The Adirondacks boast one of the best places to experience fall. With vibrant colors surrounding you and the cool, crisp air, it is the perfect place to go exploring. Join in on the events or get away and see the sights on your own. There is plenty of things to do in Lake Placid during the fall.
In Lake Placid, we make sure that your fall trip is a celebration and the changing leaves is a great excuse for one! The annual Flaming Leaves Festival starts on October 8th and is a two-day celebration. North American ski jumpers will compete and have live demonstrations. While they soar through the air, on the ground enjoy live blues bands, brews, and barbeque. Top chefs will grill up and serve the best burgers and barbeque for you to enjoy. During all the fun, save some time for a trip to the top of the 120-meter ski jump. A chairlift will take you to the 360-degree views of the colorful mountains.
After the festival, explore the fall foliage on your own two feet. Hike the Adirondack trail system of over 2,000 miles of adventure or reach for the sky on the 46 High Peaks, most of which are over 4,000 feet. There are plenty of different trails to choose from that will give you a fantastic view of the blazing colors. Pick one and go on an adventure.
Get a different perspective and look at the leaves from above. At Ausable Chasm, fly through the air and view ancient rock formations and the vibrant colors of fall on the Rappelling Adventure Tour. For a genuinely new perspective of the beautiful landscape, grab a seat on an Adirondack Scenic Flight. View the autumn foliage fromhigh above the tallest peak you can climb.
Nestled in the woodlands surrounding Lake Placid, New York, Whiteface Lodgeis located in the heart of the Adirondacks. We offer plenty of ways for you to get out and experience all the things to do in Lake Placid this fall. After a long day of exploring come back and cozy up to the fire place. Look through your photos from your exploration or relax and enjoy a beverage. We will make sure there is the space and comfort you need for your trip. All you have to do is grab your sweater and leave the rest to us.