Adirondack Traveler Information
We look forward to welcoming you to the Saranac Lake area and are committed to ensuring that every experience is the best and safest it can be.
The safety of our residents, visitors, and our environment is always our top priority. Each person who visits the Adirondacks leaves an impact. Please review these resources to ensure you're ready to visit responsibly.
It is important to remember to show love and care for this amazing natural wonderland. Going on an all-day adventure? Remember to pack the right gear. Going somewhere new? Prepare by doing plenty of research before you go, and familiarize yourself with the map and weather. This is the perfect time to learn about Leave No Trace and take the Love Your ADK pledge. You can help preserve our wild spaces for generations.
- Follow the Leave No Trace 7 Principles
- Hiking 101 - The 10 essentials
- Paddling 101 - The essentials & more
- Waste 101 - It's more than just litter
An important notice regarding Baker Mountain - If you are planning to hike Baker Mountain, please plan ahead as parking at the trailhead is extremely limited. It is recommended that you park downtown and walk or bike the short mile distance to the trailhead.
Hiking during hunting season
Hiking safely during hunting season is paramount for the well-being of both hikers and hunters alike. This time of year brings unique challenges and risks that require careful consideration and adherence to safety measures. Here's what to know before you go:
- Know the season: Be aware of hunting seasons and regulations in your area.
- Wear bright colors: Dress in blaze orange or other highly visible colors to be seen by hunters.
- Stay on trails: Stick to established hiking trails to avoid wandering into hunting zones.
- Make noise: Be vocal and use a bell or whistle to alert hunters to your presence.
- Avoid dusk/dawn: Hike during daylight hours and avoid early morning or late evening when hunting is more common.
- Pets leashed: Keep pets on a leash and in bright colors.
- Communication: Inform someone of your hiking plans and expected return time.
- Respect hunters: Be courteous to hunters you encounter and avoid disrupting their activities.
- Research: Check local hunting maps and websites for specific rules and areas to avoid.
Need more information before your next trip? Visit the Safe Hiking During Hunting Season page for more.
Make a plan before you go
To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, it is important to check directly with the specific restaurant, lodging property, attraction, etc., that you want to visit. Please note that many of our area attractions are requiring advanced ticket purchasing and reservations.
Be in the know!
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