For Immediate Release
LAKE GEORGE NY (September 2010) – Fall is the time of year when people from all over the country wish they were in the Northeast. Juicy apples ripening in the sun, fall foliage adorning roadsides and mountainsides with brilliant bursts of color, and temperate weather beckon travelers to come pay a visit.
But Lake George, NY is one Northeast destination that offers even more.
“Lake George is a must-see in fall,” said Sara Mannix, Founder and CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., the company that owns LakeGeorge.com, a travel and destination guide to the Lake George, NY region. “The lake is even more breathtaking with the surrounding mountainside leaves changing colors and absolutely perfect for those would-be summer visitors who prefer a quieter, less crowded, and more affordable getaway.”
More affordable, yes. In fact, this past spring, Bolton Landing on Lake George was touted by the New York Times Travel section as one of eight off-season getaways for its beautiful vistas, area attractions and low off-season rates. Many area lodging establishments close after the busy summer season, but those that stay open (including some you might ordinarily pay a pretty penny for in the summer) offer incredible discounts and fall specials, available at LakeGeorge.com/specials.
Many of the summer activities that make Lake George such a big draw can also be enjoyed in autumn. Enjoy a great golf game, a lake cruise (and perhaps dinner) aboard one of Lake George’s steamboats, horseback rides through the mountains, wine tasting, island camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course and more. These are a treat in any season, but fall in particular offers a one-of-a-kind view of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains, speckled with fall foliage from nearly every color family. Regional photographer Carl Heilman II suggests the peak time for leaf peeping in Lake George is around the third week in October, and he is considered an expert, having captured fall photos with colors so vivid, the leaves are nearly leaping off the page.
Unique fall events add to the appeal of autumn in Lake George. September brings the Adirondack Nationals Classic Car Show, the lakeside Jazz Weekend and the Adirondack Balloon Festival (when dozens of hot air balloons take to the sky at once). October events include the Warrensburg “World’s Largest” Garage Sale, Lake George Oktoberfest, Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Escape and more.
Lake George invites travelers to discover the wide range of fall events, activities and vistas, as well as the opportunity to go “leaf peeping,” a term that is nearly unknown in other parts of the country. Find out more at LakeGeorge.com/fall and rediscover the Queen of American Lakes this season!