How about some leaf peeping?! Fall foliage is what people flock to the Adirondack Park for in this season of change. Whether you’re traveling to upstate New York, or you live nearby, there’s something very special about immersing yourself in nature in the fall. It awakens all the senses while simultaneously relaxing and renewing the spirit.
View from the Heights
If you have never taken a ride on the McCauley Mountain chair lift, fall is the perfect time to go! It’s a unique way to take in the views and breathe in the fall air. You can also enjoy the views by hiking one of the mountains near Old Forge such as: Bald Mountain, Black Bear, or Rocky Mountain.
View from the Trails
If you’re into mountain biking, check out the Town of Webb trail system with approximately 100 miles of trails between Old Forge and Eagle Bay..
View from the Lakes
Kayaking or canoeing are fantastic ways to take in the beautiful colors blossoming in the area in fall. Check out 4th Lake and Sis & Bubb Lakes, they’re a great start.
View from the Rails
Hop aboard a train at the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Thendara. You can choose from a 1 ½ hour roundtrip adventure to Beaver River, where you travel thru forests and over rivers and streams or a three-hour roundtrip train ride to Big Moose. You can purchase a boxed lunch or visit their café car. Also highly popular (book up quickly as their season ends before November!) are the Adirondack Scenic Rail Bike Adventures. If you enjoy exercise with your friends or family, then get your blood pumping as you pedal thru the ADK forest. Each railbike seats four people and there are now two trips offered. This is a fall adventure that you will not want to miss!
View from the Links
One of the most beautiful courses in the area (especially in the fall!) is the Thendara Golf Club, which offers golfing on an 18-hole par 72 course cut through the natural beauty of the Adirondack mountains. This course is a preference, no matter your level of play. Call with questions (315) 369-3136 or to book a tee time, click for online reservations.
Restaurants & Dining
All that hiking, biking, life on the lake, and leaf peeping will certainly work up your appetite! Take your family vacation or friends getaway to the next level and treat yourselves to some excellent cuisine. Here are some of our favorites. Click on the link to view their website, menu, and dining options:
- Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack/ The 46 Lounge Sky Bar
- Fulton Chain Craft Brewery
- Frankie’s Taste of Italy
- Walt’s Diner
- The Mill
- Keyes’ Pancake House
Upcoming Fall 2022 Events:
Oct. 14 – 15 and Oct. 21 – 22 Water’s Edge Inn Hotel Transylvania – See what happens when the Water’s Edge Inn turns into Hotel Transylvania for this Halloween special event weekends! This family friendly event is filled with lots of fun an activities including – contests, crafts, trick-or-treating, costumes and more! For more information or to book online click here! Reservations can also be made by calling 315-369-2484.
Nov 25 – 27 & Dec. 2-3 Breakfast with Santa at Water’s Edge Inn – Kick off the holiday season with Water’s Edge Inn and an Adirondack Christmas on Main Street* and Breakfast with Santa in Old Forge on November 25-26 and December 2-3, 2022. We will welcome you with a cup of hot cocoa before you stroll around and enjoy the holiday festivities in town*. After the festivities, treat yourself to our heated indoor pool or reserve a suite with a Jacuzzi. Then treat the kids to Breakfast with Santa the next morning! For more information or to book online click here!
Nov 25 – 27 *Adirondack Christmas on Main Street – Come visit us Thanksgiving weekend to kick off the holiday season with friends and family. Area clubs, civic groups and businesses have planned an unforgettable family experience. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in town and families will be treated to old fashioned horse-drawn wagon rides, tree lighting, a light parade, face painting, Zoo Mobile, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Candy Cane Hunt, Reindeer Fun Run and more! All free of charge! Additional venues are also available for your enjoyment. Including the Santa Express Train, holiday arts and crafts at View and Ace Hardware. Keep your antlers on from the Reindeer Run, the fun doesn’t stop there — wear your antlers into the special holiday 2pm matinee at the Strand Theater and receive a free small popcorn and 1/2 price matinee.
We’ll keep our website updated as the leaves are changing, check it out here.