Visit Like a Local
All it takes is a visit for people to catch onto the “Franklin County” way. From our budding brewery and restaurant scene to our outdoor activities, there’s so much to see and do that you may not be able to fit it all into one trip! From hiking up a mountain to see some stunning views to exploring picturesque downtown areas and museums, you’ll never be bored in Franklin County. Our many mountains and lakes offer the perfect backdrop for activities like kayaking, hiking, fishing, skiing and everything in between. But, your visit doesn’t have to be limited to outdoor adventure – we also offer live music, historical artifacts, unique boutiques and delectable dining options.
While you may come for the outdoors, you’ll find yourself staying for everything else.
- Plan Your Visit
- Local Attractions
- Outdoor Adventure
Come and Stay Awhile
Need a place to stay? Look no further than our wide selection of hotels and bed and breakfast options from the north to the south.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers guests a beautiful backdrop for four season outdoor excursions and modern business ventures alike.
Kilburn Manor Bed & Breakfast offers seven bedrooms that pair modern conveniences with historic charm.
Hotel Saranac offers a completely refreshed, historic city hotel surrounded by the wilds of the Adirondacks. The amenities start with all the essential services you’d expect of a high-end modern hotel – and end with some little surprises that make your stay memorable.
Kiwassa Lake Adirondack Bed & Breakfast offers scenic views with cozy cabin charm for guests looking to enjoy the great outdoors with their coffee in the morning.
Shaheen’s Adirondack Inn offers meticulously upgraded accommodations with a complimentary breakfast and complimentary guest bikes! Restaurants nearby and you can walk to the Wild Center, or hike the Tupper Triad.
See the Sights
Major attractions in the Franklin County region include ski slopes, nature centers, scenic mountaintops, and an observatory, just to name a few. Titus Mountain Family Ski Center is the ultimate family-friendly Adirondack ski destination, featuring three mountains and 50 trails, with 10 lifts, 2 lodges, a learning center, rental center and 2,025-foot summit. The Wild Center is an award-winning and environmentally-friendly destination where visitors can view wildlife, walk through a forest, and canoe, all in one stunning spot. The first iteration of the Ice Palace was built in 1898 and has been an annual winter tradition in Saranac Lake ever since. Each year, community members build this fortress out of ice blocks and it becomes the focal point of the annual 10-day Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. On the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byways, you can drive or bike the Revolutionary Trail and explore the area’s important historic military sites and forts, or travel along the Seaway Trail, winding around the Lake Ontario Basin. The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory is the perfect location for stargazing, with four huge mounted telescopes, a variety of smaller telescopes, astronomy accessories and equipment for astrophotography.
Explore the Great Outdoors
With an abundance of Adirondack hiking trails, Franklin County offers some of the best outdoor experiences in the state. Picturesque waterfalls and mountaintop views await adventurers, no matter how you plan to get there – by foot, bike or even horseback. Whether you’re looking for mountain biking or road cycling, we’ve got miles of trails for you to explore. During the winter months, visitors can enjoy activities from cross-country skiing and downhill skiing to ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more. Visit our Get Outdoors page to learn more.