Things to do in Saranac Lake this Spring
Saranac Lake has no shortage of springtime fun. From good food and art openings to mountaintop vistas, here are a few of our favorite things to do each spring:
Saranac Lake Galleries
Saranac Lake is known for its shimmering lakes, its soaring Adirondack peaks, and the gorgeous scenery that comes with it. It’s no surprise that artists have been flocking to the region to capture this scenery on canvas for generations. Saranac Lake’s bustling art scene includes a number of local galleries that host exhibitions each season. Plan a visit to a gallery opening to shop, browse, and indulge in a little wine and cheese.
Hike the Peaks
Hiking is one of our favorite ways to get outdoors in the spring. With six peaks conveniently located around Saranac Lake, a spring hike up one (or more!) of the Saranac Six is a great way to get some peaks under your belt while you’re with us.
Explore the Region’s History
Saranac Laboratory Museum is a one-of-a-kind history museum. Run by the Saranac Lake Historical Society and located in the former Saranac Laboratory, the museum focuses on the region’s role in treating Tuberculosis patients in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mountain air, long thought to be a cure for this deadly disease, drove many patients to the Adirondack and helped popularize the town in the popular imagination. The museum is located in a former TB lab and also hosts an array of exhibits on local history, including a recent feature on the bootlegging, prohibition, and the roaring 20s in Saranac Lake.
Mountain Biking is a popular way to get outside each spring. With a diversity of trail types, bikers can choose from machine-built flow trails to scenic rides along abandoned railroad corridors. Use TrailForks to explore trail options and plan a mountain bike outing in the Adirondacks.
You never know what the season has in store. We love a late winter because it’s an excuse to make another trip to the mountain for the last bluebird days of the season. Whiteface, Pisgah, Dewey, and Titus mountains are the slopes in our corner of the Adirondacks.
Dine in, or Dine Out
The restaurants at Saranac Waterfront Lodge, Navigator’s Lounge and the Boathouse, are open year-round and offer a mix of casual cuisine and fine dining, but there’s also plenty of delicious options to be found in and around downtown Saranac Lake. From beers at the Blue Line Brewery and pub food at Grizle T’s Scullery to fine dining at Red Fox and sweet indulgences at Blue Moon Café.