6 Reasons Nature Enthusiasts Enjoy the Saranac Waterfront Lodge
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Since Fall is here, nature enthusiasts are already out on the hunt for some of the most scenic fall foliage, with peak hues of crimson, umbre and saffron colors to be found. The Adirondack region is one of the best known places to view this change of season and mother nature's painting perfection. While out and about enjoying this glorious transition, why not see the list below of six other items nature enthusiasts enjoy around Saranac Lake.
1. Take a stroll.
Within the town of Saranac Lake, those wishing to be out in the revitalizing space of the region, and still remain close to civilization, can take a walk along the river. Take a structured one mile stroll along the winding waters, with easy access for all. Grab a coffee or refreshing treat and take in the scenery, the history and the pleasing sounds of nature while you visit the area.
2. Before the fall, comes the flowers.
There’s still time to see the wildflowers before the leaves change their colors. Enjoy a walk to identify the flowers on your own or with guided tours, like the one offered with Rich on the Bloomingdale Bog Trails. With ample trails around the various lakes in the area, there will be no lack of flowers to view.
3. What’s to eat?
You don’t have to be watching Alone, or be on Naked and Afraid to learn what nature can offer in the way of sustenance. With Paul Smith College, nature enthusiasts, novice and advanced, can join together in a program to learn to identify edible plants. Learn how to appreciate what nature has to offer, and harvest these plants to safely consume and allow the plant to replenish for future harvesting.
4. Cleanse your senses.
Breathe deep. Take in the natural essence of your surroundings. Draw in the peace of the planet. It’s all possible with Forest Bathing: Guided Sensory Experiences. Try this nature activity on your next trip to Saranac Lake. Groups meet at Mt. Pisgah Lodge to experience this upcoming trend of soaking in nature.
5. Maple Sugaring
Another avenue for sustenance, and it’s so sweet, is maple sugaring. The Adirondack area is no stranger to this activity, and the region's nature has always been conducive to the task. There are a dozen areas that partake in the process, as well as weekends during the Thurman Maple Days in March, with farms devoted to the process. What a sweet way to discover what nature around us has to offer.
6. Get your feet wet.
We started our list out with the RiverWalk, but what if you could actually walk in the river? What a great way to ground yourself while actually in nature? How much further can you be immersed than actually submerging your feet, ankles and legs in a “in” river walk? Grab your hiking poles and waders and head out to the streams and rivers surrounding Saranac Lake. Private walking trips, or guided tours can be planned into your next visit by checking out Adirondack Riverwalking.
Love nature and can’t get enough of it? Looking for something educational, refreshing and fun while visiting Saranac Lake? Try any one of these six adventures available for nature enthusiasts, and so many more, when visiting the region. You will leave revitalized and reconnected with mother earth and your inner soul.