Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: Find the Best Pumpkin Treats in the Lake George Region
The smell of pumpkin spice is wafting through the air, which can only mean that fall is underway. This is the time of year to warm up with a cozy sweater, grab a pumpkin latte, and enjoy the colorful foliage. However, if you just can’t get enough pumpkin this season, then you’re in luck! The Lake George Region is full of cafes, bake shops, and more that offer pumpkin-flavored treats and specials.
Note that pumpkin treats are seasonal and subject to availability. It’s recommended to call ahead of time to ensure you can get your fall pumpkin spice fix.
Try Mouthwatering Baked Goods & Pumpkin Spice Drinks
Photo Credit: Fresh ADK
When you're ready to sip a warm and creamy pumpkin spice latte, then visit Caffe Vero in Lake George Village. The excellent mix of spices makes their drink taste like pumpkin pie, and you can have it hot or iced. And they use real pumpkin!
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, SPoT Coffee is your friendly neighborhood cafe that goes all out this season. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin apple muffins, there are plenty of treats to enjoy while you relax in the comfortable coffee shop.
As their name suggests, Fresh ADK in Glens Falls offers clean, healthy, and delicious breakfast and lunch options. While their main menu has standard cafe fare, there are always several freshly-made baked goods inside their display case, available for purchase, such as pumpkin squares. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, they do offer custom orders for various treats.
The Exchange in Glens Falls, located where the Rock Hill Bakehouse used to be, offers hot or iced pumpkin spice lattes and caramel pumpkin spice cappuccinos in the fall. Stop by for some breakfast and delicious coffee in their welcoming atmosphere.
Libby’s Bakery Cafe
Head to the northern end of Lake George and visit Libby’s Bakery Cafe in Ticonderoga for some awesome pumpkin-based treats. This year they'll be offering pumpkin spice lattes and their own cream cheese-filled pumpkin crumb muffins, in addition to pumpkin cake rolls and other pumpkin specials.
Discover Sweet Pumpkin Treats & Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie Park from Barkeater Chocolates, photo provided
Satisfy your craving for chocolate with a trip to Barkeater Chocolates in North Creek. The shop is recognized as a premier source of gourmet chocolates in the Southern Adirondacks, offering everything from truffles and caramels to chocolate bars, bark, and peanut butter cups. This year, they will be offering their small pumpkin pie truffles (and other autumn flavors: pecan pie, cider doughnut, and Adirondack maple), as well as giant pumpkin pie truffles. They also have Pumpkin Pie Bark.
Frequently lauded as having the best ice cream in Lake George Village, Nina's Sweet Shoppe embraces the season with autumnal twists on their award-winning fare through Columbus Day. Try their amazing pumpkin ice cream, or if it's a little too brisk for a cold treat, enjoy a piece of their pumpkin fudge and a warm pumpkin latte.
Martha’s Dandee Creme
Local favorite Martha's Dandee Creme serves up pumpkin ice cream after Labor Day through their closing day, October 14th. Before the weather gets too cool, stop by and celebrate fall with one more ice cream.
Cheers to Fall With a Pumpkin-Flavored Craft Beverage
Brewed using the area’s finest pumpkins, Argyle Brewing Company in Greenwich sells a delicious, mellow-spiced Pumpkin Ale each year. However, this fall favorite is only available for a limited time, so be sure to fill up a glass or growler as soon as you can.
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Since 1996, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery in the Village of Lake Placid has been brewing award-winning beers. They have a massive catalogue of seasonal selections that rotate in and out of their lineup. This year they're brewing up Pumpkin Ubu and Harvest Pumpkin Ale.
They'll also be brewing up one or two additional pumpkin beers at their new brewery, Big Slide Brewery & Public House, also located in Lake Placid. We can expect a Pumpkin Sour beer from Big Slide. All pumpkin beers will be available around mid-September through the middle of October.