There’s something uplifting about transitioning into a new season, especially in a region where the scenery really pops — like the Adirondacks in the fall. Feeling the crisp morning air, seeing vibrant colors shine through the foliage and enjoying the comfort of cozying up with another layer is the perfect antidote to saying goodbye to summer.
Seeking this seasonal change during its peak typically means traveling north — for many East Coasters, to Upstate New York. For true fall fans with a three-day weekend at their disposal, heading to the Adirondacks is essentially the official season opener — this year, make it luxurious with a visit to Lake Placid’s stunning Whiteface Lodge.
The property offers a blend of serene lakefront views tucked away in the wilderness, with endless outdoor activity from watersports to mountain biking. Enjoy the luxury of the AAA Four Diamond-rated stay, with all the quintessential autumnal vibes you can think of, both inside and out. The whole family can enjoy easy access to nearby hiking, biking and walking trails, or cozy up by the in-suite, cast-iron fireplace. The kids (and parents) will love the homey touch of warm cookies at turndown, and other special seasonal accents throughout the resort.
With one of the longest , guests enjoy ample opportunity for picturesque hikes through surrounding locales, including Whiteface Landing, Whiteface Mountain, High Falls Gorge and Catamount Mountain. Take in the view from the water and get out on the lake for some fishing, kayaking and scenic boating — there are countless ways to immerse yourself in the changing season while working up an appetite before heading back to the resort for some world-class cuisine at KANU. Pair your meal with expertly crafted cocktails and relax while social distancing at Peak 47, or keep with the open-air theme and enjoy drinks and dinner outside.
For anyone seeking some seasonal vibes, a change of scenery with a healthy mix of luxury and nature, activity and relaxation, Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid is an easy sell for couples, families, friends and groups finally getting together to celebrate missed moments.
If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.
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