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Where to Go Leaf Peeping in Saratoga County

Looking to get outside of Spa City for some great leaf peeping opportunities? We've rounded up our top picks for foliage viewing spots in Saratoga County. Take a peek.

Saratoga Lake

Saratoga Lake with fall foliage in the backgroundPhoto credit: Gail Stein

Even though summer has passed, that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy Saratoga Lake! Whether you're kayaking on the calm waters, enjoying a fall foliage cruise with Adirondack Cruise and Charter Co., or taking in the changing leaves from Waterfront Park, there are several options to take in the scenery.

The Battlefield at Saratoga National Historic Park

a monument and gravestones with yellow fall foliagePhoto credit: Gail Stein

Indulge in history and magnificent views! The Visitor Center at the Battlefield boasts a scenic overlook of the fields, picnic tables to relax at, and a covered patio to sit back and enjoy the changing leaves. There are several hiking trails and the park can also be accessed by car.

Hadley Mountain

Hadley Mountain is considered to be a moderate and family-friendly hike. As the highest peak in Saratoga County, the top provides expansive views of the area's foliage. Also, there's a fire tower at the summit. If you're feeling adventurous, climb to the top to get an expanded look at the mountains in the Adirondack Park.

Spruce Mountain

Spruce Mountain's trail and fire tower were refurbished in 2015, providing two excellent ways to see foliage in the southern most part of the Adirondacks in Saratoga County. The 2.4-mile round trip trail traverses through gentle wooded terrain with an elevation change of around 1,000 feet. Once you reach the fire tower, climb to the top for unparalleled views of Vermont, Gore Mountain and the southern Adirondacks. Note: the trail and fire tower are closed during big game hunting season.

Note: The peak period for foliage in Saratoga County is approximately during the second and third week of October. However, mother nature cannot always be predicted! It's best to check ahead here for up to date reports.

Moreau Lake State Park

Moreau Lake State Park is a great place to hike on a variety of trails and enjoy the changing leaves. The views on the way up are incredbile and not only provide views of the foliage, but of reflections of the trees on the lake as well.

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