Saranac Lake is best known for its Cure Cottages, which were created in the 1880s, when the area became a major tuberculosis treatment center. Patients took the fresh-air cure for tuberculosis on the enclosed porches of area homes, winter and summer. Several large sanatorium complexes were built in and around Saranac Lake, many are still standing today although their use has changed. The self-guided Village Walking Tour features 24 buildings and The Guide to Short Walks describes three loops that tour parts of the village.
Brochures available from: Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Tour guides available for groups. Fee.