Looking to take to the pavement with your road bike?
We have four decidedly different loops to ride! Whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride close to downtown or a longer adventure, we have it here for you.
Three Lakes Loop
31.4 miles - 1,961 feet elevation gain
The lowdown: This ride follows Forest Home Rd. as it passes Little Colby Pond, Lake Clear, and... [Read More]
In search of a big catch? Wet a line in Saranac Lake!
Endless lakes, ponds, rivers, brooks, and streams flow through the region, making it a prime location for Adirondack fishing. By boat or by land, from early spring to late fall — the fish are as plentiful as the places to fish.
Because the opportunities are endless, we have paired up six species with six spots... [Read More]
I am drawn to water like a moth to light. The sound is therapeutic, the movement is hypnotic. Simply put, a day on the water is good for the soul. My love affair with water has lead me to countless towns that hug the water's edge. While the water is a draw, it takes more than that to make a place a cool paddling town. It needs the combo of water galore and water ingrained in day-to-day... [Read More]
What to Expect
The Saranac Laboratory Museum is open year-round Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5, children are free. Visitors typically spend 30 minutes to one hour exploring the museum. Exhibits are self-guided, however staff is always on hand to help guide visitors through the exhibits and answer any questions. While at the museum:
Tour the... [Read More]
A captivating place to visit any time of year, Saranac Lake especially glistens in the winter. While some dread the cold and snow that winter brings, others see it as a perfect time to bask in the peaceful nature and serene beauty of the season. If you are the latter, Saranac Lake is for you!
Saranac Lake offers a true variety of accommodations, from mom-and-pop run motels to a historic... [Read More]
Paul Smith’s College owns and operates the Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), and in turn opens it to the public. Just 13 miles north of downtown Saranac Lake, the VIC offers a snapshot into the six million acre Adirondack Park. It has mountains, marshes, forests, and streams for you to explore year-round. Located on 3,000 acres with 25 miles of trails — the... [Read More]
Saranac Lake is literally a winter wonderland. The temperature in Saranac Lake during the winter is around 24°F. And that’s the average, lows drop into negative digits. Saranac Lake will be cold - no doubt about that. But it will also be beautiful!
Saranac Lakers have their share of sayings —“You’re only cold if you’re standing still” and “There is no bad weather, just bad... [Read More]
Fun in the fall. Naturally!
Fall is a favorite season for many locals and visitors alike. The days are full of crisp, clean air, the nights are cool and cozy, and you won’t find a prettier place to view the colors of the season. The mountains are painted in bold reds, oranges that pop, and vibrant yellows – a stunning contrast against the deep blue of the lakes.
To add to the... [Read More]
It is summertime in the Adirondacks, and you’re in the right place to enjoy some spectacular outdoor recreation. And starting June 27, there’s no better place to spend Wednesday evenings than Saranac Lake’s Music on the Green at Berkeley Green!
Featuring local musicians, as well as regional and national acts, Music on the Green is one of Saranac Lake’s favorite summer events. A... [Read More]
The New York State Department of Conservation runs twelve fish hatcheries, or fish culture stations, across the state. In turn, these hatcheries raise and stock fish into more than 1,200 public waters.
Hatchery programs help improve recreational fishing and restore native fish populations. Doing their part to keep fishing in the Adirondacks a real experience for anglers today and in years... [Read More]
The first day of spring, called the vernal equinox, has historically fallen on either March 19, 20, or 21. This year, the equinox landed on Tuesday, March 20. But in Saranac Lake, on March 20 you are just as likely to see a foot of snow piling up on the trails as you would see the crocuses popping up in front of the library. So how do you know, really, when spring has arrived?
Here... [Read More]
If your kids are anything like mine they love breaking records. And second best to holding the record, is knowing the record - biggest number (Googolplex), smallest state (Rhode Island), fastest animal (Cheetah), funniest Minion (Stuart), smelliest feet (Dad for the win).
I had been waiting to bust out my trivia challenge for just the right day. "Tallest tree?" I asked. Silence. With both... [Read More]
If a game of King of the Hill that ends in tears and a handful of snow down your collar is your typical day of winter-family-fun — let me help you out!
Saranac Lake is bursting with cool things to do that will leave the whole family smiling from ear to ear. Here are five things for your clan to try on your next Adirondack winter vacation in Saranac Lake:
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Lets do this! With less than a week until Christmas, its time to check those final things off your gift list. In Saranac Lake, shopping downtown offers a low-pressure experience and so many different options. Plus, smaller stores mean shorter lines. So, go! Find the ideal gift, make it meaningful…and get back to enjoying the holiday season. Here are six gifts for those types sure... [Read More]
Get ready, get set, get lost!
Leaving downtown Saranac Lake heading west on Route 86 is a straight and scenic drive for eight miles. The only tough part is keeping your eyes on the road because the views are so darn good. After Moody Tree Farm, on your right, yet before the Brighton Mini Mart, on your left, turn onto Hobart Road in Gabriels. Continue down the road until you... [Read More]
Fish Creek is legendary. What started as 20 sites in 1926 is now 355 sites — and all but 15 are on the water!
With an almost booked-solid summer season, Fish Creek Pond Campground has broad appeal as it can accommodate equipment from tents to 40-foot RVs. It also comes fully loaded with a picnic area, beach, playground, hiking trails, biking trails, boat launch, recreational ... [Read More]
We have hit our summer stride! August is a golden month here in Saranac Lake. The days are warm, the air is fresh, and the evenings have enough hours to pack them full of outdoor fun. Hit the open road with Cycle Adirondacks or stay put for Plein Air Festival —either way, we are ready for you!
Adirondack Plein Air Festival, August 14-19: What is plein air? For... [Read More]
Grab the shades — summer is here! July is filled with warm days, refreshing dips in the lake, plenty of ice cream, and tons of events. From small-town, community bike rides to one of the largest rugby tournaments in the word, July in Saranac Lake is non-stop fun!
Can-Am Rugby, July 28-30: The Can-Am Rugby Tournament was created in 1973 by the Mountaineers Rugby Club... [Read More]