Saranac Lake, New York

Saranac Lake, New York
Lake Flower, from Riverside Park
Lake Flower, from Riverside Park
Nickname(s): 
The Capital of the Adirondacks
Saranac Lake is located in New York Adirondack Park
Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake
Location in the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°19′34″N 74°7′51″W / 44.32611°N 74.13083°W / 44.32611; -74.13083Coordinates: 44°19′34″N 74°7′51″W / 44.32611°N 74.13083°W / 44.32611; -74.13083
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountiesFranklin, Essex
TownsHarrietstown, North Elba, St. Armand
Government
 • TypeMayor and Board of Trustees
 • MayorClyde Rabideau
Area
 • Total3.15 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Land2.90 sq mi (7.50 km2)
 • Water0.25 sq mi (0.64 km2)
Elevation
1,545 ft (471 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,406
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
5,200
 • Density1,794.96/sq mi (693.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
12983
Area code(s)518 Exchanges: 891.897
FIPS code36-65233
GNIS feature ID0964482
Websitewww.saranaclakeny.gov

Saranac Lake is a village in the state of New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,406.[3] The village is named after Upper, Middle and Lower Saranac lakes, which are nearby.

The village of Saranac Lake covers parts of three towns (Harrietstown, St. Armand, and North Elba) and two counties (Franklin and Essex). The county line is within two blocks of the center of the village. At the 2010 census, 3,897 village residents lived in Harrietstown,[4] 1,367 lived in North Elba,[5] and 142 lived in St. Armand.[6] The village boundaries do not touch the shores of any of the three Saranac Lakes; Lower Saranac Lake, the nearest, is a half mile west of the village. The northern reaches of Lake Flower, which is a wide part of the Saranac River downstream from the three Saranac Lakes, lie within the village. The town of Saranac is an entirely separate entity, 33 miles (53 km) down the Saranac River to the northeast.

The village lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park, 9 miles (14 km) west of Lake Placid. These two villages, along with nearby Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region.

Saranac Lake was named in 1995 the best small town in New York State and ranked 11th in the United States in The 100 Best Small Towns in America.[7] In 1998, the National Civic League named Saranac Lake an All-America City, and in 2006 the village was named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[8] 186 buildings in the village are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
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  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Saranac Lake village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 22, 2016.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Saranac Lake village (part), Harrietstown town, Franklin County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Saranac Lake village (part), North Elba town, Essex County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Saranac Lake village (part), St. Armand town, Essex County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Crampton, Norman, The 100 Best Small Towns in America, Arco, 1995. ISBN 978-0-02-860577-7
  8. ^ National Trust - Dozen Distinctive Destinations