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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
Activities: Canoeing
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Queensbury, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a little treasure. We just wanted a little tubing place. I read the reviews and heard people say it was awful. We thought this was a picturesque place and the staff was as friendly as could be. It had a tow for the tubes and was perfect for our four yearnold and even the ten year old had... More

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Saranac Lake, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Let me tell you what ! Besides Christmas, This is the best week of the winter. This year the carnival theme is Celtic. The carnival court float in the parade boasted its 117th annual event. The parade, the games, the fireworks, lots of entertainment fills the 10 day celebration. You should make sure not to miss this. Ck out the... More

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