Living in Saranac Lake
All dreams welcome

If you're looking to make Saranac Lake home, we have multitudes of ways to keep you busy — everything from a walk in the park to high octane snowmobiling. Want to enjoy the arts? Visual and performing artists live and work in Saranac Lake's lively downtown and surrounding area. Want to savor Adirondack-sourced cuisine? Exciting, locally-owned and operated restaurants and breweries thrive here. Saranac Lake extends its warm, world-renowned hospitality to all of its visitors.

Saranac Lake has got what you need

Yes, Saranac Lake is beautiful, and there are endless outdoorsy options, but what's it really like to live here? Of the 103 communities in the Adirondacks, Saranac Lake is the coolest one!

Touted by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as a Best Place to Live. With a natural environment that's a water-lover's paradise, rich history, vibrant art scene, and an intact and resilient downtown, it is easy to see why. 

Saranac Lake was awarded All-America City designation in 1998, as well as making the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Distictive Destinations list in 2006.  

But don’t just take our word for it

Read what others are saying about us:

Outside: The Best Weekend Escapes of 2017

Reader’s Digest: The Most Incredible Summer Bucket List Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

Gotham Magazine: 7 Charming Small Towns in New York Worth a Drive To

CNN Travel: Rough it like a Gilded Age millionaire in the Adirondacks

Pop Sugar: Leaf It to Us - 21 Places to See the Most Spectacular Fall Foliage in America

The Hindu: The audacity of the wild

Only in your State: This Might Just be the Most Peaceful Town in all of New York

Ecophiles: Prettiest Towns in America for Your Fall Trip

Ecophiles: These Epic New York Adventures will Take Your Breath Away

WCVB Boston: Mirco-escape to the Adirondacks


Earn Your Patch There’s an adventurous spirit in all of us. In Saranac Lake, you can answer that call by becoming a Saranac Lake 6er.
Unplug Outdoors The mountains, rivers, and lakes bordering Saranac Lake aren’t just for show, and those boots on everyone’s feet aren’t a bold new fashion statement.
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