The Wild Center
Colors of Lower Saranac Lake
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Adirondack Lakes Region - Franklin County, NY

This fall, beauty lies in wait in the Adirondack Lakes Region – as the lush green of summer bursts into the colorful foliage of autumn, annual traditions and festivals take hold of our imaginations. From the 90-Miler Canoe Classic to the Almanzo Wilder Homestead's annual Harvest Festival and Civil War Encampment, family-friendly fun and captivating entertainment.
Thereís nothing more iconic to the Adirondacks than a campfire burning brightly against the colors of fall. Explore the islands and coves of the Adirondack Lakes Regionís island campsites and get in one last swim, símore or trophy catch before the end of the season. New York State Campgrounds remain open through October 12.
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Autumn at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake offers an array of family-friendly outings and events offering opportunities to explore the changing landscape on hiking trails and waterways. Enjoy the museumís one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits, including spirited otters, a river of fish and daily visits from Adirondack wildlife.
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Explore the Adirondack Lakes Regionís history, natural beauty and literary heritage during fall festivals and events that open the doors of discovery for your whole family. From guided nature hikes and paddles at the Paul Smithís College Visitor Interpretive Center, to a stargazing get-together at the Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake.
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Adirondack Lakes Region is Franklin County, NY

Escape to the healing woods of the Adirondack Lakes Region in northern New York - home to expansive lakes perfect for summer adventures, vibrant fall colors and snowfall that transforms the landscape into a winter playground. Experience the best of the outdoors in Franklin County, a wilderness destination like no other.

One-of-a-Kind Communities

The Adirondack Park is home to some of the most vibrant communities in New York State. Saranac Lake, once a world-renowned health center specializing in tuberculosis treatment, boasts a thriving artistic enclave, rich with art galleries, musical talent and the Pendragon Theatre.

Past the scenic shores of Meacham Lake, Malone is just minutes south of the Canadian Border. Famed as the childhood home of Almanzo Wilder - immortalized in his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder's celebrated children's classic - Farmer Boy - the Wilder family's homestead is open to the public offering tours, events and seasonal festivals.

Adirondack Waterways

The Adirondack Lakes Region is home to more than 670 bodies of water offering unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation. Paddle historic Adirondack canoe routes, part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, or New York State's only designated wilderness canoe area - the St. Regis Canoe Area.

Enjoy an afternoon fishing on Rollins Pond or kayaking through Lake Flower's lochs before continuing on the Saranac River. Find incredible Adirondack island camping on the Saranac Lake Chain and fall asleep to the gentle sounds of lapping waves.

Family Friendly Attractions and Events

Tupper Lake's Museum, The Wild Center, offers a glimpse into the environmental history of the Adirondacks through interpretive lectures, interactive exhibits and special events. The Center is surrounded by forests and nature trails, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the Adirondacks on their own.

The Adirondack Lakes Region boasts some of the most challenging and celebrated Adirondack golf courses in the entire six-million-acre park, two of which boast a 4.5 rating from Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" list. From the historic Saranac Inn, to the Malone Golf Club's legendary lineage - play on the Adirondacks finest courses.

Whatever the season - find adventure, relaxation and more in New York's scenic Adirondack Lakes Region.