Lake Placid’s natural splendor makes it the premier vacation destination in Upstate New York. While Lake Placid is an attractive location year-round, there’s something special about visiting in the fall. There’s nothing better than autumn in the Adirondacks; taking in the crisp mountain air while watching the leaves become bright with shades of orange, red, and gold is an amazing experience. If you want to check out Lake Placid’s spectacular fall foliage, you’ve come to the right place; the team at Whiteface Lodge knows the perfect locations for leaf peeping.

Lake Placid Fall Foliage: Tips & Tricks

Before we give you a list of our favorite spots for leaf peeping near Lake Placid, there are a few things you should know. We recommend using the Adirondack fall foliage tracker tool. This tool keeps track of when and where in the Adirondacks the beautiful fall colors are ideal for viewing. 

Usually, Lake Placid’s fall foliage is at its peak during the last week of September and the first week of October. The Whiteface region is also at its peak during this time, giving visitors plenty of leaf-peeping opportunities. Other nearby areas experience great fall foliage into late October, so all in all, there’s a full month to enjoy these beautiful colors in the Adirondacks.

Where to Go Leaf Peeping Near Lake Placid

Lake Placid has plenty of great places to admire the stunning fall foliage. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites.

  • Mirror Lake: Surrounded by vibrant fall colors, Mirror Lake is a tranquil spot to embrace autumn. Whether you’re paddling on the lake or driving by, you’re in for a treat.
  • High Falls Gorge: With several well-maintained hiking trails and some of the best views in the Adirondacks, High Falls Gorge is the perfect place for leaf peaking near Lake Placid.
  • Route 86: If your ideal leaf peeping outing involves covering a lot of ground by car, Route 86 is a great destination. On this peaceful drive, you’ll likely encounter fall foliage in different stages throughout the Adirondacks.

Experience the Beauty of Fall in Lake Placid at Whiteface Lodge

A view of the fall foliage from a room at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid

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There’s no better place to host your fall getaway to Lake Placid than Whiteface Lodge. Our lodge provides an authentic Adirondack experience, with well-appointed lodging, delicious on-site dining, exciting activities, and more. Our gorgeous property in Lake Placid is another excellent place to view the region’s stunning fall foliage. To stay with us, please call 518-523-0505 or make a reservation online.