Fall in Saranac Lake
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Fall in love with life

The love affair with fall in Saranac Lake is real. It is a season of transition, a switching of gears. From the full throttle immersion of summer to a more laid back pace.

It is about waking up early to chilled air and misty waters. It is about cozying up with a blanket and watching the leaves fall. It is about pouring into your favorite fleece and walking into town for a cup of hot coffee. It is about taking your sweet time and relishing in all your favorites.

Fall in love with colors

And undoubtedly, the colors of fall will capture your heart as well. The first to turn will be the Red Maple, true to its name, bright red in color. Then watch for Sugar Maple in a variety of gorgeous red, orange, and yellow hues; Quaking Aspen in vibrant yellow; and American Beech will follow, with their reddish brown leaves that hang on, crispy and waxy, all winter long.

Fall in Love with the Good Stuff

From a scenic hike up one of the Saranac Lake 6ers to a stunning paddle down the Saranac River, we have got the goods fall was made for! We have mountain biking with leaves under your tires, and road cycling with vistas in every direction. We have art galleries ready for cool weather browsing and an Adirondack Carousel that will warm you with a smile. And we have a classic — The Great Adk Corn Maze, for quintessential fall fun for all ages!

Fall in Saranac Lake is an effortless attraction that never tires. How's that for true love?!

2018 Foliage Reports 

October 15

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 95%

Brilliance: Colors are starting to dull.

Predominating colors: Reds, purples, oranges, and yellows are present. But the leaves are falling, so there are bare limbs among the colors. 

Rating: Past peak.

October 9

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 85%

Brilliance: Bold, bright, and beautiful. Low temperatures above freezing have produced brilliant reds. And the rainy/overcast days have intensified the colors! 

Predominating colors: All the fall colors are out in force - red, purple, orange, and yellow. 

Rating: Peak!

October 1

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 60-70%

Brilliance: Bright. The rain makes the colors glisten.

Predominating colors: Gorgeous mix of red, orange, and yellow hues.

Rating: Near peak.

September 24

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 50-60%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: The recent cold temperatures at night have kicked things into high gear. Nice red, orange, and yellow hues are present.

Rating: Midpoint, but peak may come fast.

September 17

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 40%

Brilliance: Average. 

Predominating colors: Still lots of green but the colors are popping! Red Maples are showing their vibrant red. Sugar Maples are starting to turn various hues of yellow and orange.

Rating: Nearing mid-point.

September 10

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 5-10%

Brilliance: Average. We're experiencing warm autumn days with cool nights - perfect conditions for bright colors ahead!

Predominating colors: Predominantly still green. Red Maples are staring to turn red. Sugar Maples are starting to turn various hues of yellow and orange.

Rating: Just beginning.

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