All the color, all the adventure

The love affair with fall in Saranac Lake is real. It is a season of transition, a switching of gears. Saranac Lake is full of eye-popping views year-round, but it’s hard to deny the unique beauty of autumn in the Adirondacks. From blazing orange to subtle yellow to fire engine red, the trees provide a landscape that is simply unforgettable. During your next fall outing, make sure to take in all Saranac Lake has to offer. While the brilliant red and yellow leaves may steal the show, there's festivities to be found all around town! 

Don't forget to pack your camera! The stunning fall foliage awaits.

2022 Fall Foliage Reports

October 10 - October 16: We are just past peak, in what we like to call the confetti phase. The leaves are still bright and brilliant, but they are starting to fall. You might enjoy the ground cover just as much as the tree line this week! The remaining leaves are a vibrant mix of red, yellow, and orange colors, with 100% of trees turned, and some starting to drop their leaves and go bare. 


October 3 - October 9: The leaves have really popped! They are at peak with a vibrant mix of red, yellow, and orange colors. The vibrancy of the leaves is bright and brilliant, with an anticipated 85% of trees changed by next week.


September 26 - October 2: The leaves are reaching midpoint with a mix of colors, mostly yellows and greens with pops of red, orange, and purple, too. The vibrancy of the leaves is average, with an anticipated 50% of trees changing by next week.


September 19 - 25: Fall is still just around the corner, with predominantly green leaves with underlying hues of yellow and red starting to peek through. The colors are still dull, with an anticipated 25% of trees changing by next week.

A maple tree with leaves changing from green to red and orange.


September 12 - 18: The leaves are just starting to turn in the Saranac Lake region! The colors are currently dull, with predominantly green leaves and hints of fall colors coming.

Looking across a lake at old-fashioned homes and a hill of green trees.


The best activities for fall fun

Saranac Lake makes the most out of the fall atmosphere. One of these ways is hosting farmers markets! While you might think summer is prime time for farmers and artists to sell their product, fall offers up just as much fresh produce, art pieces, and tradition. Discover the ArtMarket! A collaborative event that allows you to visit and take in the arts of Saranac Lake, or frequent the farmers markets in the park. After you stock up on authentic fall trinkets and tasty foods, fall hiking should be next on your list! While hiking around Saranac Lake is already incredible, pairing the trails with pops of fall colors is the cherry on top!