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National magazines promote Saranac Lake

May 26, 2012
By CHRIS KNIGHT - Senior Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - The village is getting some positive publicity in a pair of big-name print and online publications.

The June/July issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine profiles Saranac Lake in a feature about popular summer travel destinations.

The article references recreational opportunities like canoeing Upper Saranac Lake, hiking the nearby "kid friendly" Panther Mountain (although the writer mistakenly describes it as Panther Peak, the 4,442-foot, similarly named High Peak north of Newcomb) and excursions to the Wild Center nature museum in Tupper Lake. The writer also mentions Saranac Lake's history as a tuberculosis curing community, interviewed Ursula Trudeau about rowing and highlights community events like Hobofest and the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Meanwhile, recently listed Saranac Lake as one of its four "Best Cabin Getaways" in its Adventure Adviser blog.

"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 post reads. "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."

The post also recommends visitors to Saranac Lake try the Sara Burger at the Blue Moon Cafe on Main Street.



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