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Hello Fall

September 22, 2022

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It’s the official first day of fall and the weather in Lake Placid wouldn’t tell you otherwise. The cool crisp mountain air gets you in the mood for seasonal favorites like apple picking, pumpkin patches, and leaf peeping. And the best part about fall in the Adirondacks is you don’t have to choose #teampumpkin or #teamapple; #teamfall is where it’s at.

So pull out your plaid shirts and jackets (or shackets) and come visit the Adirondacks for these classic fall activities.


October 1 & 2

Oktoberfest is back at Whiteface this year! Dust off your lederhosen and head over to the mountain to enjoy a weekend long event with music, dancing, food, and of course beer! 
Purchase Tickets

Plan on drinking? Take the shuttle so you don’t have to worry about driving! 
Shuttle Schedule

September 29 - October 2

Looking to celebrate someplace within walking distance of the Golden Arrow? Head over to the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery for their weekend long celebration featuring German food and seasonal beers. Fall classics like Ectoberfest, Pumpkin Ubu, and Colonel’s Kolsch will all be on tap. 

friends in German outfits celebrating Oktoberfest

Flaming Leaves

October 7 - 9

Also back this year is the Flaming Leaves Festival at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Come out for live music, crafts, and food & beer vendors and watchin elite ski jumpers soar through the air – with the beautiful and colorful high peaks in the background!

ski jumper in air with fall foliage backdrop

Corn Mazes

Fun for the whole family, these two corn mazes are favorites of locals and guests alike.
Looking for a challenge? Visit either location for flashlight nights and make you way through the mazes in the dark! Don’t forget your flashlight or headlamp.

Rulf's Orchard

2022 Theme: “The Tree of Life”
Hours: open daily 10am – 4pm
Pricing: $8 Adults $6 Kids
Flashlight Nights: 10/15 & 10/22 5pm-9pm

Tucker Farms

2022 Theme: “A Tribute to Volunteer Firefighters”
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Pricing: $10 Adults $8 Kids
Flashlight Nights: Friday & Saturday dusk – 10pm
Fright Night: 10/29 7pm – 10pm

2019 Tucker Farms Corn Maze
2019 Tucker Farms Corn Maze

Rulf's Orchard

Whether you’re visiting Rulf’s for their corn maze or not, it’s worth making a trip to the orchard. The scenic 40 mile drive to Peru is well worth it to visit this family owned orchard.

Their store is open year round so you can stop in and pick up some delicious apple cider, produce, and fresh baked goods.
Bakery Menu 

They also have a petting zoo with horses, goats, alpacas, and donkeys, and a kid’s play area. 

Weekends in September and October their U-Pick fields are open for apple and pumpkin picking – a classic fall activity! 
Apple Info
Pumpkin Info

Rulf's Orchard Sign

Leaf Peeping

The Adirondacks offer some of the best places to see fall foliage and people travel from all over to catch a glimpse of Mother Nature working her magic. While you can see color from most places, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite leaf peeping locations worth checking out.


You can follow the foliage changes throughout New York State with I Love NY or follow us on Instagram to see the changes on Mirror Lake. 

views from Heaven Hill

Visiting us this fall? Make sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram for a chance to win a free night stay!

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