The Best Cabin Getaways: Saranac Lake, New York

I want to escape to a cabin in the woods. I'm looking for someplace that's really isolated, but close to lots of recreation and a small town where I can grab a decent bite to eat. What do you recommend?

May 23, 2012
Outside Magazine
Lake Saranac

Lake Saranac via Shutterstock    Photo: Maxim Kazitov


A lot of travelers overlook Adirondack State Park, which is great for the city-dwellers who come every summer to unwind in New York's northern hinterlands. The preserve, which is larger than the state of Vermont, brings together epic glacial lakes, legendary fly-fishing streams, and some of the tallest peaks in the East. You'll find plenty of cabins in the woods and on the lakeshores around the town of Saranac Lake, nearby Lake Placid's homier cousin.

Taste of civilization: Get the Sara burger, made from local beef, at the Blue Moon Café on Main Street.

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