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Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake, NY 12983
+1 800-347-1992
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Hidden Gem

Saranac Lake, sometimes called "The Capital of the Adirondacks" offers a cool artsy/crafty village... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adirondack Mountains, New York
Another Beautiful Lake

Nice place to go to chill out but still have all of the comforts. The lake itself and the adjoining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Saranac Lake, NY 12983
+1 800-347-1992
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saranac Lake, sometimes called "The Capital of the Adirondacks" offers a cool artsy/crafty village experience with surrounding lakes and trails for canoeing and kayaking and hiking. Overlooking the village, Mount Baker gives an expansive view after a 30-minute moderate climb. It's a wonderful spot for...More

Thank woodsman7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to go to chill out but still have all of the comforts. The lake itself and the adjoining area are woderful for outdoor activities throughout the year.

Thank mikel12323
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great fun in February to go to this quaint town and see the ice house and participate in events at the annual Winter Carnival. We always have a great time. Last year the high was -24 for the day and they still had their annual...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I recently started college at Paul Smith's. This town is lovely and a great place to go on the weekends. My Roommates and I love going to town, the people are lovely.

Thank karlyromeo
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Born and bred. Only safe and friendly place left on planet. Not because it's business, like neighboring town. Just nice people.

Thank bluesquid
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Mirror lake in lake placid is just w more exciting and happening place to be any time of the year. Saranac is quaint and delightful, but not the best thing in the area . Nice visit though

Thank yazwest91
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A quiet corner of the Adirondacks centered around beautiful Saranac Lake. Easy to get around. Close to Lake Placid and beautiful scenic drives.

1  Thank Howsal_11
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just the place to go to truly get away from it all. Several large lakes in the area are one more beautiful and tranquil than another. People are friendly and welcoming. Lots of opportunities to do all sorts of boating, canoeing, swimming in the warm...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

we were staying in Lake Placid and took ride to Lake Saranac. we rented a platoon boat from Lake Saranac marina - great people!!! we went through Lower Lake Saranac to Middle Lake Saranac - it is the most breathtaking area - a must see...More

Thank Roberta P
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I dropped my iPhone on the street while visiting Saranac Lake. The person who found it turned it in to the police station where I was able to recover it. The finder was not identified so I could not even thank her (I did learn...More

Thank Michael P
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silvia o
Hello, Im traveling with my family this following weekend to Jay, Ny (lake Placid area) .. I was wondering if you had any good recommendations where to go. We love adventures, water (tubing, swimming in the river etc) , anything that has to do with making memories. Thanks so much for your help.
12 August 2015|
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