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Lake George Fall Leaf Peeping Guide

fall foliage map for adirondacks and lake georgeDid you know Lake George features some of the best views of autumn in the Adirondacks? The leaves begin to turn in the Adirondack Park in late September, and before you know it, the surrounding mountains are full of color.

There are spectacular views throughout Lake George, so get out there on a crisp fall day and explore all that the area has to offer. Don't forget your camera!

When to Go Leaf Peeping

For the most glorious sights, the best time to go leaf peeping in Lake George is during the first half of October when the fall colors reach their peak.

Typically, peak foliage in Lake George begins during the first week of October. However, since peak foliage times change year-to-year, you can expect to see brightly colored leaves through the second week of October. Adirondack Photographer, Carl Heilman II, has also seen years when the color lasts into the third week of October.

Higher elevations, like the Adirondack High Peaks, will reach peak foliage sooner. Peak foliage occurs in the heart of the Adirondacks earlier than lower elevations, such as Lake George and communities south of the area.

Adirondack Photographer Carl Heilman II has shared his photographs of local fall foliage and noted where each viewpoint is located.
Whether it's from a steamboat, a horse, or even a hot air balloon, there are all kinds of ways to view the fall foliage.
Check out six of our favorite places to view the fall foliage, along with attractions and activities you'll find nearby.
The entire North Country comes alive with color during autumn! Take a trip to nearby Washington County for amazing views of the countryside.
Go on an outdoor leaf peeping adventure this fall! Hiking and biking are two popular activities for foliage viewing in the area.
Want to relax while you go leaf peeping in Lake George? Take a trip along one of these scenic drives.
Learn about when the locals believe you should visit the Lake George Region to see the beautiful colors of fall.
aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga area
Fort Ticonderoga
There are tons of places to go leaf peeping around the region, but these are the attractions you just can't miss.
foliage by hotel
Fort William Henry
Wondering where you should go leaf peeping in Lake George and the Adirondacks? Visit these local favorites!
trees with foliage reflected in water
Top of the World Golf
Within the Lake George Region there are hidden gems leaf peepers should check out during peak foliage.
If you need some help planning your leaf peeping adventure, read these top tips about fall in Lake George!

TIP: Fall is a great time to come to Lake George, and many hotels, motels, and resorts offer fall getaway packages. Surround yourself with the beauty of the area and stay at a discount!

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