Every year, locals and visitors alike flock to Lake George, New York, for the ample amount of autumn activities. From the breathtaking fall foliage to the cool Adirondack mountain air, the Lake George region is second to none in the autumn months. Here is a list of our favorite autumn activities, events, and more!
Adirondack Balloon Festival
The Adirondack Balloon Festival is an event that people of all ages look forward to every September. The fall festival features dozens of vibrant balloons, varying in shapes and sizes. Before take-off, the balloons are grounded, yet half-inflated so that visitors can step inside for a photo. Over the weekend, more than 80 hot air balloons will fly into the crisp autumn sky. This free festival also offers several other activities!
Another one of our favorite outdoor fall activities for families is apple picking. Lake George has an ample amount of enjoyable orchards. If you aren’t sure what apples your family will enjoy, reference this apple guide. Each orchard around Lake George grows different apples, so know what you’re getting yourself into before arrival! One of our favorite nearby apple orchards is Hicks Orchard. This family-owned orchard also has barnyard animals, a bouncy barnyard, and a hard cider tasting room. Consider using your freshly harvested apples to make an apple pie or apple sauce back at the lodge.
It’s finally the time of year to sprinkle pumpkin flavoring on everything. Luckily, the Lake George region has some of the best pumpkin treats around! It seems that everyone in town embraces the pumpkin trend during the autumn months. Whether you visit a cafe, bakeshop, or farmers market, there’s bound to be pumpkin-flavored treats and specials. Stop by Caffe Vero for a creamy pumpkin spice latte; SPoT Coffee for a pumpkin apple muffin; Barkeater Chocolates for pumpkin pie truffles; and Martha’s Dandee Creme for pumpkin ice cream. Indulging in pumpkin treats is one of the best indoor fall activities!
The Lodges at Cresthaven
Our proximity to the best autumn activities means you’ll maximize your time spent outdoors, enjoying your vacation. There’s no doubt that The Lodges at Cresthaven is one of the best places to stay in Lake George, NY. Especially during the autumn months, when our lodge rates fall lower than summer months. Take advantage of our seasonal discount, and book your Lake George vacation today! For more information, visit our website or talk to our friendly staff by calling 800-853-1632.