Located in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park, the quaint village of Lake Placid, NY is a must-visit destination, especially in fall when the leaves turn bright shades of red, orange, and yellow. In fact, Travel + Leisure has named Lake Placid as one of the 11 best small towns in the U.S. to see fall foliage.
Lake Placid Makes the Top 11 List Again
Offering breathtaking views of the colorful foliage that encompasses the community, Lake Placid exhibits what the Adirondack Mountains’ fall colors truly look like. Travel + Leisure has also recognized this by once again including Lake Placid in their list of the country’s best small towns with outstanding fall scenery.
Some of the other small towns that made their most recent list include Stowe, Vermont, Oakland, Maryland, Snowmass Village, Colorado, Taos, New Mexico, Bar Harbor, Maine, and more. Each location is known for its spectacular fall foliage, and well worth a road trip.
Experience the Colors of Fall in Lake Placid
Lake Placid stands out from other fall foliage hotspots thanks to the unique opportunities for leaf peeping that visitors can enjoy. Some of these options include riding the gondola at nearby Whiteface Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings, and kayaking on Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake, which lives true to its name with fall colors reflecting into the water flawlessly. Deep yellows, brilliant reds, and vibrant oranges make up the lake reflection, shimmering beautifully for onlookers.
You can even head out for a hiking adventure to the top of a mountain for the best views of the region. The Adirondack High Peaks are particularly popular in fall, and many of them are within easy driving distance of Lake Placid. Or, simply hop in the car for a scenic drive along the local highways and roads that are lined with trees.
All of these opportunities and more make visiting the Olympic Village of Lake Placid an unforgettable experience that you will be certain to want to repeat every fall season.
- Travel + Leisure: The Best Small Towns in the U.S. to See Fall Foliage