Winter Carnival Ice Palace, circa 1920
Courtesy of The Adirondack Research Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. www.saranaclakelibrary.org

Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone – Adirondack Lakes Region

Crowned with a castle made of ice, winter in the Adirondack Lakes Region is a season of celebration, a time to gather over the tipping of an ice-fishing rig,to arc down the slopes, to skate and sled and play. Discover family festivals, theatrical performances and the magic of winter in the mountains in the Adirondack Lakes Region. 

There's freedom on the trail, the snowy path winding through dense forests and along frozen rivers and lakes. Experience the best snowmobiling in the Adirondacks and start planning your sledding trip today. Book lodging right next to the trail, find restaurants and attractions within sled distance, and start monitoring the skies for the first snow.
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The Adirondack Lakes offer one of the most celebrated traditions in the Northeast: the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Each February, we gather to pay homage to our past, celebrate the present and revel in the possibilities of the future with 10 days of outdoor competitions, fireworks displays, and an array of delightful traditions and entertainment.
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For skiers and snowboarders, winter means one thing: spending as much time as possible on the slopes. Then there’s Nordic skiers and snowshoers, those who head into the forest seeking paths of calm and quiet. We have thousands of groomed trails, and endless miles of backcountry to explore. Winter means different things to different people.
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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 the Adirondacks, a wilderness destination for year-round discovery and play.

Saranac Lake

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. Enjoy alpine sports at Mt. Pisgah and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center. Home to the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, this small Adirondack town offers world-class entertainment and attractions on the outskirts of the Adirondack High Peaks.

Malone

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. This winter, ski and ride at Titus Mountain in Malone, offering tubing and night skiing.

Tupper Lake

In Tupper Lake, The Wild Center offers family-friendly, hands-on scientific exhibits indoors and out. Spend a weekend exploring Tupper Lake by boat in summer, enjoy an array of year-round events including Woodsmen’s Days, and explore the many hiking trails around the area. Tupper is also a must visit winter vacation destination for the entire family. Head to Big Tupper Ski Area for affordable family-friendly skiing and riding or drop a line through the ice from a shanty and experience some of the best ice fishing in NY.