Autumn on the Adirondack Coast is characterized by sun-baked days and cool, crisp nights. Flaming reds, oranges and gold’s – the Adirondack Coast’s signature colors of fall – help make this, what is often described as, the most beautiful time of year.
Visitors can follow the progression of color change as it slowly moves down in elevation, beginning in mid-September in the Adirondack High Peak region through mid-to-late October along Lake Champlain.
There is no better time to visit an Adirondack Coast orchard than in the fall. The Adirondack Coast is one of the highest producing apple areas in the United States second only to regions in Washington State. In fact, the Adirondack Coast is home to the world’s largest Macintosh orchard, with more than 30,000 trees. Other apple varieties to enjoy when you're here include Empire, Cortland, Honey Crisp, Paula Red, Macoun, Lodi, Northern Spy and Delicious – you can even pick them right off the tree.
During the fall harvest our Adirondack Coast orchards come alive with pumpkin patches, petting zoos, wagon rides and corn mazes, and offer gift shops with local fruits, vegetables, cider, jams, jellies, honey and bakeries right on site. Visitors can indulge in a slice of fresh, hot apple pie or the local favorite, a warm cider donut!