Gateway to relaxation

The Saranac Lake Region is one of the oldest travel hubs in Northern New York's Adirondack Mountains. With historic routes and waterways making connections throughout our wilderness landscape, travelers have explored our region for centuries. Today, visitors' experiences range from peaceful enjoyment of nature to rugged backwoods exploration. We invite you to set your own course or tap into the expertise of local hosts, instructors, artisans, and professional guides.

Explore this great region!

Lake Clear

  • 9 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Pristine trails, rugged backcountry, and miles of connected waterways are complemented by attractions and amenities. Fly into the Adirondack Regional Airport, dine on authentic regional cuisine, and try the incredible fishing in Lake Clear. Access a unique snowmobile trail network that can take you from Old Forge to Malone, or let the horses do the work on a lantern-lit sleigh ride. In the summer, take advantage of the quiet country roads and finish a cycling loop or two! 

Upper St. Regis

  • 12 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Explore the St. Regis Canoe Area, an 18,000-acre parcel with 52 bodies of water. The largest wilderness canoe area in the northeast! 

Saranac Inn

  • 13 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Challenge yourself at the Saranac Inn Golf Club, one of the Adirondack’s most picturesque and historic courses.


  • 8 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

This tiny hamlet is a beacon for many looking for an authentic Adirondack experience, thanks in part to, the classic Donnelly's Ice Cream, the Great Adirondack Corn Maze, and Moody Tree Farm

Rainbow Lake

  • 11 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

In search of calm and relaxing? This is the place! Uninterrupted water, sweeping views, and miles of boating are yours to enjoy.

Paul Smiths

  • 12 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Join a guided trek or learn a new skill at Paul Smith's College VIC. Hike St. Regis Mountain and climb a newly restored historic fire-tower and soak in 360-degree panoramic views. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine at the world-renowned culinary school, Paul Smith's College. The origin of wilderness resorts in the ADKs, stay at a Great Camp for a heritage rich experience.


  • 14 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Learn about the Iroquois Confederacy at the uniquely Adirondack Six Nations Indian Museum.


  • 7 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Travel the Bloomingdale Bog Trail - on foot or on bike or on snowmobile!


  • 10 miles from downtown Saranac Lake

Kate Mountain Park is a 28-acre town-owned park located on Route 3. Vermontville is also home to the state's Buck Pond Camground.