With peak fall foliage having arrived in much of the Adirondacks last weekend, now may be your last chance to see bright colors across the trees. Plan a trip to the region for leaf peeping, outdoor activities, and some of the most fun events that will be going on this weekend.
Enjoy Fall Festivals & Community Events
On Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm, the Lakeside School in Essex will host a free and family-friendly Fall Festival and Open House at Black Kettle Farm. Highlights will include a variety of children’s games and activities, puppet shows, cider pressing, face painting, and a chance to learn more about Lakeside School’s programs.
View Arts Center in Old Forge will present a special open house and pancake breakfast in celebration of Neighbor Day! Join them for a breakfast with pancakes and real New York maple syrup, a yoga session, a tour of the pottery studio and workshop, and more. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Experience Arts, Culture & History in the ADK
Don’t miss out on some amazing folk music as Central NY musician Mike Powell takes the stage at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. Powell is a traveling storyteller and prolific songwriter who has garnered international attention for his music.
This Friday from 4:00pm-6:00pm, trained beer connoisseur Ernest Hohmeyer will lead a tour and beer tasting at the historic Lake Clear Lodge in the Adirondacks. This is a great opportunity to explore the 350 styles of artisanal craft beers in the lodge’s cellar.
A unique fundraiser will be held in the Indian Lake area as the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and Indian Lake Theater co-host The Song of Sway Lake. The event will kick off with a movie screening of “The Song of Sway Lake” and then feature a reception at the location where the movie was filmed – Crane Point Lodge in Blue Mountain Lake.
Discover Exciting Competitions & Races
Visit the Lake Placid Olympic Center and witness world-class figure skating at the North Atlantic Figure Skating Championships, which will run from Wednesday through Sunday. Single day tickets and all-event tickets are available.
Looking to stretch your legs and run in a race this autumn? Head to Sport Island Pub and Restaurant in Northville on Saturday to participate in the 20th Annual Great Sacandaga Road Race 5 & 10K. Awards will be given to the best runners in various age group categories.
Get in the Halloween Spirit
A Halloween Party for families will be held at Pocket Park in Port Henry this Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Dress up in your best costume and enjoy free games, cider and donuts, pumpkin painting, and more activities.