Naturally beautiful

In Saranac Lake, we take the outdoors seriously, so if you're looking for endless options to get outside, you've come to the right place.

Hit the trail, explore the forest

The outdoor are so close to downtown Saranac Lake it's possible to be on the trails within minutes!  The options are endless, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, birding, road cycling, golfing are all right here. If you're feeling adventurous in any season, take on the Saranac Lake 6ers. These are six mountains in the Saranac Lake region that need to be climbed to earn the 6er patch. If you want an adventure that is more low key, spend an afternoon exploring the trails at the Paul Smith's VIC or at Saranac Lake's own Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. All of the seemingly endless trails that are easily accessible from Saranac Lake also make for great trips for a few hours or for an entire day.


When you've had your fill of stretching your legs, kick back and relax in town! Take a stroll though our charming downtown. You'll find artists at work, musicians at play, and plenty of options for food and shopping

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Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.


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