Berkeley Green

  • Main St
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
This is the bell to ring when you complete the 6ers. Bagpipe busker not included.

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 lively gathering space.

About the park

During the warmer months, you might find people enjoying a picnic or reading on the grass. It's a popular spot for events and has been host to music, arts, and more over the years.

Every now and again, park-goers might also hear the clanking of the 6er bell as intrepid hikers complete the six mountains required for the Saranac Lake 6er challenge: Baker, St. Regis, Scarface, Ampersand, Haystack, and McKenzie. Step onto the stage and you’ll find the official 6er kiosk and trail register. This is the start and finish for those vying for Ultra 6er status — that is, climbing all six mountains in a 24-hour period. Berkeley Green is also the official start and finish for Baker Mountain, if the hike is to count towards the 6er challenge.

Speaking of mountains, look around and you’ll also find a Walk of Fame plaque for Herb Clark, the first documented person to climb the 46 highest mountains in the Adirondacks.

In winter, snow blankets the ground and lights go up as Berkeley Green morphs into a festive, decked-out space that plays host to carolers, a fire pit, and a large holiday tree.