Agricultural Events, Local Foods and Scenic Foliage Highlight Fall Getaway Opportunities in Washington County, NY

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Leaf peepers looking for a fall weekend getaway can enjoy seasonal and cycling events, scenic fall foliage, covered bridges and much more in Washington County, NY.

Leaf peepers looking for fall weekend getaway opportunities can enjoy seasonal and cycling events, scenic fall foliage, covered bridges and much more in Washington County, NY. The county features country roads, farms, museums, artisans, and charming towns and villages to explore.

Special agricultural and harvest events and cycling tours in Washington County this fall include:

September 7 and 8: The Cheese Tour - This free self-guided tour allows visitors to explore six area cheese producers to sample cheese and learn more about the cheese-making process.

September 22: Cambridge Valley Cycling Fall Benefit Ride - This benefit ride offers three bicycle rides consisting of a metric century (62 miles), a 25 mile ride, and a 186 mile ride.

October 5 and 6: Battenfall Classic & Fall Preview Ride - Two days of epic cycling in the tradition of the Tour of the Battenkill- America's largest cycling race held each year in April.

October 5 and 6: 5th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival - Held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Easton, this event features over 120 vendors, demonstrations, animals and finished fiber products.

October 12-14: Landscapes for Landsakes - This 12th annual art exhibition features over 200 works of art, with portions of the proceeds supporting farmland conservation.

For more information on these events and the many other events taking place this fall, visit the Washington County Tourism website.

For leaf peepers looking for fall foliage in upstate NY, the fall colors that cover the Washington County countryside present a beautiful backdrop to hike on the Eastern shore of Lake George in the southern Adirondacks, to boat on one of the many lakes or rivers, or to ride a bike or car along country roads and over covered bridges. Fly fishing opportunities are also available to visitors on the Battenkill and Mettawee rivers. Fall is harvest time and the fields and orchards are bursting with apples, pumpkins and raspberries, with Farmers’ Markets, U-Picks and Farm Stands dotting the countryside.

To learn more about Washington County, New York’s fall events and weekend getaway opportunities, visit

About Washington County, New York
Uniquely located where the Hudson River Valley meets both the Southern Adirondacks and the Green Mountains of Vermont, scenic Washington County offers visitors charming country roads, covered bridges, agri-tourism and farm experiences, local artisans and cultural activities, charming boutiques for shopping and so much more. Visitors can learn more about Washington County at

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