What is Your Favorite Fall Activity?
We asked our Adirondack Facebook fans what their favorite fall activity was and put together a photo slideshow. Here are the results:
Top 10 Favorite Fall Activities in the Adirondacks
1. Hiking Or Walking
"Hiking on a colorful leaf-strewn trail, fresh cool air, blue skies, mountain peaks in the background, red, gold, orange, greens in the foreground..." - Janice T. Cranch
the Adirondacks during the fall is a truly amazing experience and offers some of the most breathtaking views in New York State.
2. Apple Picking
"Wandering through an apple orchard looking for the perfect apple!" - Lori Miller
Apple picking is a fun fall tradition that is perfect to do with the whole family. The Adirondacks are full of apple orchards
with apples ripe for the picking.
3. Leaf Peeping
"Looking out my window watching the leaves change every day into beautiful colors does it for me!" - Lorraine Williams
The tree population in the Adirondacks is mainly dominated by only a few species of deciduous trees that all tend to change color around the same time, making the Adirondacks home to some of the best fall foliage
4. The Adirondack Balloon Festival
The Adirondack Balloon Festival
, held each September, is a truly breathtaking Adirondack tradition. Witness this stunning event as dozens of hot air balloons launch all at once and glide high above the countryside.
"Camping in the fall is nice. The days are warm but not too warm, nights are cool, good sleeping weather." - Pamela Tromblee
The Adirondacks are known for being one of the best camping destinations
in New York State. The natural beauty of the area's abundant lakes, lush forests, and views is enhanced during the fall by the gorgeous colors of the millions of changing leaves.
6. Spotting Wildlife
"The Adirondacks put you so close to nature and wildlife. It is exciting to have a deer cross your path or a bald eagle fly overhead. I've never actually spotted a moose, but it would be amazing!" - Destiny Malone
There are so many species of animals native to the Adirondacks. Wildlife spotting during the fall can be an exciting experience for the whole family.
7. Going For A Scenic Drive
"Taking a Sunday ride to look at the leaves!" - Patti Moran
There are many scenic routes throughout the Lake George and Adirondack regions that provide one of the best ways to see fall foliage. Browse our Fall Foliage Guide
or learn more about the Top 5 Scenic Fall Routes
to start planning your trip.
8. Pumpkin Picking
Whether you plan to carve jack-o-lanterns or make a delicious pumpkin pie, pumpkin picking is another fall tradition that just can't be beat! Browse local farms for pumpkin picking
and more fun fall activities.
9. Playing In The leaves
"Raking leaves into a huge pile and watching our kids play in them!" - Jady Simmons
Young and old alike will have fun playing around in giant leaf piles!
"Taking pics of leaves, I sure do miss home!" - Sara DeBuque
With all of the natural beauty and splendor that can be found in the Adirondacks during fall, it is an excellent opportunity to explore and take fantastic photos of the nature that surrounds you. Check out Carl Heilman II's fall photos
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