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 14 – 20, 2020

Percent changed: 98% Past Peak

Predominant Colors: Rich golds and yellows, with deep oranges and warm reds prevalent. Significant foliage remains, although wind and rain continue to blow down many leaves.

Brilliance: Average

Week of October 7 – 13, 2020

Percent changed: 95% Late Peak

Predominant Colors: Spectacular reds, with dazzling orange and yellow holding steady. Leaves have fallen due to rain and wind, but many green leaves are continuing to change and are filling in lower branches with color.

Brilliance: Above average reds, yellows, and golds

Week of September 28 – October 6, 2020

Percent changed: 85% NEAR PEAK

Predominant Colors: Bright orange and reds, with many splashes of brilliant yellow. Strong golds and burgundy are holding steady.

Brilliance: Above average.

Week of September 23 – 29, 2020

Percent changed: 50%

Predominant Colors: Bright and deep reds with burgundy, many splashes of yellow and orange. Golds and deep yellows are steadily increasing.

Brilliance: Above average reds, average yellow and gold.

Week of September 16 – 22, 2020

Percent changed: 25%

Predominant Colors: Some brilliant reds and many burgundy, with orange developing. Yellows and Golds are increasing steadily.

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.