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Snow and ice galore

This is the Adirondacks

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. While you’re here, why not let the scenery draw you in — we like to get out in every season.

If you’re new to outdoor recreation in the mountains, you’ve come to the right place. In Saranac Lake, your adventure can begin and end right in town, and if you need gear our rental shops can hook you up.

By snow

A one-minute drive from downtown along Route 30 and you’re at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, a town-owned, family-friendly network of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails for a range of skill levels.

With a short drive, you can head to the Paul Smith’s VIC for a longer, more expansive snowshoe or cross-country skiing experience.

And of course, any of our mountains are great for a winter outing, just make sure you hit the trail prepared. On the other side of town, snowboarders and downhill skiers can hit up Mount Pisgah Recreation Center.

By ice

With so many lakes and ponds to choose from, Saranac Lake is a no-brainer for ice fishing enthusiasts. If you want to stay in town, head toward Paul Smith’s and pull over at Lake Colby, across from the hospital.

Looking to go further but don’t know your way around? Hire a licensed guide and leave the planning to someone else!

 

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Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Summer Market: Riverside Park every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., from June to mid-October. Fall Market: Indoors at the Hotel Saranac, located 100 Main Street in downtown...
Saturday, August 17th, 2019
The OLGA 5K and 10K Run and 5K Walk has become a traditional Saranac Lake summer event. Race starts at 9:30am on Saturday August 17th at Berkeley Green (corner of Main and Broadway) Day-of race...

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