There are many places to enjoy the natural beauty that unfolds every year during fall in upstate New York. Queensbury is surrounded by fantastic views and unforgettable scenes that you won’t want to miss. From mountain vistas to gentle strolls, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy the fall foliage. Check out these scenic spots around Queensbury to watch the leaves change.
For a double-punch view of beautiful Lake George and Hague’s fall foliage, take Route 9N. Then, make sure you’re not speeding too quickly as you drive over Tongue Mountain and pull off at Hague Lookout.
Lake George Village
Another double-winner, strolling through Lake George Village gives you the lovely lake and the changing leaves. In addition, there are plenty of places to stop for a little shopping or eating. And, of course, you can always hop aboard a cruising ship to get a panoramic vista from the lake.
Make a day of this sojourn through the autumn in the countryside. In fact, this drive might become a favorite, with winding roads and a covered bridge. In addition, you can add the bonus of grabbing a jug of fresh Adirondack maple syrup while you’re out.
Ditch the car and put on your hiking boots to get up close and personal on a hike. Beautiful changing leaves will rustle around you as you tramp along the path. And you’ll find a hike that suits you no matter your abilities. Both families who want an easy stroll and adventurers who want a challenge will find a path through the changing colors here.
Another hike for the more experienced, the climb up Potash Mountain will deliver wide vistas. Although it might take a little sweat, you’ll love the views and the photos you’ll take away after reaching the summit.
The Dean Farm Heritage Trail is a great choice when you want to take in the changing colors without straining. In addition, much of the trail is accessible, so it’s a great stroll at Stony Creek for people of all abilities.
Once upon a time, the feeder canal through Glens Falls brought vital water from the Hudson River to Fort Edward. Now, the canal towpath is a lovely nine miles of path to stroll or bike through the fall foliage.
Of course, Queensbury is home to gorgeous autumn flair too! In fact, you can take a chair lift and rise above to get unparalleled views of the changing trees. And many people also love to visit the Aerial Treetop Adventure Park for a more active encounter with the fall leaves.
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Kids and kids at heart will love taking the gondolas up on the Northwoods Gondola Skyride. And you’ll want to pack a little picnic to enjoy after your 30-minute ride up to the top. You can relax there and enjoy the beauty with family or friends.
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