Adirondack Lakes Region - Franklin County, NY

This spring, escape to the Adirondack Lakes Region, home to expansive lakes and towering mountains. From maple sugaring at the Wild Center, to early spring hiking in the Saranac Six, experience the best of the outdoors in Franklin County - a wilderness destination like no other.
You're invited to experience the secrets of the Adirondacks from the smallest insect to a towering glacier in a totally unique and experiential museum nestled in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Get up close to an otter, spot the many fish of the region, and discover what makes the Adirondacks amazing.
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Spring returns to the Adirondack Lakes Region on the wings of migrating birds. Home to an incredible variety of bird species, the spring nesting season provides ample bird watching opportunities in Franklin County. Birders flock to the region annually for the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration at the Paul Smith's VIC.
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Once the snow and ice retreat, spring is a time for paddlers to get out in the Adirondack Lakes Region. If you've been itching all winter for the serene pleasure of watching the lake come alive - now's the time to grab your paddles and head for the nearest boat launch. Fish for trout or simply meander with the current.
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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.