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A Pretty Lake Surrounded by Historic Homes

This pretty lake is surrounded by beautiful historic homes. We visited in a chilly time of year... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ManitouExpert
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
Wonderful lake

This natural lake is really nice. And the adjacent town is is a fun place to relax. We got there... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Don H
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Kirkland, Washington
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Lake region that was settled in 1819 as a health resort and recreation area for winter and summer sports.
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Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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+1 800-347-1992
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I've been visiting the area since attending Eagle Island Camp on Upper Saranac Lake many many years ago. Little has changed since then. How many places can claim that? I spent a week with friends in July 2015 (and in several other years). With a...More

4  Thank OldandRestless
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I was in Saranac Lake in upstate New York just this Saturday 27th 2014. I saw that a antique place was open called Cassidy's Antique's ( was told after the owner's name is Linda Cassidy). I wheeled in with my vehicle and noticed the owner...More

16  Thank Jack N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pretty lake is surrounded by beautiful historic homes. We visited in a chilly time of year but can imagine how wonderful this is in summer.

1  Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This natural lake is really nice. And the adjacent town is is a fun place to relax. We got there coming and going to Lake Placid and kind of wished that we stayed at Saranac.

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Both Lake Placid and, increasingly, Tupper have much to be said in their favor, Saranac is IMHO a great combination of tourism and mountain town. Lots of activities all year around, it’s less pricey than Placid with more choices to eat and sleep than Tupper.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Terrible stay. Not recommended for the winter carnival. Rude host. Cold rooms and no WIFI. Stayed Feb. 2018. Attention new owners!

1  Thank jseamacleod
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

If you have a chance while visiting saranac lake make sure you visit TF Finnegans. Customer service at best. I just attended a wedding where the groom and groomsmen were fitted in the most standout tuxedos. Each one was a perfect fit.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Have been going here since the late 1940's and my folks retired here. We still visit as a family almost every summer. Town has held on and has its own identity. Restaurants are varied, nice lakes all over, great hiking camping, canoeing etc all nearby

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The three saranac lakes and attendant lakes are a very beautiful area. The water is clear, clean and comfortable in mid-summer. There are several ramp launches as well as hand launches for kayaks and canoes. What stops this from being a 5 are two things:...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Beautiful setting with friendly people and a size that not too large, not too small. Good for sailing small boats, fishing, canoeing, whatever you please.

Thank pmoeser
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We rented a tandem kayak and equipment from St. Regis Outfitters in Saranac Lake, and paddled from Floodwood Pond to Upper, Middle, and Lower Saranac Lakes, camping in State sites for three nights (two on islands!). It was hot but bearable with a breeze and...More

Thank Dirk S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Super nice friendly people everywhere. There is a l lot to do, mountains to climb, boats to use on the lakes, great places to eat. Good active night life here and in nearby Lake Placid.

1  Thank 1HotCherry
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