Play, relax, enjoy

As you walk, drive, or ride through Saranac Lake, you'll notice an array of pretty little parks, full of green grass, beautiful flowering plants, and activities!

Saranac Lake's parks, all cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers, offer an array of delights. While you're downtown, stop by Vest Pocket Park, next to the library, to soak up the sun and the fragrance of flowers. Grab a bite to eat and wander over to Riverside Park, where picnic tables and views of Lake Flower make for a sweet spot to fuel up. While you're there, check out the Riverwalk, which follows the Saranac River through downtown.

Kids of all ages love William Morris Park, where a playground and basketball court sit alongside the beautiful Adirondack Carousel.

Looking for more ways to play? Baldwin Park on Lake Flower Avenue offers tennis and basketball courts, a memorial to the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as a hand launch for canoes, kayaks, and SUPs.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge

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.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

 

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Come for the fishing, birding, or picnicking, but stay for the scenic beauty! The James A. Latour Picnic & Recreation Area is located just outside of town next to the Lake Colby Beach, and is a perfect place to relax.

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Saranac Lake, NY 12983

This is the best skate park in the North Country! But don't take our word for it - try it for yourselves!

Close up of feet on a skateboard
Broadway
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Saranac Lake has such a walkable downtown, but the benches and places to rest around town really add to the character. After an afternoon shopping and visiting other parks, rest for a moment here and enjoy the coolest town in the Adirondacks.

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Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Berkeley Green is located in the middle of downtown Saranac Lake, at the intersection of Broadway and Main streets, which makes this relaxing place more than a park -- it's a gathering space.

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The lovely Riverwalk encourages a stroll through town along a brick-paved path beside the Saranac River. Enjoy the lively river and its many bridges, and easily access our historic downtown.

Three girls walk along the stone path of the Saranac Lake Riverwalk on a beautiful summer day.
Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Nestled between the Saranac Lake Free Library and The Village Mercantile, this park is a pleasant place to relax while shopping downtown or to read a book.

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Riverside Park is more than just a park — it's also a place to enjoy all that Saranac Lake has to offer! Just don't forget to take a photo with Saranac Lake's iconic bears in the park!

Riverside Park creates a wonderful Adirondack gathering place.
Dorsey Street Bridge
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

This park has a secluded location near the Dorsey Street Bridge, which makes it an ideal spot to sit and reflect near the river.

Pine Street
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The Herb Garden is a great park to sit, read, and enjoy over 38 varieties of aromatic herbs.

Dorsey Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

A popular choice for both fishing and picnics, this scenic riverside park has a memorial gazebo and a rose garden.

Pine Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

The Pines are an interesting network of trails over a relatively small area. It is a lovely area for the entire family to use and an excellent dog walking destination.

Pine Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

This small, 2-acre park features a nice lawn, benches, and scenic river views. It's location makes for a very attractive entrance to the village from the east!

Pine Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

This beautiful park is perched between the old railroad bed and the Saranac River. The park is planted with an assortment of bulbs and perennials, while the river bank is left in its natural state.

Depot Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

This is the dream park for many kids! Complete with a playground and plenty of room to run around, William Morris Park is the perfect location to spend an afternoon.

Ampersand Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Kids with a lot of energy will love this park and playground! There is a playground full of swings and other features, plus a basketball court, so kids of all ages can have fun here!