As you drive down the forested slopes of the scenic Adirondack Mountains, you will suddenly arrive at the shimmering waters of Saranac Lake. With old trees reflected in the clear water, it is an idyllic scene of peace and tranquility, so close to several big cities and so far away from the stress and noise. Ampersand Bay Resort is spread on 28 acres on Lower Saranac Lake, right on the sandy shores, and it is perfect for swimming, fishing, canoeing, or lounging in the shade. Accommodation ranges from superbly decorated wood and stone luxury suites, luxury camping in the charming rustic cottages, or private modern cabins.
All accommodations offer full kitchens, private bathrooms, two or three spacious bedrooms, and one to three bathrooms. Some have private porches or balconies, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, dining tables, rainfall showerheads, and Jacuzzi tubs. Wi-Fi is free in the communal areas. Nightly campfires, free use of the kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats are available for all guests. The lake is full of bass, bullhead, and pike for avid fishermen.
31 Bayside Dr, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, 518-891-3001
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