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Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake, NY 12983
1-(800) 347-1992
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Saranac Lake
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing
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Owner description: Lake region that was settled in 1819 as a health resort and recreation area for winter and summer sports.
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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 was outside talking with someone. As I got out of the vehicle and proceeded to... More

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Boonville, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Saranac Lake is a beautiful town with a marvelous lake, shopping area, and sumptuous restaurants. I love its proximity to Lake Placid and the ice castle that is built there every winter.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Everyone has a favorite place or two that seems to be special to them. Lower Saranac Lake Islands in the Adirondacks affords you the opportunity to camp in relative isolation on your own island in the middle of a lake with virtually no development. This is hard to come by, if not impossible, in many parts of the country. The... More

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Six of us went to the tip of the lake for a picnic. We found a spot with a table right on the edge of the lake so it was very scenic. After our picnic we spent some time just sitting there and talking because it was really nice. HIghly recommened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my family to Saranac lake village. We had so much fun. we did parasailing, tubing, played tennis, kayak. the people were so nice and made you feel welcome.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A full page ad in the adirondack living magazine made us pack up and take the trip to saranac lake, taking time off of work and booking a room, totally prepared for vendors and good ole music. What we got was a tent with locals and some horrible beer that we threw out after one sip and music you could... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed in a friend's boathouse in early October. The loons were the loudest sound around and we kayaked, motor-boated and dreamed all weekend. This place is an artist's and writer's dream. The hiking is wonderful, mountains are all around. Don't miss the October color!! Antiquing and restaurants abound in the town of Saranac.

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Montville, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The area is very beautiful. The lake and the camps are worth the trip. The mountain views are spectacular. Great fishing, hunting and boating! The village looks a little run down. It is very difficult to find a good restaurant with quality food at a reasonable price. We ate most of our meals in Lake Placid. While it may have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was an awesome trip. With temperatures that ranged in the mid 10s and 20s, people from the town cut blocks of ice from the frozen lake to build an Ice Palace. They host sport events and competitions for both kids and adults. We even participated in the inner tube races with an embarrassing 8th place in a 10 people... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited here for winter carnival. The carnival was a spectacular way to enjoy the winter weather. We did it all--went snowmobiling, had a bonfire on the ice, visited the ice palace, saw the parade, went to the rotary show, etc. It was so nice to see the town buzzing with activity. It was just a fabulous time! If you've... More

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