washington-county-logo.JPGFort Edward, N.Y. - Agricultural events, scenic fall foliage and outdoor recreation highlight the fall weekend getaway options for visitors to Washington County, New York.  Located where the Hudson River Valley meets the mighty Adirondacks, Washington County features scenic country roads, farms, covered bridges, museums, artisans with charming towns and villages to explore.  Special agricultural and harvest events in Washington County this fall include: September 8, 9:  The Cheese Tour This free event allows visitors to tour six area cheese producers to sample cheese and learn more about the cheese-making process.  More information can be found at www.washingtoncountycheese.com/tour.html.  September 8:  HarvestFest Celebrate the fall season with local food, music, art and activities for the entire family in scenic Salem.  More information is available at www.salemnychamber.com/harvestfest.html. September 22, 23:  Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival Held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Easton, this event features over 120 vendors, demonstrations, animals and finished fiber products.  More information on this event is available at http://www.adkfiber.com/. October 6-8:  Landscapes for Landsakes This 11th annual art exhibition features over 200 works of art.  More information on this event is available at http://www.agstewardship.org/. Several of these fall events have special getaway packages available on the Washington County Tourism website.  For outdoor enthusiasts, the fall colors that cover the Washington County countryside present a beautiful backdrop to hike on the Eastern shore of Lake George in the southern Adirondacks, to boat on one of the many lakes or rivers or to ride a bike along country roads and over covered bridges. In addition, Washington County is home to the Battenkill and Mettawee rivers, which present fly fishing opportunities.  Special fly fishing weekend packages are available and can be found online at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/. To learn more about Washington County, New York's fall events, weekend getaway opportunities and vacation packages offered, please visit http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/About Washington County, New York Uniquely located where the Hudson River Valley meets both the Southern Adirondacks and the Green Mountains of Vermont, scenic Washington County offers visitors charming country roads, covered bridges, agri-tourism and farm experiences, local artisans and cultural activities, charming boutiques for shopping and so much more.  Visitors can learn more about Washington County at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/.   


Contact: Christine Hoffer Washington County Tourism 518-222-7450 info@washingtonnycounty.com