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Fall Foliage and Fun

“New York is home to some of the most spectacular foliage and natural beauty in the country, making it one of the nation’s top destinations to visit in autumn,” said Governor Cuomo. “This is the perfect time for New Yorkers and visitors alike to take a trip to any number of state parks, historic sites and attractions across this great state and discover all there is to love about this special time of year in New York.”

Fall is a popular time of year to travel and enjoy the beauty in the changing colors of autumn.  Saratoga County, with its numerous state, local, and national parks is host to an array of activities for fall family fun. Leaf Peeping tops the list of things to do during the fall season. Check out the I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report.

Leaf Peeping
The countryside is alive with color.  “Leaf peepers” can enjoy the foliage along beautiful drives through the rolling Hudson Valley or Southern Adirondack countryside, by lakes, the Hudson River or the NYS Canal System. We suggest a ride on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway for a scenic and comfortable journey from the Saratoga Springs Rail Station into the Adirondack Park, where beautiful vistas and fall foliage is afire just outside the window.

Pick Your Own
Looking for something fun to do with the kids over the weekend? Many of Saratoga County's area farms are featuring corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple picking, animals and other fun farm activities. You can visit and shop at area farmers markets or take a farm tour.

Parks and Recreation
With more than 10,000 acres in preserve lands and state parks (Saratoga Spa State Park and Moreau Lake State Park), plus miles of multi-use trails, visitors find great hiking, walking, biking and outdoor nature experiences. Water sports on our lakes and creeks, including kayaking, canoeing and fishing are a great way to enjoy our beautiful fall colors and the great outdoors.

History Haunts and Spooky Scares
Enjoy Saratoga history with ghostly guests during a guided Yaddo Garden Ghost Tour, on a tour of the Canfield Casino, which was once investigated by Ghost Hunters or check out the Haunted History Trail of New York.  Get scared on haunted hayrides at area farms or at Double M. Brave the Saratoga Scare Fair with 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor haunted attractions.

Saratoga County Museums
Saratoga County is home to the National Bottle Museum, the National Museum of Racing, the National Museum of Dance, as well as the Saratoga Auto Museum, the Brookside Museum and Saratoga County Historical Society, and the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Visitors to Saratoga County can also tour the New York State Military Museum, the Saratoga Children's Museum, the Saratoga Springs History Museum, the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center as well as the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Please click here to learn more about the Chamber's Museum Pass program to help you explore all of these museums across Saratoga County.

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