Village of Saranac Lake

Welcome to Saranac Lake, the Capital of the Adirondacks.
Main Street Saranac Lake
photo by Andy Flynn

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To learn more about Saranac Lake, including lodging, visit the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce.


See the Downtown Saranac Lake Map (PDF), which includes village parking lots and venue locations.

Saranac Lake's Historic Downtown

Saranac Lake's historic downtown area is the perfect place to spend some time - there are galleries, gardens, artists' studios, gift shops, park benches, restaurants and other small businesses that are a regular part of life in a small town. Century old buildings and family-owned shops take you back to a time long gone from most American's lives.

Take a walking tour of Saranac Lake's historic park system. Designed by the renowned Olmsted brothers - the same firm that designed New York City's Central Park - Saranac Lake's park system is owned by the Village Improvement Society, a not-for profit volunteer group that has cared for the parks since 1910. Free parking is available in several locations, so park and take a stroll.

Historic signage identifies some of the notable buildings and maps for a historic walking tour can be obtained from Historic Saranac Lake at the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church Street. Watch for the signs that mark the entry ways to the River Walk and enjoy following the brick path along the Saranac River as it winds through town. Dine in one of the restaurants or get a take-out meal and sit at the picnic tables in Riveride Park.

Saranac Lake has also made history by being home to the first and only locally developed, community-owned department store - The Community Store of Saranac Lake, which is located on Main Street near the Saranac Lake Free Library. Check it out!

A family-friendly, walking community, Saranac Lake invites you to bring your children to the brand new, "old-fashioned" Adirondack Carousel and playground in William Morris Park.

Step back in time and enjoy the old-fashioned, hometown atmosphere of Saranac Lake. The organization also hosts a website of over 5,000 pages of local history and architecture at the Historic Saranac Lake website.


Top Sponsors
Hotel Saranac
Cape Air
Guide Boat Realty
Adirondack Bank
Taylor Rental
Lake Flower Resort and Spa
American Management Association
Can-Am Rugby Tournament
Casella Waste Systems Inc.
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Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2016-09-06 - Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 3-12, 2017.
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