Getaways in Upstate, New York

Fall Getaways

Enjoy a fall getaway in what may be the Northeast's best kept secret for leaf peepers – eagleville-bridgefall200px.jpgWashington County, NY. Our river valleys, towns and villages and Southern Adirondack mountain views are great spots to enjoy fall foliage.  Visitors can enjoy culinary experiences, special events, covered bridges, artists, farmers’ markets, unique shopping and dining with friendly service. Make a weekend of it by staying in one of our bed and breakfasts or locally-owned lodging properties.

 Fall Foliage and Leaf Peeping

Take a scenic drive past farmland, rivers, and lakes.  Hike in the foothills of the Adirondacks, the Batten kill State Forest or into Mt. Tom , take the Cheese Tour by bike or ride along the Feeder Canal. Take a step back in time with a stroll through the quaint Villages and Towns. Many of our Villages offer complimentary walking maps, such as the Slate Valley Walking tour. In addition, our friends at Lakes to Locks have a variety of interesting itineraries for you to experience.

Culinary Delights

From our many Farmers’ Markets to our fall harvest and agricultural events, Washington County is the perfect place to please your palate.  Our shops and markets are full of locally-made products that you’ll love.  Several area restaurants offer Gardenworks.wreath_fall_2010.jpgfarm-to-table options using locally-sourced ingredients.

Remarkable Performances

From Whitehall to Cambridge to Hudson Falls you will find that offers may performances, lectures, workshops and classes throughout the season. All of the winter arts events offered can be found on our arts calendar


Shop Local Stores And Galleries

Washington County is home to many art galleries and locally-owned shops featuring local artisans. Stroll through a scenic country village or stop by a gallery to find a unique treasure or artwork. For a full list of Washington County artists and galleries, please visit


our shopping section


Scenic Views Abound

Located where the Hudson River meets the might Adirondacks, Washington County ’s scenic beauty is not to be missed. Canal-side towns, charming villages and country roads provide plenty of scenery to enjoy. Take your camera and capture an image to remember your trip.


Explore History

With several local museums open throughout the year, visitors interested in history and heritage will have several options to choose from. The Slate Valley Museum features the local history of slate mining in both Washington County and


the surrounding area. For more information on The Slate Valley Museum, visitors can go online to www.slatevalleymuseum.org. The Pember Museum showcases the natural history of the area and offers a collection of 10,000 artifacts as well as ongoing exhibits. For a full schedule of activities, visitors can go online to www.pembermuseum.com. The Skenebourgh Museum in Whitehall located on the Champlain Canal highlights the birthplace of the U.S. Navy and the silk industry. Look across the canal and see the last remaining structure of the seven sisters which is Skene Manor.  More information can be found at www.skenesborough.com/skenesborough-museum.



Come and Enjoy

Washington County, New York is a great place for your next  getaway.