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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
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Wilder Homestead near Malone

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All along the Scenic Byways are farmers markets, roadside vegetable stands, pick-your-own, and other opportunities to sample local foods

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Town of Harrietstown

Olympic Byway, in Franklin County

Saranac Lake and Lake Clear are in the Town of Harrietstown, near the High Peaks Wilderness area and the Raquette River.

Communities within the Town of Harrietstown feature a rich natural, historic and cultural heritage ranging from guiding, mining, logging and a tuberculosis healing community. Saranac Lake first became famous for Adirondack guides who brought sportsmen into the wilderness and provided information on the area. In the late 1800’s, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau established a tuberculosis treatment and research center in Saranac Lake where famous patients included Robert Louis Stevenson and Bela Bartok. Many of the original cure cottages still exist today. Historic Saranac Lake gained State and National Register listing for these cure cottages and many appear as they did in the early 1900’s. The village is located at a bend in the Saranac River and is surrounded by magnificent mountains, scenic views, and more than 100 miles of canoe routes. Nearby are the Adirondack High Peaks, the Saranac chain of lakes, and the Raquette River.


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