An Upstate Fall Weekend

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.

The summer heat is gone, the air is crisp, the colors are second to none, and there's a promise (though hopefully far-off) of snow to come.

As you probably know, Lake George in the Adirondacks is my favorite place — I've spent my summers there for over twenty years, but seeing it in the fall is the best treat.

The world comes alive and puts on a show for you — and with so many summer homes — it's much quieter and it really does feel like the color show is just for you. Perfect for an upstate fall getaway!

After a long drive, we woke up to brilliantly sunny and chilly morning.

We headed into Bolton for lunch at Bolton Brewing Company.

And we lucked out, they were celebrating Oktoberfest and had a special menu on — for a brewery I was really impressed with their food, definitely stop by if you're in the area!

We read on the dock until the sun dipped below the mountains, leaving us too cold to stay outdoors.

Sunday morning we drove up to Middlebury, VT.  A picturesque northeastern town, especially in the fall.

And on our drive back we walked around Fort St. Frederic. You have to rely on the detailed maps as the earth has overgrown nearly all of the old fort's structure, but it never ceases to amaze me how much early US history is beneath your feet in upstate New York.

The evening was spent by the fire, wishing we could have more than just a few days here.

Before we left for Boston we stopped by the new and wonderful little coffee shop in Bolton — Bear's Cup. If you need a real bagel and cuppa, this is the place!

Before the snow really comes, there are a few weekends left to head up north and enjoy the fall. Any B&B in a small town that boasts family shops will do.

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