46 Things to Do in the Adirondacks in Fall

The Adirondack Park is one of New York State's best places to experience Fall. Between the breathtaking fall foliage, an abundance of activities, and spectacular fall events, you'll want to come back every year! Check out our list of 46 things to do in the Adirondacks and enjoy fall with us this season!

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Early Fall:

1. Go apple picking
2. Go on a hike to view fall foliage
3. Rock climb

Go rock climbing
Go rock climbing

4. Go horseback riding
5. Find the best apple cider donuts
6. Visit a local farm
7. Attend the Adirondack Balloon Festival

Visit Lake George for the Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival
Visit Lake George for the Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival

8. Take a trip to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington
9. Go on a brewery tour
10. Go to a drive-in movie
11. Go kayaking
12. Go hiking with your dog

Your pup will enjoy fall hiking too
Your pup will enjoy fall hiking too

13. Go wine tasting
14. Take a boat tour on Lake George
15. Plan a fall camping trip
16. Have a fall-themed picnic
17. Go to an art gallery

Saranac Lake has an awesome arts scene!
Saranac Lake has an awesome arts scene!

18. Dine outdoors in crisp fall weather
19. See an outdoor concert
20. Plan a yoga retreat

Mid-Fall:

21. Attend a fall festival
22. Go golfing
23. Visit a local farmer's market

Farmers Markets in the Adirondack are open in the fall too!
Farmers Markets in the Adirondack are open in the fall too!

24. Go pumpkin picking
25. Go on a hay-ride
26. Visit a corn maze
27. Take a scenic train ride
28. Ride in a hot air balloon to see fall colors from above
29. Take a gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain

Take a Gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain for spectacular fall foliage views
Take a Gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain for spectacular fall foliage views

30. Go antiquing
31. Attend an Oktoberfest
32. Take a motorcycle tour of a scenic byway
33. Visit a local candle shop
34. Go on a spooky graveyard tour

Get chills during a quiet walk through a cemetery at night
Get chills during a quiet walk through a cemetery at night

35. Go to a haunted house
36. Attend Fright Fest at The Great Escape
37. Attend a Harvest Festival
38. Run a Halloween 5-K
39. Have a bonfire and drink apple cider

Late Fall:

40. Visit an Adirondack region museum
41. Go on the ADK Coast Wine Trail
42. Catch a play at a local theater
43. Plan a cozy cabin retreat

It doesn't have to be a little cabin in the woods to be a cabin experience
It doesn't have to be a little cabin in the woods to be a cabin experience

44. Visit a castle in the Adirondack Seaway Region
45. Go glamping
46. Visit a haunted historic site

 

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