Naturally beautiful

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

Hit the trail, explore the forest

The outdoors 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, Saranac Lake has an abundance of fantastic options for all skill levels. Big challenges such as hiking the heights of Ampersand Mountain to overnight paddling routes are a great way to spend time in the big outdoors. Low-key, low-impact adventures abound, so spend an afternoon exploring the trails at the Paul Smith's VIC or at Saranac Lake's own Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

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

Two people in a canoe paddle during fall

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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