46 Things to Do in Fall
With breathtaking fall foliage and an abundance of activities and events, New York's Adirondacks are one best places to experience fall. Check out our list of 46 "peak" things to do in the Adirondacks region this fall.
Fort Henry William has been home to battles, cold hungry winters and widespread disease. Hear haunting stories passed down through the years and maybe encounter something paranormal yourself on a haunted tour.
With monsters and ghouls roaming about, thrilling and haunting halloween rides, and skin crawling shows you'll be shaking like a leaf at Great Escape Fright Fest.
Wind down by a firepit with a glass of hot cider and a s’mores kit before just outside your beautiful pine lodge. Enjoy the privacy, comfortability, and Adirondack authenticity of renting an Adirondack cabin or cottage.
Did you know the word "vacation" originated with Adirondack getaways? It was common to "take a holiday" until city residents began to "vacate" the city for a calming weekend in the Adirondacks. Learn some more fun Adirondack facts at any of the historic or wildlife museums in the region.
Located on Dark Island off the coast of Hammond, the boat-access only Singer Castle features secret passageways, a two-story ice house, indoor squash court and dungeon.
Relax, feel the wind in your hair and learn some history and local lore on one of the many scenic, guided boat tours in the Adirondacks.
Once you’ve had a cider donut so fresh that it’s still warm in your hand, there is no turning back. At Rulfs Orchard in Peru, the doughnut maker starts preparing fresh donuts each morning at 6 a.m.
Throw on your warmest sweater for a fall-time outdoor dining experience. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars, savor your fleeting chance to dine outside before the temps get too brisk.
Stock up on cheeses, charcuterie, butter, fruit spreads and freshly made baked goods–and spread out a blanket alongside freshly fallen leaves. Many small, local ADK general stores, such as Charlie John's in Speculator, carry an array of local ingredients and other fun, very Adirondack keepsakes.
Practice your tree pose in the greatness of the Adirondack Park when you go on an outdoor yoga retreat at Kelpytown Kove, a farmette that offers yoga classes, workshops, and glamping retreats.
Have an un-fore-gettable day at some of the Adirondack golf courses designed by golfing legends such as Craig Wood and Alistair Mackenzie. Enjoy the masterfully made courses and the astounding beauty of the Adirondacks.
For all you adventurous early birds, take a hike up Mount Arab to see a stunning sunrise from the lookout tower. See the sun illuminate Arab Lake, Tupper Lake and the northwest foothills of the Adirondacks.
Explore major pieces of the Adirondacks history on the Upper Works Trailhea, an interpretive trail steeped in history including the MacNaughton cottage where Teddy Roosevelt began his midnight ride, a massive iron furnace, and views of the Hudson River.
Take a peak into the history of the Adirondacks and bring home a treasure from any of the antique stores in the Adirondacks. A perfect place to find a souvenier to remember your trip by.
Step into the past during a day-long salute to the historic Battle of Plattsburgh with re-enactments, ceremonies, 19th century kids games, blacksmithing demonstrations, hands-on crafts, farm animals, live music, history talks, a parade, fireworks, and more.