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Top 10 Hotels for Upstate New York Autumn Getaways

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Travel Guides

Spending Fall in Upstate New York: Autumn Leaves & More

Fall in the Adirondack Mountains

There is nothing more beautiful than the fall leafing season in Upstate New York. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this area during this popular time of year, you must add it to your bucket list of things to do for sure.

The best time to plan for a peek of this fabulous fall foliage in the Adirondack region is from mid-September until the end of October. This is the perfect time for a road trip along some of the most scenic byways that offer great views of the ever changing autumn colors.

These paths also lead to some of the popular fall festivals, rustic shops, and beautiful hotels of the Adirondacks in NY. Make plans during your trip to take in the Adirondack Balloon Festival, Flaming Leaves Festival, and Harvest Festival for some fall fun in this beautiful part of the country.

Fall Safety Tips for Planning an Upstate New York Getaway

If you plan to visit Upstate New York during leafing season, there are a few fall safety tips that can help you plan for your trip. Autumn is a time of the year when the weather can suddenly change. An unexpected drop in temperature can leave you vulnerable while out and about in the NY wilderness.

autumn leaves in upstate new york

Be prepared with warm clothes and blankets to ensure your comfort. Unexpected weather can also lead to dangerous road travel. It is a good idea to purchase trip insurance in case a snowstorm makes the roads unsafe to drive on or leads to road closures. Trip insurance will protect your trip investment and allow you to visit at another time when fall safety is not an issue or concern for you.

If you are ready to plan a trip to the beautiful Adirondacks in NY, U.S. News Travel experts, and the local folks at, suggest the following hotels for your stay.

Top Ten Hotels for Leafers in the Adirondacks of NY

1. Lake Placid Lodge – A rustic lodge on the shores of Lake Placid.

Lake Placid Lodge, Upstate New York

Lake Placid Lodge, Upstate New York

2. Surfside on the Lake – Convenient location in Lake George Village within walking distance to popular attractions.

3. The Whiteface Lodge – A unique hotel with a hunting lodge feel with lots of kid friendly activities.

4. Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa – A popular Adirondack resort since 1883, this beautiful properly is located on Lake Placid.

5. The Sagamore – A family friendly resort located on Green Island with unique lodging options from traditional rooms to the expansive Wapanak Castle.

6. High Peaks Resort – A more modern and upscale version of a traditional lodge.

7. Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast – Very romantic destination for couples with fireplaces and Jacuzzis in each room.

8. The Cornerstone Victorian – A turn of the century Queen Anne home featuring gourmet dinners and a cozy wrap around porch with views.

9. The Boathouse – Located directly on Lake George, this luxurious bed and breakfast is just north of popular Lake George Village.

10. The Lodges at Cresthaven – Located on Lake George, the Lodges of Cresthaven offer a luxurious Adirondack Resort and Restaurant with a breathtaking view.

Make plans now to visit beautiful Upstate New York during leafing season and explore this wonderful chance to get back to nature and enjoy all of the beauty Mother Nature has to offer. For an added adventure, book your stay during one of the many popular fall festivals that attract thousands of visitors to Upstate New York each year.

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This has been a guest post for Hotels, Flights & Travel. Photos Via:; Lake Placid Lodge.

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