Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Fall is here!

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 11 - October 17, 2023

Percent changed: 90% (Past Peak)

Predominant Colors: Oranges and yellows are still bursting; reds are slowly darkening, with many bright splashes remaining.

Brilliance: Above Average. Slightly Past Peak.

Wind and rain have brought down about 35% of the leaves, but much green remains with those leaves yet to change.

Week of October 4 - October 10, 2023

Percent changed: 85% (PEAK!)

Predominant Colors: Reds and orange are exploding, especially along lakes & waterways. Brilliant golds and yellows are lighting up mountainsides.

Brilliance: Very Brilliant.

Week of September 27 - October 3, 2023

Percent changed: 60% (Near Peak)

Predominant Colors: Plenty of bright shades of yellow and gold coming in over the remaining green.

Brilliance: Red and orange leaves of above average brilliance are starting to pop.

Week of September 20 - 26, 2023

Percent changed: 40% (Midpoint)

Predominant Colors: Gold, orange and yellows.

Brilliance: Dark reds and burgundy, along with some yellow, gold and emerging orange. There is still a significant number of green leaves.

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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