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Best things to do in Saranac Lake

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cafe
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“Best breakfast in town. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner with a great menu. Something for everyone - everything homemade.”
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Cafe
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“Delicious Lattes and baked goods! Artisan food, both breakfast, and lunch. Creative, fun drinks both warm and iced. A local favorite”
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Bar
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“Excellent selection of whiskeys, beers and wine. And wonderful menu with many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan selections. And the brussel sprouts are the BEST in the Adirondacks! ”
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Cafe
“French cuisine, cute outdoor seating along the river.d Dog- friendly. Delicious crepes! Fun live music in the evenings, check their website or facebook for details.”
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Restaurant
“The food is "okay" here. It's a popular spot owing to the lack of alternatives. Good for families as there is a lot of space.”
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Restaurant
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“A short walk from the doorstep, where locals and visitors alike enjoy fine Mexican cuisine, cool margaritas, and a fun social scene. Happy Hours under on the veranda are a must.”
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Bar
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“A fun local bar on the main street of Saranac Lake with great live music and close to places to eat!”
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Brewery
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“Hearty American Food, Selection of their home-brewed beers, be early, closes at 9pm during the week, former car wash !, In Saranac Lake (15 minutes to drive)”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“A carousel with animals found in the Adirondack Park. Crafted by local artisans. ”
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Point of Interest
“The quality of the acting, directing and design is outstanding for a small professional theatre in the Adirondacks.”
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Restaurant
“We think it is the best Pizza in town, they also have gluten free crusts that are pretty good. ”
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Restaurant
“Fiddleheads has an ever-changing menu, using local and seasonal food. Great outdoor seating on a summer day! ”
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Restaurant
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“A talented chef makes great food to eat there or take out. Call at least an hour ahead to pick up the best take out in town.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“A basic grocery store near downtown Saranac Lake. Another larger Tops is found on the outskirts of the village heading toward Lake Placid.”
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Point of Interest
“Mountain biking in the non-snow months, cross country trails during the snow months.”
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Art Gallery
“We partner with them to offer creative vacation getaways and you can participate in hands on activities no matter what level or age”
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