Kiwassa Lake & Local Waterways

Saranac Chain of Lakes
From the B&B, you are able to travel from Kiwassa Lake, by boat, to the Village of Saranac Lake, via the Saranac Lake Chain of Lakes. The popular Adirondack route from Kiwassa Lake takes you through Oseetah Lake into the Village of Saranac Lake where the Saranac River begins. You may also enjoy a waterway trip 40 miles through scenic Adirondack lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and go through New York State lock systems into the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Adventure Excursion & Canoe Trips

Adirondack B&B in Saranac Lake
After, during or part of your stay at the B&B, take a canoe/camping trip. Park your car at the B&B and the innkeepers will then drop you off with your gear, including canoe/kayak, at Lower or Middle Saranac Lake. Paddle back the same day and/or camp overnight - camping is available on both Lower or Middle Saranac Lake on an Adirondack island. The Adirondack Mountain region offers 689 lakes and ponds. Kiwassa Lake B&B is located on Kiwassa Lake, which has access to the Saranac Lake Chain. Learn more about the Adirondack Lakes.

Get Outdoors!

Adirondack B&B in Saranac Lake
Local Starter Hike
There are 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountain region with many experienced hikers earning the designation of an "Adirondack 46er". If you're looking for a simpler, local hike, Mt. Baker may be a good start depending on your physical condition. Approximately 1 mile up and 1 mile down, the base is minutes from the cabins and the summit offers views of the Village of Saranac Lake.
Mt. Baker Hike details
Fishing in the Adirondacks
Fishing - Fishing Map
From and on Kiwassa Lake, fish for Northern pike, trout, bass, perch, whitefish and panfish. Whether you prefer fishing the waters of summer or the sub-zero ice that has formed mid-winter, Kiwassa Lake offers some of the best fishing in the Adirondacks. ESPN has also held its Great Outdoor Games Bass Fishing Tournament on the Saranac Chain of Lakes!
Ice fishing video filmed by PBS on Kiwassa Lake
Birding in the Adirondacks
Bird Watching
The Adirondacks is a destination for birders regardless of the season. Click here for a photo gallery of photos taken on or near Kiwassa Lake & its surrounding waterways.

Photo credits for most of the bird photos on this website go to Myndy Woodruff.

Off-Site Activities & Local Attractions

Adirondack B&B in Saranac Lake
Adirondack Museum
Located in Blue Mountain Lake, about an hour and a half from our property, the Adirondack Museum has activities and exhibits for all ages. Details and hours of operation

Lake Placid Lodging Bed & Breakfast
Whiteface Ski Mountain & Summer Gondola Rides
Whiteface Mountain offers a ski mountain in the winter as well as a gondola ride in other seasons, as weather permits. On the other side of the mountain, take a drive up the mountain up Memorial Highway where you'll be able to drive up to a castle at the summit. Check details
Saranac Lake Bed & Breakfast B&B
Adirondack Carousel
Located in downtown Saranac Lake, this unique attraction is a testament to the small town atmosphere. Built with donations and on the backs of volunteers, riders can choose from 18 Adirondack wildlife figures and an all-accessible Chris Craft style chariot. Photo above by Larry Asam Photography,

Details and hours of operation
Saranac Lake Lodging B&B
In-Room Massage
Arrange to have an in-room massage during your stay. Advance notice required. Pricing starting at $125/50 minutes. Subject to availability and advance reservation.

Adirondack Yoga
Early morning, private yoga can be arranged for a fee. Subject to availability and advance reservation.

Mirror Lake Inn Spa
Award winning, relaxing and peaceful. Voted as one of the best spas in the United States by Conde Naste Traveler's Reader's Choice. Details
Tupper Lake B&B Bed & Breakfast
The Wild Center

The Wild Center is an Adirondack experience that you won't want to miss. From the hands-on exhibits that play music, make clouds, blow snow or mimic a walk on a bog to the live animals and activity center, the Center invites explorers.
Click here - details and exhibit information