There are few fall destinations as beautiful as Lake Placid. The Adirondacks are famous for their stunning fall foliage, which provides a breathtaking backdrop for all sorts of exciting fall activities. At Whiteface Lodge, we believe everyone deserves to experience the magic of a fall getaway to Lake Placid. Here’s a look at why Lake Placid is the perfect destination for an unforgettable fall retreat. 

1. Cozy Weather

While temperatures in Lake Placid certainly take a dip in the fall, overall, the weather is quite pleasant. Bundle up with your favorite sweater or flannel and embrace the fall weather, which is ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities. Whether you’re taking a stroll around our property, window shopping, or kayaking on Mirror Lake, you can count on Lake Placid’s fall weather to be comfortable.

If you need to warm up, head back to Whiteface Lodge and gather around the fire. Rain, snow, or shine, a bonfire is lit in our courtyard or clubhouse every evening, allowing you to gather around, feel the heat, and relax. We also have s’mores materials available if you’re craving a sweet treat.

2. Unbeatable Leaf Peeping in the Adirondacks

Every fall, Lake Placid’s leaves put on a stunning visual display as they go from green to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow, a welcome sign that fall is here. People travel from all over to experience fall foliage in the Adirondacks

There is an abundance of ways to experience Lake Placid’s beautiful display of fall colors. Whether hiking, biking, paddling, or horseback riding, Lake Placid’s fall foliage will provide the perfect autumn setting for your adventures. If you’re looking for a more unique viewing experience, consider a gondola ride. Take the gondola up Whiteface Mountain to take in breathtaking views of the autumn beauty that sweeps this region.

3. Fantastic Fall Events in Lake Placid

Lake Placid’s beautiful fall weather isn’t just great for activities; it is also ideal for events. Lake Placid is home to all sorts of exciting fall events. Whiteface Oktoberfest is one of the standouts, a two-day celebration of Bavarian culture with authentic food, beer, music, and more. 

The Flaming Leaves Festival is another highlight. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, this fall festival takes place at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Here, attendees can experience live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, beer, shopping, fall colors, and the FIS Continental Cup, a premier ski jumping event. No matter your interests, Lake Placid has a fun fall event for you to enjoy.

A view of the fall foliage surrounding Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid

There’s More Fall Fun to Enjoy at Lake Placid’s Best Resort 

Whether you’re planning a romantic fall stay or a fall family vacation, the team at Whiteface Lodge would love to host your next getaway to Lake Placid. Our Adirondack resort is the perfect place to embrace the fall season in Lake Placid, with beautiful fall foliage, Adirondack-inspired dining, and plenty of on-site activities to keep you entertained. You can book online or speak to a reservationist at 518-523-0505. We look forward to hosting you!