Fall Foliage

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 11th- October 17th

Percent changed: 95% (Past Peak)

Predominant Colors: Gold, orange and yellows.

Brilliance: Above average. Harvest colors are showing brightly, with many shades of gold and orange.

Week of October 3rd- October 10th – It’s Peak Week!

Percent changed: 90%

Predominant Colors: Brilliant reds popping everywhere, especially on the shores of lakes and rivers. All shades of orange are flourishing, with golds and yellows in abundance showing against a green background of pines. Cool temperatures and primarily sunny days should keep the colors going well into the coming weeks.

Brilliance: PEAK- ABOVE Average Beauty!

There are so many ways that you can take in the picturesque scenery. You can spend the day hiking, taking in spectacular views – or take a chair lift ride to the top of McCauley Mountain for an entirely different view of those beautiful fall-filled mountains. Kayaking and canoeing allow you to feel closer to nature and are a great way to leaf peep. The reflection of the bright fall leaves in the clear water below is picturesque.

There is still availability at Water’s Edge Inn and Old Forge Camping Resort to enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks!

Water’s Edge Inn is the premier lakefront Adirondack lodging destination located directly across the street from Water Safari in the heart of Old Forge at 3188 State Route 28, Old Forge NY. The idyllic setting and abundant amenities make Water’s Edge Inn the perfect destination for an Adirondack vacation. Open all year, the hotel features guest rooms, luxury suites, a heated indoor pool and more! www.WatersEdgeInn.com 315-369-2484

Old Forge Camping Resort is located next door to Water Safari offering year-round Adirondack camping and special seasonal themed events. This family-friendly, versatile campground provides heated one-room cabins and two-room cottages with kitchenette and bathroom, as well as RV hook-up sites and tent sites. www.OldForgeCamping.com or 1-800-CAMPING

Week of September 28 – October 4, 2022

Percent changed: 55%

Predominant Colors: Midpoint of change this weekend. Mostly red and orange leaves, along with some emerging yellows.

Brilliance: Bright pops of red and orange.

Week of September 21 – September 27, 2022

Percent changed: 30%

Predominant Colors: Muted shades of yellow and burgundy, along with some early reds. After some early color, leaf change has become more gradual, with shades of rust and dark red emerging.

Brilliance: Pops of reds and deep reds along Adirondack waterways.

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.

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