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“Pretty Lake” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
1-(800) 347-1992
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Ranked #2 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.
Sayville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pretty Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We were in the area to bring my son home from college. When we brought him up it was all very confusing (his first year), we didn't really get to see much. in January it was so cold. We came a little early to pick him up. He wanted to show us around your beautiful area. He is right it is lovely there.

Visited May 2013
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Utica, New York, United States
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“a very nice town to live in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I love this town it is so peaceful there it is better then a city u don't have to worry about your kids walking the streets or your self because everyone there knows every one and they look out for every body there.

Visited May 2013
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Saranac Lake, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“live here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I live here so I'm biased. Great little town to raise kids. Nothing more beautiful than an Adirondack summer! Except maybe an Adirondack Fall!

Visited May 2013
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Malone, New York
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“Elbow room and allergy aware.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I enjoy Little Itlay's gluten free pizza and Nori's natural food market. A little peace and quiet in a crazy world. Personal values still abound here!

Visited March 2013
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Johnstown, New York
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“Peace and Tranquility, Good Food and Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Saranac Lake is a delightful little village I. The middle of the Adirondack Park in upstate NY State. It is a great place for first time visitors to the Park, and also a place where folks such as myself, who have visited many times, are drawn back to over again.

The centerpiece is Lake Flower, a beautiful small lake around which the village was built. It is pristine, perfect for kayaking or canoeing, and also appropriate for smaller motor boats. There is a free access point right in the village. The Lake also connects to other bodies of water, including my favorite, Lake Kiawassa, another beauty for boating.

Saranac Lake can boast of great restaurants (DO NOT miss the Eat 'n' Meet, a local institution) and other attractions. The Pendragon Theater is a local company made up primarily of residents, with the occasional imported actor. We've seeming numerous shows at this theater, and have never been disappointed with any of their presentations.

Another wonderful activity is simply to walk the streets of Saranac Lake to view the cure cottages that were built during the tuberculosis era. Families hosted patients in their homes, or converted their homes to cure cottages where patients would spend most of their hours out-of-doors breathing the healing air of the Adirondacks. Innumerable people recovered, including Martha Reben, who wrote her book, "The Healing Woods" about her years spent in the area recovering from the disease.

One warning: Once you have visited Saranac Lake, it will stay forever imprinted in your memory and you will want to return, again and again.

Visited October 2012
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