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Fall Food and Drink, The Adirondacks

Fall festival at Gore MountainAutumn festivals celebrate the harvest in the Adirondacks. The air is crisp and the foliage is blazing. More than a dozen regional wineries offer the abundance of their vineyards for your tasting pleasure at the annual “Adirondack Coast” festival in Plattsburgh. It features cider producers and plentiful food choices, making it “33 miles of fun”. And, at Chefs and Farmers, all congregate at Saranac Lake Town Hall for a well-orchestrated taste-and-sip fest.

Apples, maple syrup, cider and potatoes are celebrated at other festivals. You’ll find strawberry infused hard cider, delectable homemade apple desserts and, at Fort Ticonderoga, a Colonial era heirloom apple orchard. Applefolkfest, held in historic Ironville, serves up home baked apple desserts with a slice of history about the town’s crucial role in our nation’s industrial growth.

When cream cheese production makes your town famous, why not set a Guinness World Record for the largest cheesecake? Have a slice once the contest is over; you know you want one . . .

Elegantly styled, healthy and delicious cuisine has long been a tradition in the Adirondacks. When the wealthy established their Great Camps here in the late 19th century, they wanted the comforts of the good life despite their wilderness addresses. Today, many restaurants (and not only those in the high profile resorts) carry on these culinary traditions using locally sourced ingredients against a backdrop of cozy fireside ambiance and stunning scenery. Try Mirror Lake Inn and Spa, and 1844 House; you’ll find many more in your travels to be sure.

1844 House-An American Bistro
6885 US Highway 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
Simple, elegant style; healthy, locally sourced food takes center stage

Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival (October)
41 City Hall Place
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Ciders, crafts, food & live music; more than a dozen regional wineries

Applefolkfest (October)
Historic Ironville -- Penfield Homestead Museum
703 Creek Road
Crown Point, NY 12928
Homemade chili, hot dogs, apple desserts, flea market, crafts, music

Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks (September)
Harrietstown Town Hall
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Top chefs prepare samples; haute cuisine to simple farm-fresh fare

Cream Cheese Festival (September)
Downtown Lowville
Lowville, NY 13367
Celebrating the food that made this village famous; a gigantic cheesecake can feed thousands

Elfs Farm Winebar & Ciderhouse 
Store & Tasting Room
7411 State Route 9
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Strawberry infused hard cider & cold climate wines; tasting room, indoor vineyard

Everett Orchards
1945 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Apples, hard cider, baked goods and more; on the Wine Trail

Fort Ticonderoga Heritage Harvest & Horse Festival (September)
30 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
The King’s Garden (a Colonial Revival garden) & the Fort’s heirloom apple orchard are the centerpieces of a lively harvest fest that’s alive with food & fun

Goose Watch Winery
2523 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Unique award-winning winery, large variety of intriguing wines

Harvest Festival (second Saturday in September)
Franklin County Fairgrounds
606 East Main Street
Malone, NY 12953
Highlighting apples, potatoes and maple; demos & fun events

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
2013 Winner Diners’ Choice restaurant, award-winning lodging

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