Introduction to Saranac Lake, New York
Saranac Lake History
Saranac Lake was settled in 1819 by Jacob Smith Moody. A logging facility and sawmill were established in 1827, by Alric Bushnell and Pliny Miller. The first school was built in 1838, and telephone service was introduced in 1884. The Village of Saranac Lake was incorporated on June 16th, 1892. The first village president, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, founded the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in this area in 1884.
Saranac Lake and Nearby Attractions
- Mount Pisgah Ski Area
- Charles Dickert Wildlife Museum
- John Brown Farm State Historic Site
- Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage
- High Falls Gorge
Things To Do In Saranac Lake
Exhibits in the Adirondack Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the area. The New York Times named this museum as "the best of its kind in the world". The Charles Dickert Wildlife Museum, and Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage are also nearby. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Saranac Lake Golf Course. The High Falls Gorge offers self guided scenic tours, snowboard rentals, and ski rentals. Residents of the community also host the annual Winter Carnival in February.
Saranac Lake Transportation
The closest major airport is Massena International Airport - Richards Field.
Saranac Lake Higher Education
North Country Community College is located in Saranac Lake. Among the nearby colleges are SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Clarkson University, and Adirondack Community College.