One foot in front of the other
Saranac Lake is a hub for hikers. Hiking is a favorite in the Adirondacks, and Saranac Lake is a beautiful region for beginner and experienced hikers alike. Gently meandering paths, trails to lake-side views, and big mountaintop vistas all await anyone who hikes here.
Try it, we think you'll like it!
If you're new to hiking, the Saranac Lake 6ers are the best mountains around. But they aren't the only ones! Head out in any direction from town to find hikes that range from family-friendly to challenging. Each hike will offer something unique, from interesting geological features to stunning scenery. We have hikes close to town and others a little further afield, where you'll wind your way through pine-scented forests and past sparkling brooks. Have you ever heard a loon? You just might on a hike here!
For a different kind of challenge, try out the six peaks and breweries of the ADK 6 Pack Challenge! It's a fun experience and a unique one!
Whether you're a beginner or a hiker from way back, in the Saranac Lake region you'll find hundreds of miles of beautiful trails that are ready to be explored, savored, and enjoyed.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is a great resource for more outdoor recreation-related information, including useful maps!
Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge
By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come. Our Hiking 101 page is a great resource to check out before you hit the trail!