Take a walk

They say the best way to know a place is to walk it. So don’t just stand there! Put on some comfortable shoes and grab some trail mix — the Saranac Lake area is ready to charm you with its effortless beauty. All at the comfort of your own pace, of course. 

In Saranac Lake you are encouraged to breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in nature. Whether it's sitting in one of the many village parks, lunching on the summit of a Saranac Lake 6er, or strolling along an interpretive trail — there are adventures to be had!

 

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109 Main St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Museum featuring over 100 pieces created by master taxidermist Charles Dickert. Blue herons, bobcats, raccoons, white-tail deer, plus many other native species. The library also houses an extensive Adirondack Collection and archives as well as...
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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
John Munn Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
A fun little hike along the railroad tracks that separate Lake Colby from Little Colby Pond.
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.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
The new Adirondack Rail Trail is a 34-mile, multi-use trail that connects the communities of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake. Walking, running, bicycling, birding, and snowmobiling are all possible on the well-graded, wheelchair accessible...
Two people cycle on a rail trail
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.