For a gorgeous fall getaway, there's no place like the Lake Champlain region. A mix of fresh air, amazing views and something magical around every bend is in store when you come visit our beautiful, historic region!

Foliage report

Crisp, fresh autumn air, crunchy leaves, stunning colors, and fall treats like apples, cider, and donuts. Breathtaking mountain views and historic Lake Champlain. What more could you ask for? Autumn is a spectacular time to visit the Lake Champlain region, and our foliage reports will help you determine the progression of the leaf change as you plan your trip. Pack your favorite sweater, charge up the camera batteries, and get ready for a fall that is magically beautiful.

Two brightly colored autum leaves rest on a large stone in the Lake Champlain region.

Outdoor recreation and larger than life views

As the air cools and the colors warm, options abound for outdoor recreation in the Lake Champlain region. No matter the activity - hiking, biking, golfing, or paddling - fall makes a gorgeous and colorful backdrop for every adventure. Terrain for all levels of road and mountain biking, an extensive series of trails and waterways, and scenic golf courses guarantee an adventure for everyone. Explore the waters of the Adirondack Coast, play on a championship golf course, take a leisurely walk in the woods, or try a big climb for an all day experience. We have the activities — and the views — that you’ve been looking for.

Two people and a dog rest on a rocky outcrop overlooking Lake Champlain.

Fall flavors

When you’re not out adventuring, immerse yourself in the agricultural heritage of the Lake Champlain region with local farm and food experiences. Agriculture has long played an important role here, and today many family-run farms still provide fresh food to visitors and residents. Autumn festivals like the Adirondack Harvest Festival offer great fun for the whole family and an opportunity to connect with local communities. Take the time to sample apple cider and enjoy seasonal produce, roam a friendly corn maze, or base your autumn getaway at a farmhouse bed and breakfast to fully embrace the character of this unforgettable place!

A harvest basket of red apples spills into a wood crate at a farmstand.


What happens when you mix an important body of water, the struggle for nationhood, and a passion for preservation? You get the amazing mix of historic sites in the Lake Champlain Region! Immerse yourself in a Revolutionary War fort, engage in period activities, explore ruins, and tour local history museums to learn about the fascinating history of the area. The visual splendor of fall is the perfect time to go for a road trip and learn how this landscape shaped a nation, and about the extraordinary people who have made their mark here.

A person leans against a doorway of the remains of Fort Ticonderoga.

Legendary landscapes

With its rich history, the Lake Champlain region is also rich in legend. (Ever heard of Champ the mythical lake monster of Lake Champlain or learned that there are hundreds of shipwrecks below the surface?) Now is the perfect time to experience some of the sites that have shaped American history and explore the places where stories old and new were created. Join us in our beautiful region this fall and write some stories of your own!


Golden orange leaves of a maple tree in autumn frame a landscape view over a field with mountains in the distance.

Start planning your autumn getaway today!