Saranac Lake


Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake [sar′ə nak΄]
< ? Iroquoian name
1. any of three connected lakes ( Upper, Middle, & Lower) in the Adirondacks, NE N.Y.
2. resort village on Lower Saranac Lake: pop. 5,400

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      village and year-round resort, astride the Essex-Franklin county line, northeastern New York, U.S. It is situated on small Flower Lake near the Saranac and St. Regis chain of lakes, in the Adirondack Mountains.

      Saranac Lake lies 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Lake Placid. It originated in 1819 as a lumber community and became an early rendezvous for mountain guides. The name, from the Saranoc River (which flows through the village), is of Iroquoian (Iroquois) Indian origin, but its meaning is unknown. The village (elevation 1,600 feet [500 m]) became famous as a centre for the open-air treatment of tuberculosis after Edward L. Trudeau founded his sanitorium there in 1884. Robert Louis Stevenson (Stevenson, Robert Louis) was a patient of Trudeau during the winter of 1887–88, and the cottage where he wrote Master of Ballantrae is preserved. Modern facilities include medical-research laboratories such as the Trudeau Institute. Tourism is the chief source of income. The U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association was founded in the village, and skiing, particularly on Mount Pisgah, is a major winter activity. The Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic (Olympic Games) Bobsled Run is in nearby Lake Placid. A Winter Carnival (February) is an annual event. Saranac Lake is the site of North Country Community College (1967) of the State University of New York (New York, State University of (SUNY)) system. Inc. 1892. Pop. (1990) 5,377; (2000) 5,041.

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