If there was ever a weekend to get out in the Adirondacks, this might be it! Hiking trails at Gore Mountain along with a few other attractions close after this weekend. In addition, the fall foliage is near, at, or just past peak throughout the Adirondack Park. Keep reading for ideas on how to enjoy the foliage and find more fall fun.
Have Fun With Fall: Foliage Hike, Corn Maze & Pumpkin Contest
Take a Hike – Or Bike Ride! – at Gore Mountain
Did you know that Gore Mountain has a plethora of hiking and biking trails where you can enjoy the striking foliage? Come to Gore in North Creek for your fall foliage hike, where visitors can ride the scenic skyride up the mountain and then hike back down. The trails are only open through Sunday, October 11!
And, bookmark our Around the Region blog, where we report on hiking conditions every Friday.
Find Fun History Facts as You Navigate a Corn Maze
Sunday, October 11 is also the last day the corn maze is open at Fort Ticonderoga. There are two sections or “phases” of the corn maze, one more difficult than the other, and a little maze just for kids. The corn maze has a serious of history questions, the answers of which serve as clues on where to go next.
Pumpkin Rolling & Decorating Contest
A physically-distanced pumpkin rolling race and decorating competition takes place this Saturday, October 10 at Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake. Pumpkins are available for pick up at the Geiger Arena this week, leading up to the 10th. Good luck!
Cross Off a Bucket List Item at One of These Adirondack Attractions
We’re highlighting Ausable Chasm and the Wild Center, two Adirondack attractions that are spectacularly gorgeous in the fall, and are often a bucket list item for visitors and residents. Why not make it happen this weekend? Just be sure to buy your tickets in advance!
The Riverwalk is open through Monday, October 12 at Ausable Chasm, so come out to enjoy the incredible views while you still can! Then, explore up to five miles of scenic trails and check out unique rock formations.
The Wild Center
Walk on the Wild Walk, visit with otters at their outdoor playhouse, check out other animals at the Outdoor Classroom, take a hike through the Musical Forest, bring the kids to the Wild Play Area, and soak up the foliage at the Wild Center.
According to ILoveNY’s fall foliage report, Tupper Lake (where you’ll find the Wild Center) is at 90% color change this weekend. The above photo was posted on their Facebook page on October 2 – imagine what it looks like now!
Don’t Miss Late Season Produce & More Goodies at Local Farmers Markets
Many Adirondack farmers markets wrap up this weekend, including those in Canton, Elizabethtown, Keene, Old Forge, Plattsburgh, and Warrensburg; the Warrensburg market is also hosting a Garlic Festival on their last day, Friday, October 9.
Look Ahead to What’s Coming Up
Adirondack Film Festival in a Box
Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18
This is one virtual event you will not want to miss out on! You get to decide if you want to follow the Adirondack Film Festival schedule or choose to watch all of the films on your own time. Each “Film Festival in a Box” also comes with a festival lanyard, killer swag, and more. The Adirondack Film Festival is brought to us by the Adirondack Theatre Festival.