We suggest the Top 10 Experiences of Autumn

Spectacular Adirondack fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for hiking, biking, rafting or antiquing! How about a Gore Mountain gondola ride? Discover Adirondack lodge charm and sophisticated amenities for your next getaway at Fern Lodge!

  1. Enjoy the Brilliant Fall Foliage while you follow the Hudson River North to The Adirondack Museumin Blue Mountain Lake.The museum exhibits are both outside and inside so you can enjoy the most spectacular view while learning the history of the area. Perfect for sunny or drizzly weather…If you get an early enough start at the museum, maybe you can buzz over to the Great Camp Sagamore for their 1:30 tour. OR take an enjoyable tour (and/or lunch dinner) of Racquette Lake on the cruise boat Durant.
  2. Take a Gondola Ride up Gore MountainThen hike down! Mountain biking is also available; try Gore’s new single track downhill trails!
  3.  Take the Day to Enjoy Autumn’s Splendor with a Day Trip to Lake Placid- Window shop down Main Street, stop for lunch at any number of great luncheon spots, go to the top of the ski jumps, take the lift up Whiteface or drive up Whiteface Memorial Highway, save room for a piece of pie at The Noonmark diner in Keene Valley on the way home…
  4.  Take a Hike up Crane Mountain Or choose another of the many peaks close by. Crane has a spectacular view, but it also has a pond 2/3 of the way up- a fantastic destination itself. Beyond the pond is a steep climb up the summit. Treat yourself to a picnic lunch from Main Street Ice Cream to eat at the top! There are hikes of all kinds- check out the “Big bang for the buck”- small hike great view with one of the Chester Challenge Hikes (My favs:  Kipp and Meade/Bexckham)
  5.  Bring your bikes (mountain or road)- The biking in this area is unparalleled. We are happy to recommend our favorite loops or maybe you can come with us!
  6. Take a Full Day Rafting Trip Down the Mighty Hudson River- Not up for all that action? Try a float trip on the Sacandaga River over in Lake Luzerne (west of Lake George) they run ever hour on the hour and it’s a 1 ½ hour experience.
  7.  Just Take a Drive-Drive over to Brant Lake via Route 8 (make sure you go around the backside-Palisades Road) and drive over the mountain to Hague and back down Rt 9N to Bolton Landing. Stretch your legs and check out the nice shops or get a drink or dinner at any of the nice restaurants along Main Street in Bolton Landing – go sit at the park and enjoy the magnificent view of Lake George.
  8.  Discover History- See for Yourself What a Strategic Location Fort Ticonderoga was in the French and Indian war and what a magnificent view the soldiers had from the ramparts! Make the effort to visit “The Garden” . Stop to enjoy a walk at the Park in Ticonderoga to see the waterfall- LaChute Riverwalk NOTE: Ticonderoga is home to a Star Trek Museum (this is true!) – see the original set of Star Trek and the Enterprise.
  9. Go Golfing!-There are numerous golf courses in the area that range from very “local” courses to the famed Donald Ross course at The Sagamore. Its great golfing in the fall- the weather is fantastic and the foliage is magnificent! Note: Cronin’s on River Road in Warrensburg is an excellent local course; reasonable fees for greens and cart (otional) very scenic with 18 holes along the Hudson River with a classic clubhouse bar for a cool drink when you are finished.
  10. Get a Massage and Take A Nap- Have a licensed massage therapist come right to your room, enjoy a massage followed by a nap. Spend the rest of the day lounging here on the boat house deck, the stone lake view patios, or in the privacy of your room’s private porch. After you are well rested, take the kayaks down to the inlet and keep an eye out for a great blue heron, a loon, or a bald eagle!

Woman enjoying coffee on the porch

Fern Lodge is the perfect Upstate NY hotel getaway for all seasons! Be sure to check our seasonal hotel specials and deals – privacy, luxury and exquisite Adirondack lodging accommodations make every season in the Adirondacks romantic and unforgettable:

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