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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?!

2020 Fall Foliage Reports


October 20, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Still some yellow on the birches and tamaracks, but most leaves are gone. 

Rating: Past peak

October 13, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Most of the leaves are down, but the birches, poplars, and tamaracks are showing a lot of bright yellows

Rating: Past peak

October 6, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 100%

Brilliance: Dull

Predominating colors: Lots of yellow, orange, and gold in the trees still

Rating: Past peak

September 29, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 75%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Reds and oranges are fading but yellows still going strong

Rating: Peak

September 22, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 45%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Still green, but deep purples and bright oranges are present

Rating: Mid-point

September 15, 2020

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

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Still green, but more reds and yellows are starting to appear

Rating: Just changing

September 8, 2020

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend10%

Brilliance: Bright

Predominating colors: Still green, some red and yellow

Rating: Just changing


 

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