Saranac Lake is a village in New York State, in the heart of Adirondack Mountains. The village is named after three nearby Saranac lakes. Because of dry and cool climate, the area became known towards the end of 19th century among tuberculosis patients as the place to recover and recuperate and many cure cottages were constructed to serve them. One of the most famous guests was Robert Louis Stevenson, who stayed in one of the cottages in 1888. That cottage has been converted into a museum. Adirondack Carousel is a full-size carousel with hand-carved sculptures of animals native to the Adirondacks built by the local volunteers and artists. Saranac Laboratory was built in 1894 and was the first lab built for the research of tuberculosis in the U.S. It has been converted into a museum. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery is the coop representing 30 local artists. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake, NY

Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake, NY
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Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake, New York is a full-size carousel with hand-carved sculptures of animals native to the Adirondacks. The old-fashioned musical ride started as an idea by the local carver Karen Loffler and was built with thousands of hours of volunteer labor. The carousel is located in a 3,600-square foot pavilion. Pavilion is also a location of a range of galleries, workshops or classes. Outside the pavilion are the playground and a network of pathways. The carousel has total of 24 hand-carved wildlife animals. At any time, 18 of them are displayed at the carousel. There is also a wheelchair-accessible chariot. Kids delight in recognizing a large mouth bass, beaver, black fly, bobcat, salamander and turtle.

2 Depot St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-9521

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2.Saranac Laboratory Museum, Saranac Lake, New York

Saranac Laboratory Museum, Saranac Lake, New York
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Saranac Laboratory was built in 1894 and was the first lab built for the research of tuberculosis in the U.S. Historic Saranac Lake association meticulously restored the original building and in 2009 opened it as a museum. The museum has permanent exhibits on research and patient care and several temporary exhibits on local history. The Museum’s gift shop sells books on local history topics and souvenirs. During the summer, there are weekly tours of the historic sites. Special groups can request tours in the off season. Visit Historic Saranac Lake Events Page to see the full schedule. Historic Saranac Lake also offers an online encyclopedia of local history.

89 Church St # 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-4606

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3.Adirondack Artists Guild, Saranac Lake, New York

Adirondack Artists Guild, Saranac Lake, New York
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The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery was established in 1997 in Saranac Lake, New York. The gallery operates year around and represents thirty regional fine artists. Their displayed work expresses the vitality and beauty of the Adirondacks. The Guild is a cooperative and its members share costs, chores, successes and friendships. The members all live in the area. The guild limits the number of its members to 15 to provide sufficient display space for all artist. There are always artists in the gallery, sometimes painting or carving, sometimes cleaning up the gallery, sometimes discussing art with other artists or patrons. There is a new exhibits every month.

52 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-2615

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4.Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum, Saranac Lake, New York

Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum, Saranac Lake, New York
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Stevenson Cottage is a historic cottage in Saranac Lake, New York. The one and half story house was completed in 1866. The L-shaped wood-frame structure sits on a fieldstone foundation and has wood-frame siding. It was built as a residence, but was later used as a cure cottage. Author Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the west wing of the house with his family from October 1887 to April 1888. He was recovering from a lung disease. In 1920, the house was bought by the Stevenson Society of America, which converted it into a museum of the Stevenson’s memorabilia. During his stay in Saranac Lake, Stevenson wrote a number of essays and started writing The Master of Ballantrae. The cottage is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

44 Stevenson Ln, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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5.Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Saranac Lake, New York

Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Saranac Lake, New York
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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist railway located in the Adirondack Park. It operates on tracks of the former New York Central Railroad, part of the Genesee Valley Transportation Company, between Utica and Lake Placid. The railroad is now run by the not-for-profit Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society. The train crews is composed mostly of volunteers. The former railroad track is a multi-use corridor used for rail traffic during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, and in the winter as a snowmobile trail. Historic stations in Holland Patent, Remsen, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid have been restored.

330 Main St #102, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: 800-819-2291

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6.Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Saranac Lake, New York

Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Saranac Lake, New York
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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist railway located in the Adirondack Park. It operates on tracks of the former New York Central Railroad, part of the Genesee Valley Transportation Company, between Utica and Lake Placid. The railroad is now run by the not-for-profit Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society. The train crews is composed mostly of volunteers. The former railroad track is a multi-use corridor used for rail traffic during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, and in the winter as a snowmobile trail. Historic stations in Holland Patent, Remsen, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid have been restored.

330 Main St #102, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: 800-819-2291

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7.Bartok Cabin, Saranac Lake, New York

Bartok Cabin, Saranac Lake, New York
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The great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók spent the summer of 1945 in Saranac Lake, writing his Third Piano Concerto and Viola Concerto. It was the last year of his life. He was suffering from polycythemia, a form of leukemia. His doctor sent him to Saranac Lake to recuperate. Bartók came to Saranac Lake first time in the summer of 1943 and at first stayed at the large cure cottage owned by Mrs. Margaret Sageman. While staying there, Bartók composed his Concerto for Orchestra. He returned to the Sageman Cottage in 1944 and in the summer of 1945, Bartok and his family moved into a four-room cabin owned by Mrs. M. A. Levy. It is not known when was the cabin built. Almost 70 years later, the cabin became neglected and dilapidated and was saved by the Historic Saranac Lake. The society today organizes concerts, tours and school programs, celebrating the works of the world-renowned composer. Tours of the Bartók Cabin are available only through Historic Saranac Lake.

89 Church Street, Suite 2, Saranac Lake, New York 12983, Phone: 518-891-4606

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8.Bartok Cabin, Saranac Lake, New York

Bartok Cabin, Saranac Lake, New York
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The great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók spent the summer of 1945 in Saranac Lake, writing his Third Piano Concerto and Viola Concerto. It was the last year of his life. He was suffering from polycythemia, a form of leukemia. His doctor sent him to Saranac Lake to recuperate. Bartók came to Saranac Lake first time in the summer of 1943 and at first stayed at the large cure cottage owned by Mrs. Margaret Sageman. While staying there, Bartók composed his Concerto for Orchestra. He returned to the Sageman Cottage in 1944 and in the summer of 1945, Bartok and his family moved into a four-room cabin owned by Mrs. M. A. Levy. It is not known when was the cabin built. Almost 70 years later, the cabin became neglected and dilapidated and was saved by the Historic Saranac Lake. The society today organizes concerts, tours and school programs, celebrating the works of the world-renowned composer. Tours of the Bartók Cabin are available only through Historic Saranac Lake.

89 Church Street, Suite 2, Saranac Lake, New York 12983, Phone: 518-891-4606

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9.Blue Moon Cafe, Saranac Lake, New York

Blue Moon Cafe, Saranac Lake, New York
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Blue Moon Café is a small, cozy and homey restaurant in Saranac Lake, New York serving the locals and visitors since 1996. They offer hearty breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches on fresh-baked breads and interesting bistro fare. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Blue Moon was the first coffee bar in the area. In 1997 they started offering fresh fruit smoothies without any additives and introduced the first panini to Saranac Lake. Their dishes are made using fresh local produce, eggs and forage goodies as well as local beef. They offer gourmet dinner and their fully stocked bar in the back offers nice selection of beers and wine.

55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-1310

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10.Blue Moon Cafe, Saranac Lake, New York

Blue Moon Cafe, Saranac Lake, New York
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Blue Moon Café is a small, cozy and homey restaurant in Saranac Lake, New York serving the locals and visitors since 1996. They offer hearty breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches on fresh-baked breads and interesting bistro fare. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Blue Moon was the first coffee bar in the area. In 1997 they started offering fresh fruit smoothies without any additives and introduced the first panini to Saranac Lake. Their dishes are made using fresh local produce, eggs and forage goodies as well as local beef. They offer gourmet dinner and their fully stocked bar in the back offers nice selection of beers and wine.

55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-1310

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11.Nori's Good Food Naturally, Saranac Lake, New York

Nori's Good Food Naturally, Saranac Lake, New York
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Nori's Good Food Naturally is a popular organic grocery store in Saranac Lake, in the heart of Adirondacks. For the last 30 years, they have provided locals and visitors with the very best in farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, home and beauty products, health supplements, and more. Their Grab & Go Deli serves a range of prepared dishes including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items. They offer daily selection of sandwiches, wraps, hot meals, and soups, all made from local, organic and natural ingredients. Their Riverside Café is the place for a cup of good coffee a sandwich or a smoothie while enjoying the view of the river. Hot dinners are served from Monday to Saturday.

138 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-6079

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12.Nori's Good Food Naturally, Saranac Lake, New York

Nori's Good Food Naturally, Saranac Lake, New York
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Nori's Good Food Naturally is a popular organic grocery store in Saranac Lake, in the heart of Adirondacks. For the last 30 years, they have provided locals and visitors with the very best in farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, home and beauty products, health supplements, and more. Their Grab & Go Deli serves a range of prepared dishes including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free items. They offer daily selection of sandwiches, wraps, hot meals, and soups, all made from local, organic and natural ingredients. Their Riverside Café is the place for a cup of good coffee a sandwich or a smoothie while enjoying the view of the river. Hot dinners are served from Monday to Saturday.

138 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, Phone: 518-891-6079

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