When the Adirondacks in upstate New York are full of color in the fall, it’s hard to see photos of the area without wanting to get out to the mountains and explore the region. Some of the most beautiful mountains in the northeast are in the Adirondacks, making it one of the best outdoor playgrounds in the state. From scenic mountain hikes to mysterious castles, there’s no shortage of adventures in this mountain paradise.
For those looking to spend less time outside and more time cozying up indoors by the fire or exploring a small town, head to Saranac Lake or Lake Placid for great shopping, eats, and brews. Both areas have some great hiking spots in the region as well, so you can get the best of both worlds.
Address: Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY 12997, USA
Address: NY-30, Wells, NY 12190, USA
Address: Pharaoh Mountain, Schroon, NY 12870, USA
Address: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, USA
Address: 1136 County Route 6, Chippewa Bay, NY 13623, USA