Winter is here, and while many people like to run away to the sun and the sand, our favorite destination in the winter is right in our backyard, Saranac Lake in The Adirondacks.
Saranac Lake offers many things for visitors, from a reawakened downtown lined with restaurants and shops, to festive events, to cold-weather outdoor activities. Here are some of our favorites:
New Year’s Eve Celebration First Night
The First Night celebrations offers a shared cultural celebration to mark the passing of the previous year and beginning of the new one. More than a dozen acts in ten different venues will entertain you. Each performance lasts about one hour, and seating is first come, first served. Fireworks are lit off at midnight over Lake Flower.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Running from February 1-10, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is a week of sporting events, parades, a gala, fireworks, and more. The carnival starts and ends with amazing fireworks displays. Miss the carnival? Don’t worry you can enjoy the ice palace all winter long!
Historic Hotel Saranac
Pampering more your style? The newly reopened Hotel Saranac offers the amenities of a high-end city resort, while set in cozy Saranac Lake. Enjoy comfort fare, craft beers, and creative cocktails at Campfire Adirondack Grill, enjoy top-of-the-line spa treatments at Ampersand Spa, or poke around Academy & Main, a shop filled with cut-above local goods.
Just a short drive from Saranac Lake, visit Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex and channel your inner Olympian. Visit the museum, check out the historic ice skating rink, or even hop in a bobsled if you’re feeling adventurous!
While this only begins to cover the multitude of options awaiting you in Saranac Lake, we hope this get you started planning your perfect winter getaway. Although it is far up north, getting there is easy!
Hop on a quick Cape Air flight in Boston, and you’ll be there in less than 2 hours. With three flights each day, baggage agreements with most major carriers, and a single itinerary, traveling is a breeze. Book your flight today at capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.