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Entertainment is never hard to find in Franklin County here in the Adirondacks. Almanzo Wilder's Homestead, site of Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, "Farmer Boy," is a delight for all. High Falls Park in Chateaugay is a breathtaking natural wonder.
The historic Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage is open to the public. The Adirondack Interpretive Center provides visitors with trails, a theatre, demonstrations and festival programs. Tour the Chateaugay or Adirondack Fish Hatchery and witness the development of salmon and trout species.
The village of Saranac Lake covers parts of three towns (Harrietstown, St. Armand, and North Elba) and two counties (Franklin and Essex). The county line is within two blocks of the center of the village. The village boundaries do not touch the shores of any of the three Saranac Lakes; Lower Saranac Lake, the nearest, is a half mile west of the village. The northern reaches of Lake Flower, which is a wide part of the Saranac River downstream from the three Saranac Lakes, lie within the village. The town of Saranac is an entirely separate entity, 33 miles down the Saranac River to the northeast.
The village lies within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park, 9 miles west of Lake Placid. These two villages, along with nearby Tupper Lake, comprise what is known as the Tri-Lakes region. Saranac Lake was named the best small town in New York State and ranked 11th in the United States in The 100 Best Small Towns in America. In 2006 the village was named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 186 buildings in the village are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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