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Lake George Fall Leaf Peeping Guide

Did 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!

Regional Peak Fall Foliage Map

fall foliage map for adirondacks and lake george

When To Go Leaf Peeping

fall foliage in lake georgeFor 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 or even the third week of October (according to local photographer Carl Heilman II).

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.

Find The Best Leaf Peeping Spots

fall foliage image by carl heilman II

Regional photographer Carl Heilman II has captured some of the most breathtaking photos of the Lake George area, and his fall shots are stunning. Check out his guide to see some of his best fall captures, each listing exactly where the picture was taken so you too can bring home a great foliage photo of Lake George.

See Carl Heilman's photos and leaf peeping tips »

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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