Fall foliage paints the Lake George Area a vast spectrum of colors. From scenic drives along quiet roads to a rental boat ride on Lake George, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the changing colors before all of the leaves hit the ground.

Fall foliage season is a special time in the Lake George Area. The changing colors combined with the year-round natural beauty of the region make for an unbeatable Adirondack experience. There’s no bad way to check out the fall foliage. You can rent a boat from a rental marina and take in the colors lining the lake. Explore an Adirondack hiking trail to an open summit for a miles-long view of the burning red and deep orange colors. Take a scenic drive from town to town and see how the colors mesh with each community. Sit at an outdoor table at a waterfront restaurant and sip a local craft beer while you absorb the view.

When the leaves start to change, it’s time to plan a trip to the Lake George Area.

Adirondack Eagle Flyer Zip Line

Soar like an eagle over the Lake George Area. The Adirondack Eagle Flyer zip line is the Lake George Area's newest high-speed attraction. This one-of-a-kind experience lets riders drop thousands of feet from the summit of French Mountain. Riders soar above the treetops as high as 125-feet off the ground with unsurpassed views of Lake George and the spectacular Adirondack Mountains. 

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

Adirondack Extreme was the first aerial adventure course to open in the United States and continues to set the bar in the aerial adventure and adventure travel tourism category. We are the largest aerial tree top adventure park in the United States.

Autumn Hiking

One of the best ways to view the Lake George Area's brilliant fall foliage is by walking along a forest path or from the peak of a beautiful mountain vista.  The area is full of hiking trails that provide spectacular scenery year round.  Many of the trails offer easy or moderate hikes suitable for most ages and fitness levels.  So grab your gear, dress in layers and head out for a morning or afternoon romp in the woods.


There's something serene and beautiful about the quiet elegance of going up in a hot air balloon.  The experience is made even more dazzling when done amidst a chorus of colors.  Fall foliage season in the Lake George Area is the ideal time to go up.  Experienced pilots in the area know the best spots and flight paths and make the trip easy. Click here for a list of balloon operators.

Fall Festivals

Around here - we like to celebrate the change of seasons!  It's harvest time so food and beer are on the menu along with music, art, retail therapy, film and balloons! Here's a list of all the Fall Festivals we know you'll love! 45th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival - September 21 - 24