Top Adventures in Saranac Lake

  • Hike to Mount Baker in Saranac Lake

    Mount Baker (also referred to as Baker Mountain) stands at 2,457 feet and sits in the village of Saranac Lake and is part of the Saranac Lake 6ers Challenge. This is a moderate out and back 1.8 mile hike with an elevation gain of around 900 feet. ...

    1.8 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains

    McKenzie Mountain stands at 3,861 feet and is one of the highest 100 in the Adirondacks. Haystack Mountain stands at 2,874 feet. Both are part of the Saranac 6ers Challenge.The trailhead for this route to McKenzie and Haystack is located on route ...

    12.4 miles 4100 ft gain

  • Paddle Lake Placid

    Paddleboarding on Lake Placid is definitely and activity to add to your list when up in the Adirondacks during spring or summer. Surrounded by mountains, there are multiple coves you can explore around the lake. There is no set route to follow but...

  • Hike to the Summit of Ampersand Mountain

    Ampersand Mountain is part of the Saranac Lake 6er Hiking Challenge. It is one of six mountains surrounding Saranac Lake. The trail starts just across the street from the parking area. Though there is ample parking it can full up on a good day a...

    5.2 miles 1775 ft gain

  • Relax at Ampersand Beach

    Located across from the Ampersand Mountain trailhead on NY Route 3, a trail will take you a short walk (about a half mile) to this beautiful, quiet beach on the shores of Middle Saranac Lake. Starting at the trailhead, you will continue along an u...

    1.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike Up Cobble Hill

    Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. This is a perfect hike for those with younger kids and want to expose them to hiking.Cobble Hill has a little bit of ever...

  • Rock Climb at Notch Mountain in the Adirondacks

    Park at the Moss Cliff Parking area on Route 86 and cross the road to the trailhead for Copperas Pond. Make a short but steep approach to Notch Mountain Slabs, taking a left when the trail appears to split. The immediate face has four single pitch...

  • Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Cascade Ski Center

    Spend a blissful day at Cascade Ski Center in the heart of the Adirondacks at Lake Placid, New York. This Nordic Ski Center has over 15 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing with rentals available. The Center also hosts ...

    15 miles

  • Hike Mount Jo

    This short hike offers exceptional views, perfect for late night sunsets and early morning sunrises. Take a lunch date to the summit and enjoy overlooking Heart Lake and New York's highest peak, Mt. Marcy. The trail to Mt. Jo trailhead is located ...

  • Hike Mount Marcy

    The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. This is the most popular route and leaves from the Adiron...

    14 miles 3170 ft gain

  • Hike Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois Mountains

    Although a bit strenuous this loop climb up the MacIntyre Range is one of the most beautiful climbs in all the High Peaks. I suggest that you travel past Marcy Dam to Avalanche Lake and ascend the range in that direction as the trail from Lake Col...

  • Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks

    The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking. Located just ten minutes outside of the famous Lake Placid, you do not want to miss visiting this alluring Loj in the woods.Starting from Lot number 1 from the Ad...

    12.6 miles 3300 ft gain

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