The High Falls Gorge is an exceptional destination in the Adirondacks all year round, but it happens to be particularly magical in the fall season. Our beautiful mix of hardwood forests and evergreens creates a stunning background of fiery reds, oranges, and golden hues, bringing the area to life in vibrant colors. You’ll see this brilliant nature show at every turn, from the car windows on your scenic drive in, along the stunning hiking trails, and framing the lakes and waterfalls in the Adirondacks.
One of the best things to do in the Adirondacks this fall is head to High Falls Gorge. This 22-acre nature park features hiking and walking trails, stunning waterfalls, bridges, and glass-floor pathways. The nature park is privately owned, but it has welcomed visitors since 1890 to take in this gorgeous expanse of untouched wilderness.
Before you start filling your itinerary on your Upstate New York getaways, you’ll want to book your lodging, and our luxury hotel is one of the best places to stay in the Adirondacks. We’re located a bit off the beaten path—the quieter side of this popular vacation destination. Friends Lake Inn is your ultimate retreat if you’d prefer a space with fewer crowds and tourists! Our 17-room Inn offers everything you need on-site to recharge and relax, including an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We can’t wait to host you this fall and winter; book your room today!
High Gorge Falls is about an hour’s scenic drive from our Upstate New York Hotel—the perfect distance for a romantic road trip with the fall colors flying by your car windows. You’ll be ready to stretch your legs, breathe the fresh mountain air, and take in four of the Adirondacks’ most beautiful and rugged waterfalls.
Here’s what to expect on a visit to High Gorge Falls:
The Lake Placid Room, pictured here, is the perfect private room for couples or solo travelers to relax and refresh at our Upstate New York hotel. This third-floor room is extra cozy with a gas fireplace and a beautiful en suite bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub and steam shower. Curl up in the window seat with a blanket and a good book and take in the stunning fall colors. This is just one of 17 fantastic guest room options to choose from.
Head down to our on-site farm-to-table restaurant each morning for a complimentary breakfast of your choosing! We offer an array of sweet and savory options, as well as items to grab and go, ideal for those heading out to explore High Falls Gorge and more exciting activities in the Adirondacks. In the evenings, you’ll want to make a reservation in the Main Dining Room for a romantic dinner for two with farm-fresh ingredients served with innovative preparations, wine options, and exceptional hospitality.
There’s no shortage of amazing things to discover in the Adirondacks, but our Upstate New York hotel is the ultimate destination for those looking just to sit back and relax. You won’t have to go far to have everything you need! And our warm and welcoming service staff is always going above and beyond to make sure of that. Start planning your next getaway to Friends Lake Inn and make a reservation today!
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