Saranac Lake area 

chamber of commerce 

Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships

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OUR MISSION

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 as the community's leading advocate for business. The mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its membership and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies. The Chamber provides business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of the Saranac Lake community.

By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its members, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization working to improve the quality of life in the Tri-Lakes area.

CONTACT US

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director@slareachamber.org

518.891.1990 and 518.891.1991

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Upcoming events

    • January 19, 2019
    • Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    Historic Saranac Lake Surreal Gala -- Our second annual winter gala will revisit the roaring twenties to celebrate surreal art of the era. Get out your flapper dress or your top hat, and add something surreal! The 2019 gala returns to the beautiful Hotel Saranac for wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Great Hall and an intimate sit-down dinner in the Ballroom. Music will once again provided by the fabulous Crackin’ Foxy. Photo booth fun provided by Clix Photo booth. Tickets are $150 per person and going fast!

    • January 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Chilly Ski Festival Day of Activities at the Paul Smiths VIC. Free. Chili for sale 12pm - 2pm  or while supplies last. Enjoy a full day at the VIC as we celebrate our annual Chilly Ski Fest. Fun family activities will take place indoors and outside throughout the day.


    • January 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

     Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • January 27, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    • The Saranac Lake Civic Center, 225 Ampersand Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    Free Public Skating for anyone at The Saranac Lake Civic Center. 

    • January 31, 2019
    • February 03, 2019

    The Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and other neighboring venues. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Lake Placid Village Municipal Parking Lot, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah. For more information go to https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/.

    • January 31, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Main St. and Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    Let's celebrate winter sports in Saranac Lake with hot cocoa, flaming fire, and a decidedly different warm-up! Watch the Empire State Winter Games torch travel through Saranac Lake. Come out from 3:30 to 4:30pm to the Berkeley Green. Sponsored by Community Bank and Adirondack Health. 

    Empire State Winter Games will take place from January 31 - February 3, 2019.
    Saranac Lake area venues include:
    -Dewey Mountain Recreation Center
    -Mt Pisgah Recreation Center
    -Saranac Lake Civic Center
    -Paul Smith's College VIC


    • February 01, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • Downtown Saranac Lake

    Don't miss the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! This 10-day celebration starts the first weekend in February. Parades, games, exhibits, celebrations, concerts, and more, all with a focus on family fun. We start and end with incredible fireworks. The Ice Palace (made from real ice right out of Lake Flower) comes with a King, Queen, and royal court.

    Since 1897, our Winter Carnival has been a grassroots, volunteer-driven event that started as a celebration to break up the spectacular, but deep, winters. The extra impetus came from the village’s transition from lively logging community to wilderness research and cure center for tuberculosis.  The patients and residents needed a boost to their morale, and so the Winter Carnival was born.

    Of course, we have plenty of lively, snow-centered activities and events, like the ski and snowshoe races, Ice Palace Fun Run, a curling exhibition, and snowball toss. We keep tradition alive with the woodman’s demonstration of logging skills and add modern fun like the Ultimate Frisbee Games and Fireman’s Broomball. There’s plenty of music, almost every day, from our vast pool of local talent.

    Feel free to check out saranaclakewintercarnival.com for updated information.

    • February 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, 11 Woodruff St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is kicking off 2019 with its “Prehistoric Artistic Origins” exhibit. As Saranac Lake’s Prehistoric Park Winter Carnival comes to town, the gallery will be showing brand new artistic interpretations with a prehistoric and original twist.

    Inspired by ancient cave art and the timelessness of artistic expression, gallery members have been challenged to shake things up a little (or a lot!) and break out of their comfort zones to step foot into the past---the far past. Come and join us for something different—wear your favorite Winter Carnival costume and add to the fun!

    • February 02, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tupper Lake, NY

    Each year, on the first Saturday in February, anglers from far and wide travel to Tupper Lake for the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby. This Northern Pike contest populates Simon Pond with over a thousand fishermen & women who compete for the over $35,000 in cash and prizes. Whether you are a participant, or a spectator, this is a "must see" event to add to your winter calendar. The "catch and release" Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by the Tupper Lake Rod & Gun Club. Registration fee is $35. (For an additional $10 you can enter into the Lunker Pool). There is event day registration beginning at 4am. Questions? Contact Dave at (518) 359-9715. In the case of unsafe ice, all prizes will be given at 12 Noon by random drawings - you must be present to win.

    • February 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Cornell Cooperative Extension staff will be on hand to help you start your summer garden early. Winter sowing can jump start your plants by 4-6 weeks. We'll plant butterfly garden species, root veggies and more in your garden starting kits. Start saving containers - clear plastic is ideal but any will do. Wash thoroughly! Limited to 15 participants; register early. Ages 5+. 

    • February 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • February 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    It is said that all politics are local, then that means all of the government wanted Travis Rex dead. The departed Mayor of Trout Lake was found dead in a pool of chemicals that were not accidental. Thus is the beginning “Death & Acids” as the Gem*Boy Productions Murder Mystery returns to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The show will be staged at the Elks Club on 30 Bloomingdale Ave. on February 2, 9 & 16, 2019.

    The audience will have approximately 40 minutes to conduct interrogations. Then, while they mull over who done it, the will enjoy a delicious dinner. Dinner includes: Homemade chicken soup, salad, different chicken with angel hair pasta for each night (Chicken Picatta - Feb 2 / Chicken Marsala - Feb 9 /Chicken Parmesan - Feb), pasta puttanesca (vegetarian) and deserts. The Pasta Puttanesca will be the vegetarian dish (will make without anchovies). Nothing is broke, but the cast is set for “Death & Acids.”


    • February 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • February 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    It is said that all politics are local, then that means all of the government wanted Travis Rex dead. The departed Mayor of Trout Lake was found dead in a pool of chemicals that were not accidental. Thus is the beginning “Death & Acids” as the Gem*Boy Productions Murder Mystery returns to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The show will be staged at the Elks Club on 30 Bloomingdale Ave. on February 2, 9 & 16, 2019. The audience will have approximately 40 minutes to conduct interrogations. Then, while they mull over who done it, the will enjoy a delicious dinnerDinner includes: Homemade chicken soup, salad, different chicken with angel hair pasta for each night (Chicken Picatta - Feb 2 / Chicken Marsala - Feb 9 /Chicken Parmesan - Feb), pasta puttanesca (vegetarian) and deserts. The Pasta Puttanesca will be the vegetarian dish (will make without anchovies). Nothing is broke, but the cast is set for “Death & Acids.”


    • February 10, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. 

    • February 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 92 Mt Pisgah Ln., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    Rail Jam at Mt. Pisgah on a Friday night. Registration begins at 5:30pm for all participants. Winners will get cash prizes, Whiteface lift tickets, and swag prizes. A parent release is required for competitors under 18. Helmet and a Mt. Pisgah lift ticket is required. 


    • February 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970


    Strap on a pair of snowshoes and let us take you on a unique sensory experience. Take in all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest. Your guide will help you slow down and rekindle your sense of wonder at the magic of nature in winter. A playful experience accessible for the whole family - we cover less than a mile on gentle terrain. Snowshoes included. Program is limited to 12 participants; register early. Ages 6+. Cost is $40 per adult, $35 pr child ages 6 to 17, or $125 for a family of 4. 


    • February 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Elks Club, 30 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    It is said that all politics are local, then that means all of the government wanted Travis Rex dead. The departed Mayor of Trout Lake was found dead in a pool of chemicals that were not accidental. Thus is the beginning “Death & Acids” as the Gem*Boy Productions Murder Mystery returns to Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The show will be staged at the Elks Club on 30 Bloomingdale Ave. on February 2, 9 & 16, 2019. 

    The audience will have approximately 40 minutes to conduct interrogations. Then, while they mull over who done it, the will enjoy a delicious dinner. Dinner includes: Homemade chicken soup, salad, different chicken with angel hair pasta for each night (Chicken Picatta - Feb 2 / Chicken Marsala - Feb 9 /Chicken Parmesan - Feb), pasta puttanesca (vegetarian) and deserts. The Pasta Puttanesca will be the vegetarian dish (will make without anchovies). Nothing is broke, but the cast is set for “Death & Acids.”


    • February 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Join naturalist Milt Adams for a walk in the woods and then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Snowshoes required. Please bring your own or call ahead if you need to rent a pair. The walk is limited to 20 participants; register early. Ages 4+


    • February 17, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

    • February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • February 24, 2019
    • Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    After hosting the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, Saranac Lake leveraged this international experience to host a new snowshoe weekend called Adirondack Snowshoe Fest. The two-day-long festival will take place mainly between Saranac Lake's Dewey Mountain Recreation Center and the Paul Smith's College VIC. For a full schedule of races and events go to https://www.saranaclake.com/events/adirondack-snowshoe-fest

    • February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    This outdoor program actually starts inside with a tracking challenge (hint: stretch before arrival). Suitable for families and others interested in exploring the winter landscape. Snowshoes required, please bring your own or call ahead if you need to rent a pair. Dress appropriately for the weather! Program is limited to 20 participants; register early. Ages 4+ (ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Free with VIC trail pass Daily passes can be purchased for $10/adult ages 18+; $5/child.


    • February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12983

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child.

    • February 24, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. 

    • March 02, 2019
    • March 03, 2019
    • Lake Colby, Saranac Lake, NY

    The Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby is held on the first weekend of March on Lake Colby. Registration, before fishing, is between 7:00am and 4:00pm each day. The registration area is at the Lake Colby Public Beach.

    Prizes are awarded for the heaviest fish in its category. There are four categories: perch, trout, salmon and northern pike. All perch, trout and salmon must be taken from Lake Colby. Since northern pike are not available in Lake Colby, pike may be fished in other local waters. There is also a door prize for all entrants. All fish must be caught between 7:00am and 4:00pm. Fish caught in Lake Colby are brought immediately to the weigh-in area to be judged and weighed. NO FROZEN FISH ARE ACCEPTED. Fish entered in the youth class must be caught by that youth. An adult may assist, but adults may not catch a fish and enter it in a youth class.

    • March 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's College, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • March 03, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. 

    • March 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Interested in learning about the different tracks that animals make in the snow and comfortable being outside for a couple of hours? Join naturalist Milt Adams for a winter outdoor exploration on the VIC trails. Snowshoes are required,  please bring your own or call ahead if you need to rent a pair. Class size limited to 20 participants; register early. Ages 13+. Free with VIC trail pass. Daily passes can be purchased for $10/adult ages 18+; $5/child


    • March 10, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

    • March 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • March 17, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

    • March 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

    • March 24, 2019
    • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Free Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.

    • March 30, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paul Smith's College VIC, Rt. 30, Paul Smith's, NY 12970

    Walk on the trails with a trained Naturalist. Snowshoes required, rent or bring your own. Free with VIC day trail pass, $10 per person, $5 per child. 

Past events

January 04, 2019 Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Celebration First Night Saranac Lake
December 22, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
December 17, 2018 December 5:01 Connect at Pendragon Theatre
December 15, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
December 08, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
December 08, 2018 BluSeed Studios Ugly Sweater Fun Run
December 07, 2018 5th Annual Santa's Lighted Fire Truck Parade
December 02, 2018 Breakfast with Santa
December 01, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 30, 2018 Light Up Downtown Saranac Lake
November 30, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours Weekend
November 30, 2018 Sparkle Village Craft Show
November 28, 2018 Historic Saranac Lake Breakfast Club
November 24, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 24, 2018 Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2018 Fourth Annual Bitters and Bones Turkey Trot
November 17, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 15, 2018 November 5:01 Connect with Saranac Lake ArtWorks and BluSeed Studios
November 11, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
November 10, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
November 09, 2018 Diane Leifheit Point of View Studio Open House
November 09, 2018 Health Insurance Info Session and Open House with the North Country Chamber of Commerce
November 06, 2018 Election Day Turkey Dinner
November 04, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
November 03, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 31, 2018 Downtown Trick or Treat
October 31, 2018 Historic Saranac Lake Breakfast Club
October 31, 2018 Happy Halloween!
October 28, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
October 27, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 26, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
October 21, 2018 Lake Placid Curling Club Learn to Curl
October 20, 2018 Saranac Lake Fall Farmers Markets
October 19, 2018 Pride and Prejudice Play
October 17, 2018 5:01 Connect at St. Bernard's School
October 13, 2018 Saranac Lake 6er Relay
October 07, 2018 Shawn Holt and The Teardrops Blues for BluSeed Benefit
October 05, 2018 Art Opening at Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery
October 05, 2018 Art Opening at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery
September 28, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
September 25, 2018 5:01 Connect September: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
September 25, 2018 SCORE USDA Resource Conference
September 22, 2018 Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest
September 20, 2018 Saranac Lake Third Thursday ArtWalk
September 13, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 09, 2018 Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid
September 07, 2018 Adirondack Canoe Classic- 90 Miler
September 06, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 02, 2018 Hobofest
August 31, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
August 30, 2018 5:01 Connect August: Crua Outdoors
August 30, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 25, 2018 ADK 80K Bike and Trail Run Mt. Van Hoevenberg
August 25, 2018 20th Annual Thistle “Lumberjack Regatta”
August 23, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 22, 2018 Job Fair and Business Expo
August 17, 2018 Tupper Lake Masonic Flea Market & Craft Fair
August 16, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 13, 2018 Adirondack Plein Air Festival
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 02, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 30, 2018 Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse Tournament
July 27, 2018 The 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 27, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
July 27, 2018 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 26, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 22, 2018 Ironman
July 19, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 14, 2018 Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days
July 14, 2018 The 8th Annual Warrior Run in Tupper Lake
July 12, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 06, 2018 I Love BBQ & Music Festival Lake Placid
July 05, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 04, 2018 July 4th Saranac Lake
July 03, 2018 Tupper Lake Independence Day Fireworks
June 29, 2018 APO After School Activities
June 28, 2018 The Chamber's Excellence in Business Annual Awards Gathering
June 28, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 28, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
June 27, 2018 Open Mic Night at P-2's Irish Pub
June 26, 2018 5:01 Connect Networking Event Hosted by The Adirondack Carousel
June 23, 2018 P-2's Irish Pub Summer Music presents 2BITTS
June 23, 2018 Live Music at Raquette River Brewing feat. Wild Earp & The Free for Alls
June 23, 2018 Empire State Native Pollinator Survey Volunteer Training
June 23, 2018 36th Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
June 22, 2018 Live Music with Josh-Weise at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Third Thursday Art Walks Around Saranac Lake
June 21, 2018 Tupper Lake Burger Day at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 17, 2018 The Kids’ Fishing Derby on Lake Colby
June 15, 2018 Adirondack SUP Festival
June 02, 2018 7th Annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K Bike Race
June 01, 2018 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
May 12, 2018 Round the Mountain Canoe Race
May 03, 2018 Eat ADK Restaurant Week
April 18, 2018 April 5:01 Connect at Taylor Rental Saranac Lake
January 24, 2018 January 5:01 Connect - Big Tupper Brewing
December 20, 2017 Chamber's Annual Holiday Party
December 13, 2017 December 5:01 Connect
November 08, 2017 November 5:01 Connect
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