"I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves."
– Ann Drake
As a lifelong resident of the northeast, I have always equated fall with the idea of leaf peeping road trips and bike rides. Exploring the explosions of colors in towns both familiar and unfamiliar to me is perhaps my favorite tradition, one I eagerly look forward to year after year. While my Syracuse, NY roots have me genetically programmed to bleed orange ("Go SU!"), even the wave of Syracuse University orange that surrounds the community has nothing on the vibrant orange that explodes throughout the fall foliage of the Adirondacks. Combined with golden yellows and fiery reds, any visitor to the region will be amazed by the visual spectacle of this magical slice of heaven in Upstate NY, and the Lake Champlain Region is a masterpiece of its very own.
Be sure to check out these ten spots during your next leaf peeping adventure through Lake Champlain!
1. The Big Hollow Trail (Crown Point, NY)
2. Crown Point Historic Site (Crown Point, NY)
3. Crown Point Campground (Crown Point, NY)
4. Edgemont Road (Port Henry, NY)
5. Court Street (Elizabethtown, NY)
6. LaChute River Walk Trail (Ticonderoga, NY)
7. LaChute River Falls, as seen from the LaChute River Walk (Ticonderoga, NY)
8. Lincoln Pond (Elizabethtown, NY)
9. Penfield Pond (Crown Point, NY)
10. Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, as seen from Route 9 (Chesterfield, NY)
Come out and visit!
The leaves are already starting to show pops of color. Avoid missing out and plan your next visit to the Lake Champlain Region! No matter where you go, there will be plenty of delicious dining options to fuel your foliage-filled day. Treat yourself by booking a stay at one of our accommodations and give yourself a multi-day Adirondack getaway. Happy leaf peeping!