More than scenery

That's right! Our natural scenery is a year-round attraction, but there's more to this mountain village than its mountains.

Enjoy history with a self-guided tour of the village's unique "cure cottage" architecture, or join a walking tour that includes a stop in the Saranac Laboratory Museum. While you're downtown, visit the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to learn all about one of the most fascinating mammals in the Adirondacks. Take a quick ride out of town to Paul Smiths, home of the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, an amazing location with trails through different habitats with interpretive signage.

As an added bonus many of the attractions listed below regularly host some of the best events happening in the Adirondacks! It's easy to find something fun to do in Saranac Lake!


(518) 891-4190
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...
(518) 354-8636
75 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Are you fascinated by the haunting call of a loon on an Adirondack lake? Learn more about these intriguing birds at the Adirondack Loon Center at 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake! Our staff looks forward to answering your questions about loons and hearing...
(518) 282-3334
250 Lake Flower Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
A premier Adirondack boating destination, HK Waterfront offers unparalleled access to the Saranac Chain of Lakes. Our docks are within walking distance of downtown Saranac Lake, a vibrant shopping and dining district in the heart of the Adirondack Park.
(518) 891-2299
1462 Country Route 60
Onchiota, NY 12989
An extraordinary collection of Native American material with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. Learn the epic story of the formation of the their form of participatory government which was so influential on the...
(518) 891-9521
2 Depot Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Fun for all ages at the Adirondack Carousel The Adirondack Carousel is a unique and beautiful venue providing old fashioned fun for all ages. The 24 hand carved carousel animals are indigenous to the Adirondacks, the rounding boards are regional...
(518) 891-2697
Route 3
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Dewey Mountain is one of Saranac Lake's recreational centers, open to everyone. It has Adirondack trails for all levels of skill. You will find plenty of family fun at Dewey! Dewey Links Dewey cross country skiing Dewey snowshoeing Dewey mountain biking
(518) 359-7800
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Three years running, The Wild Center was named the People's Choice top attraction in the Adirondacks by the readers of Adirondack Life. To top it all off, The Wild Center's Wild Walk, a trail across the treetops, has opened to rave reviews. It's all...
View of The Wild Center sitting across a shimmering body of water
(518) 891-3001
31 Bayside Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Soak in the Adirondack summer on Lower Saranac Lake. Whether you prefer to dip your toes or your fishing line into the lake, Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club has the boat available to make summer memories that will last a lifetime. Canoes, fishing...
(518) 891-3800
213 Ampersand Avenue
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Discover the heartbeat of Saranac Lake at the newly renovated Saranac Lake Civic Center—a dynamic hub for community engagement. In winter, the facility features a state-of-the-art rink catering to Saranac Lake Pee Wee Hockey teams, Saranac Lake High Sch..
(518) 327-6241
8023 Route 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Inside The Paul Smith's College VIC offers year-round environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities. Before exploring the property's outstanding trail network, stop by the visitor center's nature museum and learn a few things about...
(518) 891-4606
89 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Owned and operated by Historic Saranac Lake, the Saranac Laboratory Museum highlights Saranac Lake's unique history as a tuberculosis treatment destination. The Museum features exhibits on local history, science, and patient care, as well as rotating...
(518) 354-3102
155 Church St
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
This is the best skate park in the North Country! But don't take our word for it - try it for yourselves!
Close up of feet on a skateboard