Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located on the corner of River and Main streets, right on the shore of Lake Flower. It’s easy to find because people are usually gathered there enjoying the gorgeous view of Scarface Mountain or participating in one of the many events that take place here. In the summer it might be a free concert, fun runs, or the huge Farmers Market, which happens every Saturday. In the winter the park is home to one of Winter Carnival’s most endearing events, the Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like!


  • Picnic Area
  • Bandshell
  • Boat dock
  • Scenic views


Trails run through us

kayak and canoe in a river

Our shorter trails are great for day hikes, but Saranac Lake is also intersected by a couple of longer routes:

Northern Forest Canoe Trail: 740-mile water route from Old Forge, NY to Fort Kent, ME. NFCT now has an information hub in downtown Saranac Lake located at 84 Main St.

Jackrabbit Ski Trail: 34-mile ski trail from Keene to Paul Smiths.

Saranac Lake Recreation

Check out our interactive Recreation Map to view boat launches, canoe access sites, trailheads, bicycle access, and scenic walkways around Saranac Lake.

Walk Friendly Community Silver Award

walk friendly communities logo

Saranac Lake is designated as a Silver-Level community due to the impressive levels of walking and excellent planning efforts. Saranac Lake is a very walkable community and most errands can be accomplished on foot. A walk through the Village provides beautiful lake and river views, historic architecture, parks for refuge and recreation, and many dining and shopping possibilities. Learn more.

Saranac Lake Walk of Fame

walk of fame plaque

The Walk of Fame recognizes residents or former residents who have distinguished themselves positively, on a national or international level in the arts, sciences, entertainment, sports, commerce, philanthropy or government, bringing honor to themselves and, by their residency in Saranac Lake, to our community.

Out to launch

people canoeing

Our waterways can get you from downtown to the great outdoors in no time! Launch from any of these locations and you’ll be soaking up mountain views in minutes:

  • Baldwin Park Cartop Launch, Lake Flower
  • Lake Colby Boat Launch
  • Riverwalk Kayak Launch, Saranac River
  • Ampersand Bay Boat Launch, Lower Saranac Lake
  • Lake Flower Boat Launch

Parks within the Park

Lovely and local — a taste of the Adirondack Park, right in town. Since 1910, the Village Improvement Society has owned and maintained seven local parks and beautified the Village with flower plantings. These parks offer a relaxing refuge and plenty of scenic views.

  • Beaver Park
  • Denny Park
  • Dorsey Park
  • Sunset Arboretum
  • Triangle Park & Herb Garden
  • Vest Pocket Park