Explore Adirondack Frontier: Where Mountains and Lakes Meet Downtown Charm


Chateaugay Falls © Courtesy of Franklin County

Are you looking for an adventure-filled weekend getaway? Or a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Look no further than Explore Adirondack Frontier Region, the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts!

Spending a weekend in the Adirondack Mountains has never been easier and more affordable with direct flights from JFK and Logan airports to the Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, New York, The Capital of the Adirondacks. Franklin County, New York, is also known by its destination name, Explore Adirondack Frontier. How about taking a break from city life and exploring all that the region has to offer?

Whether you’re an avid golfer or just looking to unwind on the greens, the Adirondacks have something for you. Golf enthusiasts will love our four fantastic Adirondack golf courses, including the renowned Malone Golf Club, a 36-hole PGA Championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones. Booking a weekend getaway may be just the breath of fresh air you need to improve your game!

If you’re looking to get back to nature, lace up your hiking boots and head to Explore Adirondack Frontier, where you’ll find some of the best hiking trails in the country. With four of the 46 high peaks located in Explore Adirondack Frontier, there’s no shortage of breathtaking views and challenging climbs. But if you’re not quite up for the high peaks yet, don’t worry—the Tupper Triad offers a series of three hikes that are a bit easier and more relaxing.

While you’re out exploring, Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) is an excellent place for family-friendly outdoor fun! The walking trails at the VIC are well-maintained and are a great place to see local wildlife—who knows; you might even spot a moose!

LC Beach © Courtesy of Franklin County
LC Beach © Courtesy of Franklin County

If the water is calling your name, we’ve got you covered. No need to bring your own kayak or canoe, the Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake has all the equipment you need to rent, and they’ll even help you plan your paddling excursion. And with their own boat launch, it’s never been easier to get out on the water and explore the beauty of the Adirondacks.

When the sun sets, the fun doesn’t stop! The streets of downtown Saranac Lake are flooded with music! The Waterhole Music Lounge is one of many stops downtown that offer live entertainment with an excellent selection of pub fare to take in the local sounds! Also located downtown is the remarkable Hotel Saranac, an upscale destination all on its own. From dining at the Campfire Bar & Grill (the tableside s’mores are a must) to pampering yourself at the spa after a fun day of exploring, you’ll feel refreshed and ready for another day of adventure before heading home.

We’re thrilled to share the hidden gem that is Explore Adirondack Frontier with you. 

Whether you’re looking for mountains, lakes, or downtowns, it’s what we do best. So what are you waiting for? Plan your getaway today and experience all that the Adirondacks have to offer. For more ideas on how to plan your trip, visit ExploreAdirondackFrontier.com

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The Adirondack Frontier is located in Franklin County, the northeast corner of the Park, and is known for its limitless outdoor recreation including: hiking, biking, fishing, camping, paddling, skiing, golfing, and snowmobiling.


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