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Adirondack Scenic Railroad  Travel between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.
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Saranac Lake is safe. Its a kind town night and day. Dig the hills, woods, and water. there is bus service twice daily to Lake Placid. One quality of Saranac Lake is lack of heavy vehicle traffic. Walking is the perfect way to explore the town.
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The River Walk - There is a path along the Saranac River through most of the village.
The first building you will see on your walk is the Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company Building. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Next to the Paul Smith building is the dam that creates the only lake in Saranac Lake, Lake Flower. Next to the dam is a small power house and next to that a very good Italian Joint. Across Mail Street is River Park, which has a band stand, the Saranac Lake Bears and where you can find a boat that will take you on a tour of the lake.
Following Main Street north you cross River Street which leads east to Lake Placid and west to Tupper Lake; the 2 other towns that make up the Tri-Lakes area. And you come to the Harriettstown Town Hall and its beautiful clock tower.
The Annual Winter Carnival -- Saranac Lake is home to one of the nation's oldest Winter Carnivals each February
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Saranac Lake has several very pleasant Art Shops. It also has book stores (one new, one used) and a fine Army Surplus store. Next door, is a beautiful Native American shop. For healthy, organic food, herbs, and peaceful atmosphere, try Noris. There are some antique stores, but if you want a real adventure, search through The Gold Mine.
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Morgan's 11 (pizza, etc.)
Owl's Nest (locally highly-rated pizza)
Hotel Saranac has two restaurants - A.P. Smith for upscale dining and The Boathouse for pub-like fare
The Blue Moon Cafe - Serves a great breakfast with all home-made items. Also serves lunch and great dinner.
Mountain Mist Custard is on the edge of Lake Flower.
China King and China Jade for take-out and sit-in.
Doneleys is home of the best ice cream in the entire world. Open summers only.
Nori's is a great place for organic, vegan food.
Lake Flower Deli is the place for a delicious sandwich.
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The water provided by the village utility comes from McKenzie Pond, and tastes especially good.
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there is a pond with giant frogs. Check it out.
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