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Lake George Apple Picking & Hayrides

With fewer crowds, cooler temperatures and the changing leaves, fall is the perfect season to explore all that the Lake George Region has to offer. In addition to hiking, biking and annual fall events, apple picking and hayrides are among our favorite fall activities in the Lake George Region.


Apple Picking Near Lake George

Apples are kind of a big deal in New York. Downstate, we’ve got the “Big Apple” and here, in Upstate New York, we’ve got dozens of apple orchards brimming with Cortland, McIntosh and, of course, Empire apples. New York is the second-largest apple-producing state in the country, and you’ll find several u-pick apple orchards within 30 to 60 minutes of our Lake George vacation home rentals.



Saratoga Apple – Schuylerville NY

Family-owned and operated for five generations, Saratoga Apple is open year-round and offers pick-your-own apples starting in September, as well as cider donuts and other farm products.


McWhorter’s Orchard – Argyle NY

Situated on top of a hill with beautiful scenic views, McWhorter’s Orchard offers apple picking,

pumpkins, cider, homemade cider donuts, pony rides and farm animals.


Hick’s Orchard – Granville NY

The oldest u-pick orchard in New York State, Hick’s Orchard has apple picking and pumpkins, as well as a winery, farm animals, and an apple barn with cider, donuts and many other farm products and gifts.


Hayrides Near Lake George

Whether you’re looking for a good, old-fashioned tractor ride for the whole family or a frightfully fun haunted hay ride to make you scream, the Lake George Region has got your fall fix. You’ll find several hayrides and family-friendly fall activities within 30 to 45 minutes of our Lake George vacation home rentals.


Schuyler Farms – Schuylerville NY

Known for its 7-acre corn maze, Schuyler Farms offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch, as well as gemstone mining, paintball, a farm animal petting zoo, the cornfield café, and a haunted maze on select nights in October.


Ellms Family Farm – Ballston Spa NY

Offering acres of family-friendly fall things to do near Lake George, Ellms Family Farm features pick-your-own pumpkins, corn mazes, cider donuts & 30+ fall activities, including scenic rides on the tractor-drawn pumpkin express.


Double M Haunted Hayrides – Ballston Spa NY

The only haunted hayride in the Lake George Region, Double M Haunted Hayrides & Haunted Houses opens in September. Weave through the haunted woods on a tractor-drawn wagon and check out the other frightful attractions on site.


Plan Your Fall Visit to Lake George

Alive with fall colors and the crisp mountain air, Lake George is a premier destination for fall vacations and long weekend getaways. And, with fewer crowds and discounted pricing on many of our Lake George vacation home rentals, it’s the perfect time to visit. Browse our listings or contact us and allow our concierge professionals to personally pair you with the perfect home for your Lake George fall vacation.




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