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No matter what season your vacation happens to fall in, Saranac Lake NY, is a great place to spend it. Tucked away in the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains, this little village offers a quiet change of pace with plenty of attractions to spice up a stay.
During the winter months, Alpine skiing at Mt. Pisgah is a favorite activity for visitors here. The area is crisscrossed with cross country trails for those who prefer this style. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are also popular pastimes, too. The Mt. Pisgah Ski Center features 15 acres of skiable land. Although it’s on the small side, Mt. Pisgah is a favorite for those who want to enjoy a more relaxing experience. It offers plenty of green and blue trails for beginners, but does boast a few advanced ski runs. What really makes it stand out are the lighted trails that enable night skiing in season.
If you happen to be in the area in February, you can take in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. This 10-day festival is a tradition that dates back more than 110 years. It features winter sports, fireworks, parades, live music and much more. The main attraction at this event is the Ice Palace – this is created especially for the event each year and towers above the carnival grounds. It’s quite a sight to see when it’s all lit up with fireworks!
Now, if your vacation happens to be during another season, don’t worry. Saranac Lake NY is a beautiful destination for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Hiking, biking, bicycling, fishing, golfing, canoeing and more are all available to help you pass the days.
Should you be in Saranac Lake NY in September, you’ll be in time to witness – or participate in – the Adirondack Canoe Classic. The 90-mile race has been an annual event since 1983. The three-day run starts at Old Forge on Old Forge Pond and winds its way through the Fulton Chain of Lakes, Raquette Lake, the Marion River before ending in Saranac Lake. It takes place every September and provides participants with a breathtaking view of the Adirondack landscape while challenging their canoeing or kayaking skills.
Springtime visitors can take part in or watch the ‘Round the Mountain Canoe Race. This annual event features an about 10 mile course around Mount Dewey and takes place each May. The event also features bluegrass music, barbeque and a festival atmosphere that makes it well worth the stop.
History and literature buffs will find that Saranac Lake once served as an inspiration to Robert Louis Stevenson. The “Treasure Island” author’s cabin still remains as a museum created in his honor. You can visit it between July 1 and Columbus Day each year. The collection includes Stevenson’s writing desk, many of his works and more.
Wildlife lovers might find the Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife Museum (100 Main Street at the Saranac Lake Free Library - 518-891-4190) worth a visit. This museum highlights more than 100 different animals that are commonly found in the Adirondacks.
With so much to see and do, this is a great place to visit and live.
You can stay at some of the best lodging in the area which includes bed and breakfasts, lodges and Inns.
There are some fine restaurants to dine at including
Should you decide to make this community your home or want a summer place to retreat to, you’ll find the rental and real estate offerings are plentiful, as well.
Whether you’re just looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or you want to live where all four seasons bring new adventures, Saranac Lake NY is an exceptional choice.
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