Fall is the most colorful season of the year! The display of blazing, red, yellow, and orange leaves covering miles of mountains is a marvel that cannot be replicated. Visitors flock to the Lake George Area every year to experience a vibrant Adirondack autumn before the leaves drop. Gathering at a waterfront restaurant to gaze at the fall foliage and its reflection on the surface is a cherished fall pastime.

The Algonquin

The view of Lake George from The Algonquin’s long wooden bar may be the most treasured restaurant lookout in the Lake George Area. The striking views of Sweetbriar Island, Huddle Bay, and the mountains beyond becomes only more beautiful when foliage is at its peak. This waterfront hangout is a popular lunch and happy hour destination frequented by boaters well into the fall season.

The Algonquin specializes in sandwiches, pasta, and seafood. There is no better way to beat the chill of a cool fall evening than with a cup of their famous clam chowder, pairing nicely with those views. Lunch & dinner served April – October.

The Algonquin

Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor

The Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor in Bolton Landing offers outdoor seating in a historic, castle-like structure built in 1923. Perched on a jagged bluff tucked in Basin Bay overlooking Lake George, this restaurant offers idyllic foliage views of Buck Mountain.

Guests love sitting at the open-air bar, enjoying lunch, lake views, and the sounds of live music. Boaters are welcome to escape water’s autumn chill by using the restaurant’s public docks. Tavern on the Lake specializes in pasta dishes, seafood, and bar fare. Lunch & dinner served May – October.

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The Pavilion

The Pavilion is a lakefront restaurant at the renowned Sagamore Resort that sits on a private island on Lake George, offering panoramic vistas of the fall foliage across the lake. Guests at this eatery have gorgeous 180º views of the Narrows island chain to the north, the bald cliffs of Shelving Rock to the east, and uninhabited Dome Island to the south.

The Pavilion specializes in seafood, offering plates like Steamed Littleneck Clams, New England Lobster Roll, and Pan Roasted Organic Salmon. After your meal, stroll the manicured grounds of The Sagamore and snap some photos of the brilliant fall colors from the pier. Will need to pay for parking. Lunch & dinner served seasonally.

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The Docksider

The Docksider on Glen Lake is a lesser known waterfront gem boasting beautiful views of Adirondack fall foliage. The entire forested shoreline of hushed Glen Lake changes from a lush summer green to a fierce autumn blend as the weather gets colder.

Their heated outdoor deck ensures that the chill won’t put a damper on your leaf peeping. The Docksider’s focus is on casual comfort food, specializing in burgers, sandwiches, pizza, soup, steaks, seafood, and more. Open year-round.


The Lagoon

Enjoy some of the best fall foliage views from The Lagoon’s lakeside deck overlooking the southern end of Lake George.

Leaf peep across the lake while dining on a wood-fired brick oven pizza, an amazing seafood dish, or a juicy burger. In addition, The Lagoon has an assortment of rotating craft beers and ciders on tap. Or, you can always pair your meal with a specialty cocktail drink, beer flight, or fine glass of wine. Pet-friendly, family-friendly, and open year-round.

The Lagoon

Lake George Beach Club

Join the club this fall! The Lake George Beach Club is a popular, recently renovated establishment that sits in the heart of the Lake George Village – a beautiful autumn scene. The fun begins on the Beach Club’s two-story deck, where guests can see the entirety of the southern basin and miles of flaming foliage to the north.

The Lake George Beach Club is another restaurant that has a lively local music scene throughout the season. Guests searching for a diverse menu, festive atmosphere, and breathtaking autumn vistas will be quite content. Open year-round.

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Chateau on the Lake

The Chateau on the Lake is an exquisite, contemporary European-style restaurant with a back lawn that slopes down to the banks of Lake George. It’s hidden at the end of a narrow stone driveway, offering quiet solitude throughout the fall months.

Once guests are inside the unassuming old home, they’ll be treated to delectable dishes like Graham Cracker Encrusted Calamari, Pan Seared Red Snapper, and Truffled Wild Mushroom Ravioli. One of the best places in the house to enjoy these dishes is at a table on their heated back porch. Add a glass of wine to pair with the meal and lake view, and it becomes an experience guests never forget. Menu items and hours may vary throughout the fall months.

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