The heart of the Tri-Lakes region in the Adirondacks, Saranac Lake is an outdoor recreation hub — and quite literally celebrates paddling. From playing host to the ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race and welcoming 90-Miler finishers after the final leg of their journey, to hosting Celebrate Paddling ADK — a month-long festival featuring lectures, historical discussions, river cleanups, races, guided trips and other paddling activities on local waterways — Saranac Lake embraces paddlesports as part of its identity.
This community is a popular stop for Northern Forest Canoe Trail thru-paddlers, who can stock up on gear and supplies at two local outfitters located right on the trail: Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, both long time supporters of the NFCT. There are also ample lodging opportunities, private and public campgrounds, restaurants, grocery stores and other shops.
Resources & More Information
Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
Village of Saranac Lake
Town of Harrietstown