Surrounded by stories

All communities are filled with stories, and Saranac Lake is no exception! Between locals born and raised here, residents who moved to Saranac Lake and call it home, and visitors coming through to play and stay in our community, there is a story about Saranac Lake at every turn.

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What's New at the VIC

Nature, history, hiking, cross-country skiing, scenic views, learn-to experiences: what do these all have in common? You’ll have to visit the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) to find out!

Opened in 1989, the VIC has been an outdoor staple for over three decades. Originally, it was run by New York State as a visitors’ center, but is now owned and operated by Paul Smith’s College. Today, the VIC exists as an extension of the college of sorts, promoting learning activities and opportunities to grow for all ages, abilities, and skills. 

Same place, new face

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