A great place to live
St. Bernard’s is blessed to be located in this thriving and growing village which, with 5,500 people, is the most populous community in the beautiful Adirondacks of northern New York state. Saranac Lake’s classic downtown is surrounded by an embarrassment of natural riches: wild mountains and forests, island-filled lakes and winding rivers. Outdoor recreation opportunities — summer, winter, fall and spring — are endless.
Saranac Lake’s history as North America’s first cure center for tuberculosis accustomed it to welcoming visitors from all over. It is still a hub for health care and biomedical research, and it has also become a vibrant arts community, with many full-time art galleries, a theater, a groundswell of local musical talent and numerous arts-related events year-round.
The most exciting times of year here are the 10-day Winter Carnival (since 1897) in February, First Night on New Year’s Eve, the Can-Am Rugby Tournament in August and other local festivals too numerous to mention.
Saranac Lake has received many accolades, sometimes as a tourist destination but more often as a great place to live. It was named an All America City in 1998 and has been ranked the No. 1 Small Town in New York State and the No. 11 Small Town in the United States. More recently, Food Network star (and girlfriend of New York’s governor) Sandra Lee named Saranac Lake as one of her two favorite vacation spots; the other was the isle of Capri, Italy.
For more information about our great little town, check out www.saranaclake.com.
If you haven’t heard of Saranac Lake, you may have heard of our more famous neighbor — Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and one of the Northeast’s premier mountain getaways. For more information, check out www.lakeplacid.com.