As much as we adore the summer months, autumn is a great time to retreat to the Adirondack Mountains. As the warm temperatures and humidity begin to subside, so do the number of vacationers, making an ideal situation for those hoping to avert crowds. The fresh autumn air, manipulated by the erratic fall breeze, lends itself to many outdoor activities widely considered more enjoyable in cool weather. Further adding to the allure of a fall getaway, the surrounding woodlands will take on a new persona as they begin showcasing a brilliant display of reds, oranges, and yellows. As a result, the local attractions and landscapes will morph into a captivating atmosphere that’s perfect for day trips, sightseeing, and photoshoots. Today we’d like to share some ideas for things to do in our slice of post-summer paradise.
Lake George Vacations in the Adirondack Mountains
One of the most considerable aspects of an Adirondacks fall getaway is the remarkable color palette created by the changing leaves. An excellent way to enjoy this vibrant collection of color is by taking a nautical tour with the Lake George Steamboat Company. Before you make your way to their marina, you can stop by Caffe Vero for a cup of java and a morning snack. Otherwise, after the cruise, you can grab some lunch before heading into the village for some retail therapy.
More Things to Do on Your Fall Getaway
With so many great activities in the Adirondack Mountains, it may be easiest to present a list. Here are some of our most beloved landmarks and attractions:
- Leaf peeping is a quintessential autumn activity here in the Adirondacks, with the first two weeks of October being the typical peak for the most color. From Shepard Park to Prospect Mountain, the Adirondacks fall foliage will not disappoint.
- If you enjoy picking your own produce, whether it be for decoration or eating, Ellms Family Farm in Saratoga has an expansive selection of pumpkins and “acres of family fun.”
- If apple picking sounds more appealing, you’ll be delighted to know there are many pick-your-own orchards in our vicinity.
- Take a hike up Cat Mountain in Bolton Landing for some of the Adirondacks’ best panoramic views. Afterward, take in a brew or two at Bolton Landing Brewery.
The Best Lake George Vacation Rentals in the Adirondacks
The Lodges at Cresthaven on Lake George’s shores offer a perfect escape from life’s trials and tribulations and an excellent opportunity to enjoy the glorious weather before winter’s arrival. With a stunning collection of lodging options, we pride ourselves on combining posh accommodations with rustic charm. For more information to plan your fall getaway, please visit us online or call 800-853-1632. And be sure to check out our ongoing specials!