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Fall at Its Finest In and Around
Saratoga County

canoeing on lake in fall

Saratoga's fall splendor is not to be missed!

In Saratoga County, Fall leaves typically start turning in mid-September. The peak period usually occurs around Columbus Weekend and goes through October's second and third weeks. But Mother Nature doesn't always keep to a schedule, so check ahead for up-to-date fall foliage reports.


Fall treesVisit Historic Landmarks

Combine your love of history with the beauty of Fall.

Saratoga County offers a variety of Museum and Landmarks including Saratoga National Historic Park where the Battle of Saratoga was fought and became known as the turning point of the Civil War.

state park in fallGo for a Stroll Through Saratoga State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park offers some great leaf-peeping. Take a hike, bike ride, or a short drive through the park to experience the festive colors.

There's a selection of trails and trail loops to choose from, depending on time and ability.

hot air balloonExperience the Thrill of Flying in a Hot Air Balloon

The Adirondack Balloon Festival runs September 20 - 24, 2023.

Since the early 1970s, The Adirondack Balloon Festival has brought joy to nearly 150,000 spectators yearly. Weather permitting, up to 50 hot air balloons fly Saturday and Sunday. Hot air balloon rides are available from participating pilots.

Autumn composition with apples, pumpkin and grapesGo Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Combine Leaf peeping with apple and pumpkin picking.

Malta Ridge Orchards is a fall hotspot for apple and pumpkin picking. Explore the 30-acre orchard and don't forget to visit their farm store.

And join the fun at Saratoga's Giant Pumpkin Fest  on Septemer 23rd.

Find more fun fall attractions here »

Family walking in woods

Take a Hike Through North Woods Trails at Skidmore

The North Woods at Skidmore College is open to the public. There are approximately 150 acres with trails that vary in length from .2 miles to 1.1 miles long.

Great for the whole family. Including the dog!

fall landscapeTake a Drive and Soak Up Some Sweeping Views

If you prefer the comfort of your car and are looking for miles of sweeping autumn views and picturesque farmland, this drive west of Saratoga Springs will delight you. Hop on Route 29 in Saratoga Springs and drive west as far as you'd like.

Here are some additional drives that you might also enjoy.


fall bikers

Ride Bikes Through Ushers Road State Forest

Bicycling is a fantastic way to explore Ushers Road State Forest in Round Lake. The 118-acre state forest features two multi-use trails with fairly gentle terrain. Spend an hour leaf peeping while enjoying the quiet woods. There are no bike rentals at the park so you'll need to bring your own bikes. Find more state forests around Saratoga here»

fall pies

And of Course You'll Need  Sustenance

You'll work up an appetite after all that hiking and biking and sight-seeing. Saratoga is a foodie's heaven, offering up cuisine from the simple to the sublime. Whether you'd like to cap the day off with fine dining, or a glass of wine with appetizers, or just a sweet treat, we guarantee you won't leave hungry. Here are some delectably delicious places to try »

Want Even More Ideas? Check out our Fall in Saratoga page for all the latest activities and events. While you're at it, why not plan on visiting our many relaxing hotels and delicious restaurants.


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