Autumn is the perfect time to take a trip up to the mountains. From the changing colors of the trees to the drastically changing temperatures, there truly is no place to experience autumn than at a high elevation, especially if that elevation is in a place like New York. The Adirondacks in Upstate New York are truly like no other mountains. With their winding roads and dense forests, spending autumn here will give you an experience you’ll never forget. During your fall trip to see the Adirondack fall foliage, you’ll need somewhere to stay, and Whiteface Lodge is the perfect spot for you to spend your nights. With their rustic cabin architecture, Whiteface Lodge is one of the largest hotels in this area, surrounded by the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.
The Whiteface Lodge also brings its guests the luxury of an extensive restaurant menu, fitness center, and spa, as well as providing a long list of activities to do in the area. With the Adirondack fall foliage about to take center stage, summer activities are about to be replaced with autumn ones that will allow you to see the beauty of these mountains and its changing season up close. With one of the longest autumns in the country, there’s plenty to do in the area to enjoy the Adirondack fall foliage, and these are the activities that should definitely top your itinerary’s to-do list.
The Adirondacks are home to a long list of events that will get you outside to not only witness the Adirondack fall foliage but to join the surrounding community in celebrating this beautiful season of changing colors. From multiple Oktoberfests (one at Whiteface Mountain from September 22-23 and one at Lake George from October 5-7) to extraordinarily unique fall festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during their time in Adirondack Park. Some of the most popular events happening this fall in the Adirondacks include the Adirondack Balloon Festival (September 20-23), where hot air balloons fill the sky while you can enjoy plenty of activities below, the Great Adirondack Moose Festival (September 22-23), which involves a moose calling contest, and the Flaming Leaves Festival (October 6-7), where you can see top ski jumpers compete.
There’s nothing more fitting for the spookiness of the autumn season than exploring some haunted places while surrounded by Adirondack fall foliage. Luckily, Adirondack Park has no shortage of spooky spots for you to explore. From the famous Fort Ticonderoga to Beardslee, a replica of an Irish castle hidden in the woods, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of what this autumn has to offer when you venture out of your comfort zone during your trip to the Adirondacks.
If you want to truly get outside and surround yourself by the Adirondack fall foliage, there’s nothing like hitting the trails. With plenty of trails to choose from, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to the abundance of autumn colors that call the Adirondacks their home every fall. From Rainbow Falls on the Oak Rim trail to summiting Mount Severance to catching views of Blue Mountain Lake from Castle Rock, you’ll no doubt be immersed in the changing colors of the leaves, no matter what trail you choose to hike.
Quintessential Adirondack Fall Foliage at Whiteface Lodge
Autumn is a magical time of year in the Adirondacks, and there’s nothing like a stay at Whiteface Lodge to make your trip to see the Adirondack fall foliage complete. The rustic feel of this modern lodge will help you to enjoy your trip to the woods even more, and their on-site spa, sauna, and wellness classes will help you relax in between autumn activities. Between hiking through the fall leaves and enjoying one of the Adirondack’s many fall festivals, you’ll surely find the best experience for you when it comes to enjoying these iconic mountains this autumn.