Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York. The town was put on the Olympic map when it was chosen to host the Winter Olympics twice, first one in 1932 and 48 years later in 1980. It is a popular place to head to for winter but tourism of this place is all year-round. The fall colors can be spotted as early as late August in Adirondack when the weather is cool off. There are many different species of trees found in Adirondack mountain and the surrounding lakes to give the whole area a splash of all sorts of colors in the fall. Golden aspens, red oaks, red and golden maples, silver birches & beech trees, all showcase a spectacular autumn canvas. The best part is, Adirondack fall foliage can be seen from many scenic spots, which can be reached by cars or mountain trails. Here are a few suggestions for your trip:
- Whiteface Veteran Memorial Highway: this 4,867-foot Whiteface mountain offers a fantastic view of the fall foliage from above with easy access by cars.
- The 2,030-foot Prospect Mountain offers the view of Lake Gregory and Adirondack Mountain.
- Essex Chain of lakes is recently added to the Adirondack Forest Perseveration areas which offers great views of the fall from the eight lakes connecting by channels.
- Adirondak Loj Road: this place offers the best scenic view of the fall foliage from all the mountains around the area. There is a parking stop at Adirondack Mountain Club where High Peaks Information Center located. You can find out on different hiking trails and its levels and go from there.
Lake Placid Brewfest is also around the mid of October annually.