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Many don't know there is a long tradition of education in the Adirondacks. Early on, individuals learned all there was about the outdoors from Adirondack guides, who made their living exploring the vast Adirondack wilderness.

Today, you'll find different sorts of guides in the Saranac Lake area who offer components for you to create your own learning vacation. Take an art workshop, a class on canning locally-grown produce, or learn your way around the Adirondack Mountains and rivers with a guide. Learn how to weave a pack basket and engage with activities for the whole family! Experiential vacations yield both memories and a skill — there are opportunities for a learning trip for everyone who visits Saranac Lake.
 

(518) 891-8040
875 Floodwood Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Our Floodwood Outpost is ideally situated on Floodwood Road with easy access to hiking, biking, running, swimming and paddling options. We are a family-owned general store selling outdoor gear, maps & books, food & drinks, and other last-minute items...
(973) 996-8306
Upper Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
In everything Eagle Island does, we believe in inspiring and empowering young people to be confident, collaborative, and courageous. Registration is now open for Summer 2021! Discover an opportunity like no other at Eagle Island. Built as one of the...
Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Fernow Trail, also known as the Fernow Plantation Loop, was named after Bernhard Fernow. He was one of the fathers of modern forestry and the first chief of the US Forest Service. Look for brochures in the register box for information which...
A metal plaque on a rock for B. Fernow.
White Pine Road
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
The Red Dot Trail is an excellent trail with easy to moderate terrain. From the trailhead you will essentially follow a trail with red dots on the trees.
These paths can be hiked or used for trail running.
3 Main St 156 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
The lovely Riverwalk encourages a stroll through town along a brick-paved path beside the Saranac River. Enjoy the lively river and its many bridges, and easily access our historic downtown.
Route 86
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
The Bloomingdale Bog Trail is a scenic, end-to-end path that follows an old railroad corridor that connects Saranac Lake to Bloomingdale. The entire route is wide, level, and mostly straight, making it perfect for a casual stroll or bike ride.
Pine Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
The Pines are an interesting network of trails over a relatively small area. It is a lovely area for the entire family to use and an excellent dog walking destination.
611 McKenzie Pond Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Trail Fine scenery awaits at the end of this 2 mile trail to McKenzie Pond, on the west side of the 36,200 acre McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area. White Pine Island is an arresting focal point, so named for the giant white pine. This trail is mostly...
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Church Pond is a picturesque, roadside body of water that is equally fun to canoeing or just stop for a photo. Either way, you can't go wrong. Church Pond is on Paul Smith's Conservation Easement lands, and is open for public recreation.
church pond sign
John Munn Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
A fun little hike along the railroad tracks that separate Lake Colby from Little Colby Pond.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Pull up with your boat or hike the short trail to this beach. Either way, you'll be met with the soft sands and beautiful scenery that surrounds Middle Saranac Lake.
sunset-over-the-lake