1. North Creek
The annual Gore Mountain Harvest Festival celebrates all things fall over the course of two weekends at Gore Mountain. Take in stunning foliage on the Northwoods Gondola Skyride, taste autumn-style foods and beers, jam to the live music, and let the kids take part in plenty of activities.
Looking for something more extreme? Head up the road to North River for some rafting among the fall foliage.
2. Lake George
Lake George Village is a hub for Oktoberfests. Dance to the live polka in your lederhosen with a brat and a beer in hand at the Lake George Oktoberfest. Taste some of the finest craft beers around and toss a keg or two at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery Oktoberfest.
Dominate the Chester Challenge and discover brilliant fall foliage along the way. This hiking challenge offers both easy walks along wooded trails and tough hikes to mountain summits. You’ll find plenty of foliage on every single trail.
4. Bolton Landing
Catch fall foliage from a bird’s-eye view from the summit of the Pinnacle Hiking Trail. This short, steep trail offers a stunning scene of colors covering Buck Mountain, Dome Island, the Sagamore Resort, and the Narrows from the summit. The Pinnacle is a moderate hike that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to summit.
Thirsty for a post-hike beer? Check out the Bolton Landing Brewing Company.
5. Stony Creek
For an easy walk and vibrant fall foliage, check out Stony Creek’s Dean Farm Heritage Trail. Much of the trail is easy to walk and accessible. Some portions of the trail are a bit more challenging.
When it comes to fall events, the Adirondack Balloon Festival is an annual classic. Watch dozens of balloons of all colors and shapes take flight with vibrant Adirondack foliage as the backdrop.
The World’s Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg is a fall event you'll find yourself attending year-after-year. Peruse the vendors on foliage-lined Main Street, grab some hot funnel cake or sticky-sweet cotton candy, then stroll the backstreets to find the real bargains.
8. Glens Falls
The only city in the Lake George Area hosts plenty of fall fun every year. Sample mouthwatering local cuisine at Taste of the North Country, watch fantastic films at the Adirondack Film Festival, and run in the Goblin Gallop in your spookiest attire.
9. Brant Lake
Brant Lake region is a beautiful community to see the fall foliage in a number of ways. Hike to the summit of Bartonville Mountain for stunning views of Brant Lake, then stop at The Hub for a craft beer, a sandwich, and some local conversation.
10. Lake Luzerne
For a new and different hike that offers miles of foliage views, try Potash Mountain. This moderate hike begins on wide, well-marked trails before turning into steep, narrow switchbacks. The view from the summit is worth the work.
Kids love the Thurman Fall Farm Tour! This annual event showcases farms cooking maple syrup and sweets, goat and sheep farms, and more. This self-guided tour is a beautiful ride along foliage-lined roads with plenty of fun at the stops in between.
Drive Route 9N from Bolton Landing over Tongue Mountain and take in the crazy fall foliage. Pull over at the Hague Lookout after driving down the backside of Tongue Mountain for one of the most beautiful views in the Lake George Area.