Fall Hot Spots for the Laid Back and the Adventurous

Crisp air, comfort food, and changing scenery make autumn the perfect time to take a road trip. Festivals, football, foliage, and, of course, fresh doughnuts are just a few travel inspirations.

Whatever you love, we have a vacation destination for you this fall.

Trails of drinks, 100-mile views 

Lake George in New York, known as the “Queen of American Lakes,” is rich with tourism and history and the area increases in charm each fall. Couples looking for romance can enjoy scenic train and carriage rides or embark on the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail. The trail can be self-guided or visitors can take a shuttle to a series of trails with wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

Explore the glory of nature in the 6 million acre Adirondack state park, home to 3,000 lakes and ponds and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. For a magnificent sight, drive or hike up Prospect Mountain for a 100-mile view of lakes, ponds and hills. The adventurous can traipse through colorful treetops in the Adirondack forest on the elevated Wild Walk.

“Historically, we are minutes away from the Fort William Henry, part of the French and Indian War, as well as Cooper’s Cave,” says Kelli Hatin, an employee at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lake George (Queensbury) and a professor of hospitality and tourism management at the local university.  “North of us, there is Fort Ticonderoga, which is an amazing site in a beautiful area.  Ticonderoga is at the northern end of our beautiful 32-mile long lake.”

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