Fall Foliage


The feeling of fall is in the air!  Even though it may seem early, the feeling (and look) of fall is very present. Keep checking back as we post updates on the changing of the season!

When you think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful combinations of colors in the soon to be falling leaves. Each leaf a different shade of orange, red and yellow can be found in the Adirondacks. The peak of the fall season is late September & early October when those vibrate colors are covering every mountain and valley through the entire Adirondack Park.

Week of October 13– October 19, 2021

Percent changed: 95%

Predominant Colors: Still a lot of very bright oranges, golds, and yellows, along with many darkening reds, and falling leaves have made a rich yellow-gold blanket covering the forest floor.

Brilliance: Above Average

Week of October 6 – October 12, 2021

Percent changed: 80% color change, very near peak

Predominant Colors: Brilliant reds and orange; bright yellows and deep burgundy.

Brilliance: Bright – Above Average

Week of September 29 – October 5, 2021

Percent changed: 70% color change

Predominant Colors: Near-peak colors. Brilliant reds are popping, orange bursts are everywhere, and the yellows are starting to emerge.

Brilliance: Bright

Week of September 22 – 28, 2021

Percent changed: 35% color change

Predominant Colors: Near midpoint of change, red and burgundy leaves, along with some emerging yellows and oranges.

Brilliance: Average

Week of September 15 – 21, 2021

Percent changed: 25% color change

Predominant Colors: Burgundy and red leaves, along with some emerging yellows and oranges.

Brilliance: Average

Check back for more updates as the colors change.

If you are planning a trip this fall, now is the time to make reservations!  Check out our Lodging page to see all of the beautiful places to stay in Old Forge & the surrounding areas. Old Forge, NY is right in the heart of the Adirondack Park, making it the perfect place to take in the beauty of Autumn and the clean crisp air. Here are some great spots for you to take in all of the beauty in Old Forge.

McCauley Mountain Chairlift

Take a scenic chairlift ride at McCauley Mountain and see all of the mountains around the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Bald Mountain

The classic hike of Old Forge, if you haven’t done this in the fall you haven’t seen beauty!

Rocky Point

A brisk & easy hike to the summit giving you a view of the Fulton Chain of Lakes and all the beautiful foliage surrounding.

Moose River Plains

North of Old Forge, in Inlet, NY, view the plains surrounding the Moose River. A different view of leaf-peeping from the ground level.