Saranac Lake has 186 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. To see many of them you can join Historic Saranac Lake for their weekly walking tours which will take you past cure cottages, historic downtown, or the original Trudeau Institute and the first cure cottage, Little Red.
Take a stroll through Saranac Lake’s historic parks, designed by the Olmsted brothers – the same company which designed New York City’s Central Park.
To take in the all the picturesque beauty of the Adirondacks, take a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. This round trip 20 mile ride will take you past lakes, forests and peaks and give you a view you’ll never forget. There’s a short layover in Lake Placid, giving you time to get out a check out the sites there!
Of course for really fantastic views of the Adirondacks you can’t beat one of our scenic flights leaving from nearby Lake Placid Airport. We’ll take you soaring over the forests and peaks and give you a truly unforgettable experience, with views you’ll be unable to get anywhere else.
Visit the Wild Center in Tupper Lake to learn about the natural history of the area and about the local wildlife. Or take a drive and visit the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake to learn all about local history.
For those who enjoy outdoor recreation, there’s no limit to the activities you can enjoy. The 6er Trail is popular, allowing you to climb the 6 peaks surrounding Saranac Lake and earn a badge to show off your achievement.
Being surrounded by so many lakes, fishing, boating and paddling and also very popular pass times. Bloomingdale Bog is an excellent place to go to see wildlife in their own habitat. Birds are plentiful and an entire beaver colony inhabits the wetland.