We've peaked! Get lost, roll the dice, and more

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by Kim Rielly

We've peaked! Get lost, roll the dice, and more

Our fall colors are reaching their climax, but the reasons to visit the Adirondacks are holding steady!


Did you know?

In 1890, Franklin County produced over 1 million pounds of hops. These days, the increase in breweries means hops are again on the rise across the state and in the Adirondacks. 


Video of the week

Tupper Lake culture


New Wilmington bike trails

In case you haven’t heard, the forests around Wilmington and Whiteface Mountain have become a destination for mountain bikers of all skill levels in recent years. New trails are added every year, and the ever-expanding networks get better and more interesting with each passing summer. 


An Adirondack corn maze

Each year the maze is a different intricate design. The 2017 theme is "Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang." Just next to the entrance of the maze there is a barn, and inside aerial photos of past years line the walls. It is encouraged that before entering the maze you take a minute and study the current year’s aerial photo — in hopes that it helps! 


Fall is happening

Fall is a favorite time for many here in the Adirondacks. I have quite a few reasons of my own for loving the season, but I decided to ask around to see what everyone else had to say. 


Akwesasne Casino

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort is one of our favorite ways to spend a weekend. In fall, the casino trip down Route 37 is a way to get out and see the beautiful foliage of the countryside. In winter, the indoor fun and excitement warms up our inner-gambling selves.


Exploring North Hudson

Once upon a time, there was Frontier Town. Before Disneyworld, before Disneyland, children from all over New York and New England would dream of visiting Frontier Town. For almost four decades, North Hudsonites would meet their future mates while working there, playing the gunslingers, saloon denizens, villains, stagecoach drivers, and other legendary wild west characters. They built the stagecoaches, made the costumes, churned the butter, cared for the many horses, and engraved children's names on sheriff's badges.


Fall color guide


Thanks to the many changes in elevation, from the height of our 46ers to the sea level of Lake Champlain, we have abundant differences in our micro-climates. This means there are multiple fall color peaks. They are scattered over different places, with as much as two weeks of difference in the foliage status, all within a short travel time from your base in Lake Placid.


Photo of the week

Follensby Clear, Saranac Inn 


Pedal of the week

Take a spin along an 18.5 mile road loop that winds past views of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain. For even better scenery, take a 1 mile hike to Coon Mountain's summit.