SARANAC LAKE, NY
Located in the Tri-Lakes region, which spans two counties and three towns, the town of Saranac Lake is a quintessential small town home to a tightly-knit community. Prior to the turn of the 19th century, the Mohawk people used this area as their hunting ground, and the first European Americans settled here in 1819. Soon after their arrival, William F. Martin built one of the first hotels in the area, and his lake house (known as "Martin's") became a favorite place for hunters, woodsmen, and socialites. The popularity of skiing increased in the late 1880's, and New York's rich and famous flocked to the region to enjoy year-round entertainments.
Many influential people visited the Saranac Lake region, including Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Calvin Coolidge, and even New York's current governor Andrew Cuomo. Shopping, camping, boating, and hiking, as well as cultural activities from open-air concerts to museums, theaters, and restaurants provide entertainment every day of the week. Winter activities include an annual 10-day winter carnival, cross-country, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Today, well-heeled visitors continue to travel to the region, enjoying the natural beauty, cool, clean air and impressive array of activities.
Home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states, the Adirondacks span more than 6 million acres across 12 regional destinations. The Algonquin peoples and the Mohawk nation traveled this land but never settled it, and the region eventually came under control of the English. After the American Revolutionary War, the land passed to the people of New York State and in 1989 part of the region was designated by UNESCO as the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve. Nearly 60 percent of the Adirondack Mountains are covered in hardwood forest; these forests and their accompanying wetlands are home to various wildlife including turtles, moose, and many species of birds.
Birding, hunting, motorcycling, rock climbing, and golf offer an array of fun in the mountains; however, if more refined pursuits are desired, then museums, shopping, and wineries in the area are sure to please. Endless warm-weather adventures to be had in the Adirondacks include water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, boating, and fishing. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many different hiking trails to choose from including the 46 Adirondack High Peaks and the 3,000-acre Paul Smiths VIC that features 6 miles of interpretive trails and 8 miles of backcountry trails that showcase the natural beauty of the Adirondacks.
Below you will find directions from Camp Iroquois to Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG), Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK), and Albany International Airport (ALB)
ARRIVING BY AIR
Camp Iroquois is just a 10 minute drive from the Adirondack Regional Airport. The commercial Carrier, Cape Air, offers regularly scheduled flights between SLK and BOS. There are also a number of Charter Services which regularly fly to and from Saranac Lake. For their private pilots, SLK offers services including: fueling, hanger space, tie downs, a mechanic located on-field, and more.
ARRIVING BY CAR
Rental cars are available at the Adirondack Regional Airport (Hertz) or from other rental agencies nearby. They have everything from small cars to bigger vehicles at reasonable rates. Having your own car or a rental car would give you the maximum flexibility, twenty-four hours a day, but we could arrange for a personal driver if needed.
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