While summer is a great time for a getaway to the Capital-Saratoga Region, fall is truly something special. Between all the changing leaves, fall festivals, fresh cider, and seasonal craft beverages, there’s little chance of boredom. Because it would be impossible to see and do everything we’ve put together some of the most intriguing places to stay, things to do, and stuff to taste for fall!

Where to Stay


Inn at the Bridge | Northville, New York | info

Stay in old-fashioned Victorian luxury on the shores of Sacandaga Lake. The Inn at the Bridge maintains all the well-appointed details of Victorian life but has adapted to include modern amenities like flat screen televisions, wireless internet, and climate control. And one of the best reasons to stay here – the breakfast! Enjoy quiche, pastries, granola, artisan baguette, organic eggs and more, all fresh from their own farm.

Gardner Farm Inn | Troy, New York | info

Get a truly personalized bed and breakfast experience at Gardner Farm Inn. This beautiful property dates back to the 1700s and historic charm frames every room, with most believing it was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. With five stately rooms, you’ll feel right at home here with daily breakfast made with local ingredients and fresh dairy from Sycaway Creamery.

 

What to Do

 

John Boyd Thacher State Park | Voorheesville, New York | info

Hike John Boyd Thacher State Park trails for some beautiful fall foliage and panoramic views of the region. The park is a mecca for hikers, campers and photographers, who come to hike miles of paths and are rewarded with stunning views of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. In the fall, visitors are treated to a colorful tapestry of fall foliage, which spreads out as far as the eye can see.

Saratoga Spa State Park | Saratoga Springs, New York | info

Take in the beautiful fall foliage, rent bikes, and browse acres of trails. There is no shortage of activities at the park, with two golf courses, Saratoga Auto Museum, National Museum of Dance and plenty of places to play. Take a tour of the mineral springs or enjoy a soothing soak at Roosevelt Baths & Spa – all in the same day. And for the kids: a haunted house, face painting, pumpkin painting, clowns, bounces & slides, kids-on-the-go fitness center, and pony rides.

Downtown Saratoga | Saratoga Springs, New York | info

Stroll downtown Saratoga Springs to take in the quaint charm and stunning Victorian architecture. There’s plenty of great shops and restaurants, and the whole thing is pet friendly and walkable. Be sure to stop at Saratoga Olive Oil to sample seasonal oils and vinegars or at Uncommon Grounds for lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up coffee.

Fall Foliage Festival | Mabee Farm | info

This is one of the biggest fall festivals and happens every year! All are welcome and admission is free. The list of fun family activities is long; live music, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, hot cider by Lakeside Farms and Bowman Orchards, dog herding, live birds of prey, alpacas, hiking, pumpkin painting, craft fair, hot donuts, beer and so much more!

 

Where to Taste

 

Rare Form Brewing Company | Troy, New York | info

You will always find something new in the tap room, with several rotating and experimental beers. Rare Form doesn’t have a kitchen but they do have selected charcuterie to pair with their beer to accentuate flavor notes found in their beer. They are usually hosting food pop-ups in the taproom, so the trip can be a two in one with the chance to sample from both Rare Form as well as other talented chefs from the area.

Plumb Oyster Bar | Troy, New York | info

For those who enjoy oysters this gem is love at first sight, but it is far from only for oyster lovers. The oyster menu spans both coasts, but they also serve scrumptious small plates, entrees and brunch on Saturdays.

Wine and Roses | Broadalbin, New York | info

Almost everything here is made from scratch, including the ketchup. With a selection of classic favorites, you’ll find both small and large plates that fit a variety of tastes. Using fresh ingredients, natural flavors shine through and leave diners raving over the food at this lovely little restaurant.  
It’s easy to put together your own fall getaway itinerary – just browse the listings on our site for any sort of activity. The Capital-Saratoga Region is steeped in history, agritourism, craft beverage destinations, small and large festivals, and outdoor adventure.

 

It’s easy to put together your own fall getaway itinerary – just browse the listings on our site for any sort of activity. The Capital-Saratoga Region is steeped in history, agritourism, craft beverage destinations, small and large festivals, and outdoor adventure.