In the Adirondacks, autumn descends with a whisper of cool air, rich with the scent of changing leaves and balsam fir. Experience the magic of autumn in the Adirondacks during the longest fall foliage season in the Northeast, and discover a rich variety of fall festivals – from Adirondack renditions of Oktoberfests to wine and harvest events. Find unique ways to explore Northern New York, whether on a scenic flight, historic boat tour or hot air balloon ride.
Fall is a time of harvest and celebration in the Adirondacks, with annual fall events that capture the magic of the changing seasons and traditions that inspire adventures. Take a hot air balloon ride during the Adirondack Balloon Festival, sample local treats at the Cream Cheese Festival, or dance the day away at a Bluegrass Festival. From cultural celebrations that unite friends and family, to unique entertainment and scenic foliage tours – experience the rich variety of fall in the Adirondack Region.
Walk through apple orchards and forests glowing in the golden light of aspen, sugar maple and sweet birch, tour historic sites and enjoy an evening boat cruise on a scenic Adirondack lake. Hiking trails offer solitude and stunning views as the summer crowds fade, and campgrounds remain open, providing one last opportunity for sleeping under the stars before the snow flies. Travel aboard scenic Adirondack railroads for a unique leaf-peeping experience, or drive along one of the many picturesque Byways, perfect for afternoon cruising and scenic motorcycle rides.