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Saranac Lake Travel Guide

Often referred to as the best small town in New York, Saranac Lake is a haven for vacationers and adventurers, as it is nestled in Adirondack Park. In addition to hiking and exploring, there are fascinating museums to visit. There is also a vibrant arts scene in the downtown area, which is known for its classical architecture. There are local shops to explore, as well as a good choice of restaurants. There is everything from cafés and grilles to coffee shops and international restaurants.

Things to Do in Saranac Lake

For summer recreation, head to Saranac Lake. This is a scenic lake that is perfect for kayaking and canoeing. A popular attraction for families is the Adirondack Carousel. This is old fashioned fun, with hand carved animals to ride. To enjoy the history of Saranac Lake, head to the Saranac Laboratory Museum. This was the first laboratory in the United States that was working on a cure for tuberculosis and it was built in 1894. Now visitors can learn more about scientific research here. In addition, there is the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum to visit in Saranac Lake.

Best Time to Visit Saranac Lake

Vacationers head to Saranac Lake in the summer months, but May is also a good time to visit.

Price and Availability Index in Saranac Lake

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Saranac Lake is in August, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Saranac Lake is in the high season in July. Saranac Lake has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Saranac Lake tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Saranac Lake tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Saranac Lake

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Saranac Lake. The hottest month in Saranac Lake is July, when temperatures peak at 88 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -25 ˚F. The wettest month in Saranac Lake is June with 7.92 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.76 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Saranac Lake

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more. We have 362 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Saranac Lake ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Saranac Lake can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $44 per night. A typical accommodation in Saranac Lake costs on average $260 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Saranac Lake, then you can choose from over 252 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 28 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 3 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Saranac Lake? Then choose one of the 266 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 3 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 125 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 7 providers in Saranac Lake, including 188 places to stay from Airbnb, 64 accommodations from VRBO and 26 places to stay from Glamping Hub

286 of our accommodations in Saranac Lake have been reviewed and rated. 75% are rated excellent or good. 101 accommodations allow instant booking.

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