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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?!

2019 Fall Foliage Reports

October 15, 2019

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

Brilliance: The colors are showing average to muted brilliance.

Predominating colors: Higher elevations, mountain-sides, and peaks are showing off a radiant golden glow. Lower elevations are still holding a vibrant variety of reds, oranges, and yellows. 

Rating: Past peak.

October 7, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 90%

Brilliance: The colors are showing average to muted brilliance.

Predominating colors: A soothing blend of reds, oranges, and yellows.

Rating: Just past peak.

September 30, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 80%

Brilliance: Bold, bright, and beautiful.

Predominating colors: A picturesque variety of red, orange, yellow, garnet, and purple are present.

Rating: Peak.

September 24, 2019

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

Brilliance: Average.

Predominating colors: Shorter days, cool nights, and rain have kicked things into high gear. Gorgeous mix of red, orange, yellow hues.  

Rating: Nearing peak.

September 16, 2019

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 35%

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 hunes of yellow and orange. 

Rating: Midpoint.

September 9, 2019

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

Brilliance: Average.

Predominating colors: Predominately green with a touch of red.

Rating: Just beginning.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Our focus is helping local children. We meet Thursday mornings, at the Blue Moon Cafe, 55 Main St. Saranac Lake, from 7:40-8:30 in the back room.  Everyone is welcome. We often have a...
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