Autumn Splendor on the Adirondack Coast

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Experience the Adirondack Coast's signature colors and fall harvest, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau calls this the most beautiful time of year.

Autumn on the Adirondack Coast is characterized by sun-baked days and cool, crisp nights. Flaming reds, oranges and gold’s – the Adirondack Coast’s signature colors of fall – help make this, what is often described as, the most beautiful time of year.

Follow the progression of color change as it slowly moves down in elevation, beginning in mid-September in the Adirondack High Peak region through mid-to-late October along Lake Champlain.

There is no better time to visit an Adirondack Coast orchard than in the fall. The Adirondack Coast is one of the highest producing apple areas in the United States second only to regions in Washington State. In fact, the Adirondack Coast is home to the world’s largest Macintosh orchard, with more than 30,000 trees. Other apple varieties to enjoy include Empire, Cortland, Honey Crisp, Paula Red, Macoun, Lodi, Northern Spy and Delicious – visitors can pick them right off the tree.

During the fall harvest orchards come alive with pumpkin patches, petting zoos, wagon rides and corn mazes, and offer gift shops with local fruits, vegetables, cider, jams, jellies, honey and bakeries right on site. Visitors can indulge in a slice of fresh, hot apple pie or the local favorite, a warm cider donut.

Apple Jack’s Orchard
751 Brand Hallow Rd.
Peru, NY 12972

Banker Orchards Farm Market
1037 Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Chazy Orchards
9486 Route 9
Chazy, NY 12921

Everett Orchards
1945 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Forrence Orchards
2731 Route 22
Peru, NY 12972

Northern Orchard Farm Stand
537 Union Rd.
Peru, NY 12972

Rulfs Orchard
531 Bear Swamp Rd.
Peru, NY 12972

To experience the brilliant colors and fall harvest on the Adirondack Coast, visit

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Amber Parliament
Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
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