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Fall Fun in the Lake George Region

Think there's nothing to do in Lake George after the summer is over? Think again! We've rounded up some top attractions in the Lake George area that are open in the fall and are perfect for seasonal adventures and fun.

From new ways to see the foliage, to getting outdoors before winter comes, to creating something special to keep for years to come, your fall adventures await in the Lake George area.

Take a Scenic Gondola Ride, Hike, Bike & More

a Gore gondola with fall foliage surrounding it

Speaking of the foliage, one of the absolute top ways to see the changing leaves is just north of Lake George in North Creek, at Gore Mountain. Yes, Gore Mountain offers much more than skiing! There are scenic gondola rides, which is an incredible way to view the foliage, along with biking, hiking, climbing walls, bounce inflatables, a bungee trampoline, mini golf, and disc golf.

Gore is typically open through early to mid-October, and they also have a Harvest Festival worth checking out.

Take a Scenic Foliage Hike - Or Drive!

view from Prospect Mountain the fall with highwayPhoto credit: Johannes Thiel, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0

Prospect Mountain offers unparalleled fall foliage views. It's about three miles roundtrip to hike, although it's steep and difficult in some spots. so it's not recommended for young children. Once you reach the 2,030-foot elevation summit you're rewarded with a 100-mile view of the region.

Not up for the hike? No worries! You can drive up the Veterans Memorial Highway for a fee of $10 per car, and it's open seasonally through the beginning of November. With fall foliage peaking in October, that's plenty of time to enjoy the sights.

Paint an Extraordinary Picture

four women holding up paintings of a pumpkin

Prefer to stay indoors during the autumn weather? No worries! Head to nearby Glens Falls where you can paint a masterpiece to take home in a warm and comfortable environment. You arrive, grab a drink at the bar, pick a seat, and then a professional instructor provides easy-to-follow directions on how to create a beautiful painting. There's no experience necessary.

Sip & Canvas is open year-round Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings 6:30pm to 9pm, Saturday afternoon 2:30pm to 5pm, Sunday afternoon 1:30pm to 4pm, and by appointment.

Have an Adventure High in the Trees

person doint treetop course

A thrilling treetop course awaits in Bolton Landing! Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course offers something for all ages and abilities with their aerial adventure park. You choose your adventure level (the courses become progressively more challenging), and then you head up to the trees for over a mile and a half of high-flying fun.

Adirondack Extreme is open through November 10th, and all the climbing, aerial fun, and obstacles are open rain or shine. This is a great chance to get in some outdoor fun before the really cold weather sets in. Check their website for monthly specials going on.

Embark on an Epic Horseback Ride

two people horseback in the woods

You can see the fall foliage from up in the trees, while on a zipline, or from inside a gondola. You could hike or bike. But what if you could take a horseback ride? Thanks to Bennett's Horseback Riding in Lake Luzerne you can make the most of a fall horseback ride where you can enjoy the foliage, the crisp air, and being on an amazing animal that is leading you through nature.

Bennett's Horseback Riding offers guided trail rides year-round, and there is a variety of options available, such as junior rides for beginners, and sunset dinner rides that include a dinner in addition to the ride.

Check out the Lake George Leaf Peeping Guide »

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