Fall in the Adirondacks

Fall in the Adirondacks

Love fall? We do!

There’s nothing like fall in the Adirondacks. The warm days, the crisp nights, the smell of campfire on the wind, the freshly harvested food, and the colors. Our fall foliage is bright, varied, and unreal. You have to see it to believe it and, take it from us, there’s a lot to see.

Peak foliage happens a little earlier in the higher elevations, so get to places like Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and Wilmington earlier in the season to see the mountains on full display. There’s hiking, mountain biking, and tons of events, like the Flaming Leaves Festival, to keep you falling in love with the Adirondacks over and over again. Visit Malone for some top-notch golf and plenty of amenities, or head to Tupper Lake for fishing, stargazing, family friendly hikes, and more stunning golf scenery. Love the water? The historic Adirondack Coast is home to Lake Champlain, a perfect mirror for the autumn colors. It’s also a place where farm-to-table happens daily — grab something to go from a farm store and hit a CATS trail for an easy hike to an unforgettable view. Schroon Lake has the best of both worlds — the lake is a water-lover’s paradise while the nearby mountains are big and beautiful. And don’t miss the heart of the Adirondacks, where quaint communities are connected by the most photogenic backroads anywhere.

Wherever you go, you’ll see a new and exciting part of the Adirondacks made even more colorful by our most kaleidoscopic season.

Leaf Me in the ADK
  • The Great Adirondack Corn MazeLeaving downtown Saranac Lake heading west on Route 86 is a straight and scenic drive for eight miles. This will lead you to the Great Adirondack Corn Maze. Each year the maze is a different intricate design, making for a challenging, yet fun time for you and your family.Read More
  • Fall Golf in Lake PlacidTo many, fall means football season, pumpkin spice season, back to school season, scarf and sweater season, a new season of your favorite sitcom, or some years, crazy political pundit sparring season. Those things are all fine. But to us, the arrival of fall also means it’s time for golf in Lake Placid.Read More
  • A Lot of Color for a Little GreenMost of us have to consider our budget and how far it can stretch when we travel. If viewing the finest in fall foliage is your reason for the season, the Whiteface Region is a great place to visit. It has all the sumptuousness of New England's explosion of color, set in a frame of rugged mountains and crystal blue rivers. It offers many inexpensive ways of enjoying fall to the fullest.Read More
  • Nine Adirondack Fall OutingsIf you're looking for fall foliage you'll find it in the central Adirondacks, but did you know there's more than one way to see nature's most vibrant display of the year? Check out this list of our nine favorites.Read More
  • Great in the Summer, Awesome in the Fall!Just like a fine wine, some activities and attractions get better as summer ages into autumn. Go ahead and grab your extra layers for the early morning and evening hours, and come dig into these awesome fall activities.Read More