Smiths
Mushrooms
08/18/21
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08/19/21
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08/19/21
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Chestnut Grove
08/19/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/20/21
08/20/21
Paul Smiths
Canoe at Sunset
08/20/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/21/21
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Olga Runner during Plein Air Festival
08/21/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/22/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/24/21
Paul Smiths
Small Salamander in Hand
08/25/21
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08/26/21
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08/26/21
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Barika
08/26/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/27/21
08/27/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/28/21
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08/28/21
Ray Brook
08/28/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/29/21
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An Iliad Playboard
08/31/21
Paul Smiths
Mushrooms
09/04/21
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Saranac Lake Farm 2 Fork Festival Banner
09/05/21
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Northern Current Logo
09/09/21
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Band Picture
09/11/21
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Mushrooms
09/15/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/16/21
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09/16/21
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Saints & Liars
09/16/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/16/21
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Band Picture
09/17/21
Paul Smiths
Owl at Night
09/17/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/18/21
Paul Smiths
Fall Foliage
09/18/21
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09/18/21
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Adirondack artist display.
09/18/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/18/21
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09/18/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/19/21
Paul Smiths
Fall Foliage
09/19/21
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Hitlers Tasters Playbill
09/21/21
Paul Smiths
Mushrooms
09/22/21
Paul Smiths
Hiker
09/23/21
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Band Picture
09/30/21
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The Sideways
10/09/21
Paul Smiths
Hiker
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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