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Naturally Beautiful

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

Hit the trail

Start right in town with the easy, 0.9-mile hike to the summit of Baker Mountain and enjoy sweeping views of the Adirondack High Peaks. If you want more, take on the rest of the Saranac Lake 6ers. There are six mountains, including Baker, in the Saranac Lake region that need to be climbed to earn the 6er patch. Take the challenge and earn your winter 6er patch! If you want something 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 great snowshoe trips when snow is on the ground.

Hit the slopes

Rent cross-country or alpine skis and do a little sliding on the white stuff while you're in town! The Saranac Lake region is home to more than enough options for skiers, whether you like to bomb the groomers or take a quiet ski through the woods. Right in town, parents can let kids take a lesson at Mount Pisgah while watching from the warmth and comfort of the lodge, or the family can venture out on the surprising variety of terrain offered at Dewey Mountain. The Paul Smith's VIC also has groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails if you want to get a little farther afield. All three ski desitinations offer rentals for the whole family, or bring your own gear and just hit the slopes.

When you've had your fill of stretching your legs, kick back and relax in town! There's something going on every week in Saranac Lake, so check out the events calendar, or simply take a stroll though our funky downtown. You'll find artists at work, musicians at play, and plenty of options for food and shopping

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.

Love Your ADK Pledge


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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