Fall is a popular time to visit the Lake George Area. The roads, restaurants, and hiking trails are quiet, the lake is calm and beautiful, and the fall foliage is stunning. The leaves blanketing the mountainsides slowly transform from lush, full-summer green to a deep, vibrant blend of bright color of the course of several weeks.

Dean Farm Hiking Trail

If you need any more proof that the Lake George Area is one of the best places to see fall foliage in New York State, look no further than culinary superstar Rachael Ray, who said in an article on AOL.com, “My favorite time of year is fall and if you go to our region in the fall, the foliage is reason enough to go there.”


Another renowned figure who loved Lake George fall foliage was Georgia O’Keeffe, a beloved American modern artist who painted an ode to the Queen of American Lakes, “Lake George Autumn 1922.”

Lake George Steamboat Company

The blaze of colors combined with the natural beauty of the southern Adirondacks is the reason why the Lake George Area is one of the best places to see fall foliage in New York State.


When to Go Leaf Peeping

The brilliant Lake George fall foliage is predicted to peak during the first two weeks of October. The leaves begin their dramatic color change as the temperatures drop. The colors start spreading from the higher elevations of the northern Adirondacks and move south towards the Lake George Area. Leaf-peepers should head to the Adirondack towns of North Creek and Hague early in the foliage season. As the days pass, begin moving south to Lake George Village, Bolton Landing, and Queensbury. The stunning scenes often last late into the month, and there is still beautiful color when the forecast is "past peak." Check out our constantly updated fall foliage meter to stay up-to-date on how the leaves are looking in the Lake George Area!

Up Yonda in Fall

After you’ve peeped your fill of foliage, check out our Lake George Fall itinerary!