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Insider Secrets: Hidden Fall Gems

Discover the best hidden fall gems throughout Lake George and the Adirondacks, as described by locals themselves. From local restaurants to the best fall foliage drive - we have all the hidden gems of fall right here.

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Top Of The World Golf Course

"If you go to the Top of The World Golf Course, you can see the ENTIRE lake without having to spend time and energy hiking." - Jeremy Brown

NYS Route 9N

"Another great spot is a drive along NYS Route 9N near the Ticonderoga Country Club. Stop there and take a few pictures of the orange and red mountain tops with the trout brook. Another great picture taking spot is the Valley View Chapel." - Anthony DeFranco, PE Consulting Engineer

Sisters Bistro

"I'm a big fan of Sisters Bistro. If you want a place to have a nice coffee or even a special crafted cocktail with a healthy meal, it's the place to be. The staff is great and the scenery makes you feel like Adirondack royalty. Highly recommend." - Samantha Salsbury

Bolton Landing

"Bolton Landing. North Creek is pretty as well." - Beth Blankenship, Lake George Escape

Wevertown to Speculator

"If you're looking for a drive, take a late September drive on Route 8 from Wevertown to Speculator - it will reward you with some gorgeous colors and spectacular scenery." - Justin Mahoney, Lake George Pontoon Adventures

Chestertown and Pottersville

"Driving on Rt 9 between Chestertown and Pottersville - Loon Lake looks awesome in the fall." - Gregory Beckler, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves Park

Ballooning Adventures

"I think a hidden gem here is going for a balloon ride. It's the best way to see the colors." - Mike Delsignore, Ballooning Adventures

Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail

"Hidden gems to visit while visiting our town would be any of the wineries on the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail because you get to experience a beautiful scenic drive with an abundance of fall foliage as you visit each one." - Amy Greth, The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

West Stony Creek Falls

"The West Stony Creek Falls on the Northville-Placid Trail is a moderate 1 1/2 mile hike to a beautiful small cascade on the West Stony Creek. It's very popular with the many outdoor enthusiasts that visit Benson each year."- Mike Humphrey, Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center

Olympic Ski Jumping Complex

"As home to the 1980 Winter Olympics, we have the ideal man-made leaf peeping lookout - the 120 meter tower at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. Ride the glass elevator to the top for a view that will take your breath away and is just a 5 minute drive from the center of town." - Lori Fitzgerald, High Peaks Resort

Fort William Henry Museum

"The Fort William Henry Museum has binoculars mounted to the top of the Fort for an even better view." - Hannah Rhodes, Fort William Henry Resort & Conference Center

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