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Insider Secrets: Hidden Fall Gems to See Stunning Foliage

From golf courses to scenic drives, we've rounded up hidden fall gems in and around Lake George! These top-notch suggestions are brought to you by locals and area business owners who know the region.

golf cart on golf course in the fallThe Top of the World Golf Course on French Mountain offers one of the best view of foliage surrounding Lake George.

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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

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fall foliage on golf courseThe golf course at the Ticonderoga Country Club is just one of the many beautiful sights you'll see on Route 9N in the fall.

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

street in Bolton Landing in the fallRoute 9N in Bolton Landing offers a variety of great restaurants in addition to foliage, like The Huddle Kitchen & Bar and Beyond the Sea. Photo credit: Hope Relly-Cobb.

Bolton Landing

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

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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 Island 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

fall at a winery barn, open tentThe Saratoga Winery is one of several scenic stops along the Upper Hudson Valley Wine Trail.

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

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fall foliage on trail in woodsFoliage on the Northville-Placid trail, photo credit: Kevin Kenny, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.

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

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