Our bloggers paddle with family, drink local craft beer, and have all the fall fun.
Did Someone Say Beer and Fall Foliage?
Brewed in Schroon
What makes an Adirondack town perfect? Well, sure the mountains and waterways are exceptional. But, to make a town perfect you need all that and a local craft brewery. And not just any craft brewery, but one that has a beer garden, a selection of original and rotating beers, games to play while you sip brews with friends, nice bar tenders, and a dog friendly environment. Paradox Brewery has fulfilled this list and more. They are also veteran owned and operated.
With Adirondack fall comes the season for scenic drives. While these are deservedly popular for the sheer volume of fine vistas available, there are a few disadvantages. The driver doesn't get to look at the view as much as their passenger does. Also, it is restricted to having to quickly change vantage points in a moving vehicle, which might not always provide the best angles. Trying to focus through the window of a car is not a way to get good pictures. In order to get the best of the Adirondack foliage, here are some fine drives with places to pull over for photo opportunities, and more.
This October, Lake Placid will host its annual, much anticipated Lake Placid Film Festival. The festival's theme is diversity, which echoes the broader national demand to see films that better reflect our wonderfully varied and ever progressing world. In past years the festival welcomed larger than life talents like Martin Scorsese and Steve Buscemi. But, for nearly twenty years, since its inception, the festival has been celebrating independent and classic films. It’s a time when filmmakers and the audience get a chance to celebrate the art of film together.
Fall bucket list
Temperatures cool off, leaves start to turn to a vibrant array of colors and a sense of calmness is in the air. Fall has arrived! This is a time to get festive and enjoy all the great seasonal things the Ticonderoga Area has to offer including leaf peeping, pumpkins, apples, and harvest/fall events galore. And of course, prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Whatever is on your fall bucket list it can be accomplished in the Ticonderoga Area and Lake Champlain Region. Do not forget your camera!
Mazes, harvests, and history
The lazy dog days of summer have passed and the air is crisp with fall. The Adirondacks is a unique place because all four seasons bring different opportunities for adventure, and the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities never cease no matter what time of year. In the fall, you can expect pleasantly cool days making it perfect for a hike up an Adirondack mountain. The foliage is stunning and bursting with color, so for some great leaf peeping try paddling one of our many waterways. Our downtown is vibrant, and you can enjoy the fall harvest at the Farmers’ Market every Saturday at Riverside Park. Below are some suggestions for how to experience the best of fall in Saranac Lake. Expect to fall in love if you haven’t already.
All roads lead to beer
Sometimes you have to overcome your fear of the unknown and just hit the road. If you've got a bike and it's fall, there's no better time to get 'lost' in the countryside. A couple weeks ago my friends and I took that opportunity and headed out in search of a new brewery we heard tell of in Dickinson Center, Township 7 Brewing. They've only been open a couple months but already word has started to spread about their awesome brews.
Hot tips on fall foliage
Peak leaf season is near. It comes and goes so quickly, I hate to miss a minute of the beautiful sights. The leaves are usually at peak around the same time every year, end of September and beginning of October. Because we have a very narrow window to experience the leaves at peak, I like to have my fall days and adventures planned ahead of time. I like to be outside as much as possible in the fall to take in the crisp, chillier mornings and feel the warm sun on my face in the afternoons. Plus, the bright oranges, yellows, and reds on the trees are an added bonus.
This way to fun
I purchased my first kayak, the same one I still use today, when I was nine years old. My older brother and I had recently gone paddling for the first time during an Adirondack vacation. My parents, who were used to paddling all four of us around in a heavy aluminum canoe, were excited at the prospect of family paddles on nearby lakes and rivers – especially if we were going to be sharing in the work! Our family boating days began from there, and for years we spent sunny days on the water, my brother and me in our kayaks, my parents in their canoe.