Autumn is a comin'

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Autumn is a comin'

Squeeze in those last summer adventures -- fall's on the way, and we're ready!

1.

Wild things

Of course, wildflowers are everywhere. They grow wild!

But if we want to find bunches of them, and enjoy them at our leisure, here are some great spots to find lots of different kinds.

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2.

It's Festival of Colors time!

Ever wanted to be part of one of those charming hometown celebrations? The kind most people have only seen in the movies?

Make that dream come true by becoming a part of a real hometown festival. The second Saturday in September (this year, that is September 9) is when Wilmington throws its townwide party, their annual Festival of Colors.

You are invited!

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3.

Autumn in Malone

As summer comes to an end each year in our beloved region, we do in fact become upset about losing some of our favorite summer fun, but we always close out the season in an exciting and beautiful way. One of the things we love most about our area is the large variety of fun to be shared with our entire community and lovely visitors. This doesn't change during any season, especially late summer.

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4.

90 miles of fun

Every fall, paddlers from all walks of life converge on the route known as the 90 Miler, the Adirondack Canoe Classic. Three days, almost 300 boats, three different classes of canoes, kayaks, and guideboats. (War canoes are allowed, too, but there has to be enough paddlers!) There's a big finish at the Saranac Lake docks on the shores of Lake Flower.

You want to be there.

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5.

Coast into color

Many of our historic sites and museums continue to welcome you into the autumn months. In fact, it’s a great time to visit. Here are a few sites to put on your list while exploring the Adirondacks this season.

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6.

Schroon Lake does fall right

Fall is such a lovely time in the Schroon Lake Region. Our acres of forest blaze into visual action. Then they are reflected from our crystalline lakes and reached via our miles of hiking paths or some of the most scenic drives in all of the Adirondacks.

There are also some wonderful events that might give you new ideas for how to best enjoy this crisp and colorful time of year.

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7.

Route 30 ride

As I filled  the new bladder for my hydration backpack, I contemplated where to ride. I decided to head south on Route 30, my normal destination is Bog River Falls, approximately a two-hour ride. It is a picturesque location for a picnic, swim, and even a place to slide -- if you dare! The natural rock slide is on the left side of the access road, Route 421. As you face the rapids the slide is on the left; make sure you get the right section, if you are adventurous enough to slide on your butt on rocks! I have done it only a couple of times, and it is fun!

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8.

Raft it!

The ravens croaked at us from the blue ledges above the Hudson River as we ate sandwiches and shared stories about the rapids we'd encountered. The birds — large, shiny-black, intense-looking creatures — soared and perched, as if both curious and offended by our presence. The whole thing felt amazing and wild: A spring rafting trip through a remote section of the Adirondacks, along a turbulent river that stretches from the mountains to New York City.

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