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National Geographic: SL a top adventure town

National Geographic has named Saranac Lake one of the country's best adventure getaways.

The magazine's website this week lists Saranac Lake among America's top 100 adventure towns. Earlier this spring, the website also featured a picture of the Winter Carnival ice palace taken by local photographer Mark Kurtz.

According to the website, Saranac Lake is a "low-key" alternative to nearby tourist hubs like Lake Placid and Lake George. The article jokes that Saranac Lake is best-known for its record-breaking wintertime temperatures.

National Geographic says it's easier to explain what you can't do in Saranac Lake, noting that outdoor opportunities are nearly endless.

And while Saranac Lake grabs the headlines, the article also features the Raquette River in Tupper Lake, the St. Regis Canoe Area in Paul Smiths, and the Jackrabbit Trail near Lake Placid.

The piece also hypes pike fishing on Oseetah Lake.

A few local businesses are featured in the story, namely the Eat 'n Meet Grill and Larder, the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, and the Adirondack Motel.

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