An awesome Adirondack autumn

Fall is a spectacular time of year to visit the Adirondack Coast. As the Adirondack Mountains burst into color, reflections play off the water of Lake Champlain to magnify the experience. Our numerous other lakes and ponds also serve as perfect reflecting pools.

Here are some of the best ways to take in the views:

Up for a hike?

  • Champlain Area Trails’ collection of 56 family-friendly trails throughout the region will directly connect you to nature and the vibrant Adirondack color of our forests, farms, fields, and wetlands that are so dazzling at this time of year. 
  • Consider the Cheney Mountain Trail, Coon Mountain, or the Coot Hill/Big Hollow Trial. All offer stunning views from their summits with vistas stretching north and south for miles along this 125-mile long lake.
  • The slightly more challenging hike up Poke-O-Moonshine.

Bring the bike

Scenic drives

  • There is no shortage of scenery along Route 9N throughout the Lake Champlain Region, which offers stunning views of foliage along the coast and rolling farmland that you won’t see elsewhere in the Adirondacks.

 

Fall foliage meter, foliage is low.

 


2022 Fall Foliage Reports

September 26, 2022

Region represented: Lake Champlain Region

Reporting station: Lake Champlain Visitors Center

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15-20% 

Brilliance: average for beginning stages

Predominating colors: still predominantly green with some golden yellows and rusts, occasional bright yellow or a flash of orange.

Rating: early stages

September 19, 2022

Reporting station: Lake Champlain Visitors Center

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 10-12% 

Brilliance: average for beginning stages

Predominating colors: still predominantly green with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts, occasional bright yellow.

Rating: Beginning 

September 12, 2022

Reporting station: Lake Champlain Visitors Center

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 3-5% 

Brilliance: average for beginning stages

Predominating colors: still predominantly green with a sprinkling of muted golds and rusts

Rating: Just beginning