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An Amazing Autumn Weekend

We had a very promising weather forecast for Columbus Day weekend and I had just read in the newspaper that the foliage for the Adirondack Mountains in New York state would be at its peak. I hadn't been there in a few years and thought this would be a great chance to experience the beauty of these mountains at its best.

I wasn't disappointed

Fantastic Weather! Sunny and clear. Beauty everywhere! Mountains,lakes,streams,gorgeous waterfalls ,gorges and the vibrant "crazy quilt" colors of the autumn leaves.

We weren't the only ones!

Being that the weather was spectacular (I was told by some locals that last year at this time there was snow!),the foliage was at its peak and the fact it was both Columbus Day weekend for Americans and Thanksgiving weekend for Canadians ,we weren't the only ones deciding it would be a prime time to visit. The town on Lake Placid itself was packed with tourists,but there were still many places to explore without fighting the crowds. The trip was well worth it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mountains,lakes,rivers,fantastic fall foliage
  • Cons:Snow in the winter(but if you like winter sports, this is a "pro"), hoards of tourists when the weather is good(especially on a holiday weekend)
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful!
  • Last visit to Lake Placid: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • johncudw's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2008 at 4:53 AM

    Nice photos of Whiteface and Lake Placid area. Greetings from John and Gail in NJ

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2006 at 7:57 AM

    Thanks for the warning on High Falls Gorge. I could not agree more that places such as this are to be avoided.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2006 at 1:38 PM

    What a very beautiful place! Whiteface Mountain looks like quite a drive, too. Great page.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 6:40 AM

    Spectacular, and what great timing for your visit. The trail sounds great and gosh what a lake.. very apt name. Certainly beautiful scenery.

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2003 at 6:09 AM

    mirror lake is gorgeous... have to practice my canoeing...!

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2003 at 5:33 AM

    i hqve canoed on miror lake , try howard johnsons 4 different salad bars

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2003 at 6:37 PM

    Hi Chrissey...ok...you convinced me, Im taking the Whiteface trail;-)

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