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Fall Foliage Getaways at Garnet Hill Lodge

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We’re within a few weeks of autumn’s official “peak” here at Garnet Hill Lodge, an idyllic Adirondack getaway destination in any season. We recently shared a 36-hour fall itinerary complete with a bevy of outdoor pursuits, including hiking, fishing, and paddling. Today, we’re going to provide 10 unique ways to experience the jaw-dropping Adirondack fall foliage.

Because Garnet Hill boasts 700 acres of private, densely-thicketed forestry in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, you’ll never be more than a few steps away from a full-day of leaf-peeping. Thus, make sure to bring a high-tech digital camera, plenty of outerwear, and a healthy appetite for adventure!

View of fall foliage from Garnet Hill Lodge

10 Ways to Relish the Sprawling Adirondack Fall Foliage

Upstate New York, chiefly the Adirondack Mountains, remains one of North America’s most desirable destinations for self-proclaimed fall lovers. The sheer, seemingly endless acreage fosters everything from adventure and exploration to relaxation.

As summer fades and autumn approaches, the lush forestry transforms into an eye-popping blend of colors, including amber, marigold, crimson, and kelly green. It’s a kaleidoscope of color that has the unique ability to stop people in their tracks.

Guests of Garnet Hill Lodge can take in the most vibrant Adirondack fall foliage right here on-site, and can also enjoy day trips to nearby hotspots for added adventure. Below are 10 of the top ways to soak up the fall colors in the Adirondacks this autumn:

  1. Hike through the backcountry, en route to Peaked Mountain, Wolf Pond, or the Balm of Gilead.
  2. Find a new meaning for the word “tranquility” via a fly fishing excursion. Guided fishing trips are also available.
  3. Canoe (or kayak) on serene Thirteenth Lake, a 329-acre marvel just a short drive from the Outdoor Center.
  4. Take advantage of your last chance for whitewater rafting!
  5. Pedal through some of the most spellbinding trails in Upstate New York.
  6. Sip on a malty, festive Oktoberfest lager at a local craft brewery.
  7. Picnic underneath the falling leaves.
  8. Craft a pumpkin-spiced latte (or cocktail) in your mountain-view guest room.
  9. Become an Instagram star by capturing the various color combinations.
  10. Hop into the car and embark on a classic fall road trip around the Siamese Ponds Wilderness’ perimeter. Remember to piece together the perfect autumnal playlist with tracks from Sea Wolf, Bon Iver, Lord Huron, Iron & Wine, and S. Carey.

Extended Weekend Getaways in Upstate New York

There’s still time to book a last-minute autumn escape to Garnet Hill Lodge, a quintessential place to stay in the Adirondacks. Remember, the Log House overlooks some of the most vivid Adirondack fall foliage, much of which wholly encloses dazzling Thirteenth Lake. So, toss on the flannel, pack the car, and set the GPS for 39 Garnet Hill Road—it’s leaf-peeping season!

To book a well-deserved stay, check our availability online. You can also give us a call at 518-251-2444.

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