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Hi There!

Welcome to Grounded 2021! Complete something in each of our 6 challenge categories and keep track using the activity card by scratching away the mud. There are multiple ways to take on each challenge and are not limited to our suggestions.


Grounded brochures available at the welcome center and side walk table 8 am-5 pm on May 7th and 8th and from 8 am-12 pm on May 9th.

Below you will find details on all of our weekend challenges as well as other things happening this weekend (May 7-9). Everything from where to hike, to where to eat is listed with links to restaurant menus, trail guides, and more.


If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at the Harrietstown Hall at 518.891.1990 or stop by!

All participants must adhere to proper CDC guidelines including but not limited to wearing a mask and social distancing.



The Downtown Fishing Derby (hosted by Woods & Waters) is held May 7-9 on the Saranac River, between the Power and Light dam to Pine Street bridge. All tagged fish win a prize and entry to a raffle for a guided trip down the Saranac River with BattleFish Charters. An information table will be set up on the River Walk behind Little Italy:

Friday, May 7, 2pm-6pm

Saturday, May 8, 10am-2pm

Sunday , May 9, 10am-2pm

Bring your tags to the info table, Woods & Waters, or the Welcome Center to be added to the raffle list. 

Only one tag prize may be claimed per individual however multiple tags may be used for raffle entries.


Discover something new about Saranac Lake
and share it with others

– Take Historic Saranac Lake's
   self-guided Downtown Walking Tour

– Visit the Cure Porch on Wheels behind the Saranac         Laboratory Museum for a mini history lesson

– Learn about Leave No Trace (LNT)

– Complete the PeakQuest scavenger hunt

The PeakQuest Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday, May, 8 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Registration will be in front of Rice Furniture and locations will be within walking distance of downtown Saranac Lake. Cards may be handed in at the table or to Joe at Hamlets to Huts during business hours.
Share your weekend with us on Instagram by using #GroundedSL2021
for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to Boston on Cape Air!


Eat at or get food from a local eatery

– Help support local food providers! Click the link below for a list of our food-providing chamber members as well as links to their offerings!


Make art, see art, find art

– Visit a gallery or view public art

– Make your own art

– Visit ADK Artrise and participate in their weekend activity

Find a gallery and artist directory on the ArtWorks website HERE



Spring has sprung. Let’s clean up and get ready for the growing season

– Visit a local nursery or garden center

– Learn about the Pollinator project

– Do an activity at the Wild Center

– Pick up a piece of trash for the SL Spring Cleanup


Spring Clean-Up Weekends for May 7-9th and May 14th-16th. Cleaning efforts will focus on trash pick up on municipal properties and public parks surrounding the Village of Saranac Lake. Between the hours of 9:00 am-1:00 pm on the designated clean-up days, interested volunteers can visit the Saranac Lake Welcome Center at the Harrietstown Town Hall to pick up trash bags, rubber gloves, location assignments, and clean up directions. All trash bags should get deposited next to a village municipal garbage can if not otherwise directed by Chamber staff to deposit at specific locations. The Village of Saranac Lake is partnering with the Chamber to provide supplies and trash pick up.


Get outside and into nature with one of these suggested hikes (any trail or walk will do).

 – Deer Pond Trail, Map

 – Moose Pond Trail, Map

 – The Bloomingdale Bog Trail, Map

 – Jack Rabbit Trail, Map

 – The Paul Smith’s VIC, Map


Don't forget to check out the 'Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race finishing at the Lake Flower boat launch on Saturday, May 8th!

Grounded Weekend Specials!

10% off at Hamlets to Huts

Thank you sponsors!


Grounded is generously supported and presented by Cape Air and Adirondack Health. The event is also sponsored by Franklin County Destination Event Sponsorship Program.

This Event is Organized by:

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