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Photographing Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

September 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

I wanted to share a fantastic resource that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.

Photographing the Adirondacks: Fall in the High Peaks Region
by Chris Tennant and Adam Baker (cover)

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According to NYS research, not only does 25% of travel in New York State occur in Fall, “In 2013 alone, it is estimated that travel spending in New York State from September through November had a $15.67 billion total economic impact, with $25.28 billion in direct spending.” This means leef peeping in NY is big-business. I know, because this is the busiest time of year for me with inquiries about travel in the Adirondacks, requests for travel planning assistance, and reporting of timely information. It’s super-easy to inspire, but helping people implement takes a lot of effort.

A big part of “inspiration” marketing these days is through the use of photography. Also, with the prevalence of cameras and social media, it is easier now than ever for travelers to share their experiences both during and after their visits. Great photography is also the #1 way people memorialize their travel experiences. Providing travelers with the tools and information about where, when, and how to photograph your destination should be high on every DMO’s priority-list. This is service for your customers, but also with proper monitoring and community management, provides the DMO with shareable content for future marketing. “By amplifying this year’s foliage report with social media, more people will see what New York has to offer and I have no doubt that they will want to experience it for themselves.”

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As mentioned, Fall Foliage tourism is a huge part of NYS travel both statewide and in the Adirondacks. This season has long been considered “shoulder”, between Summer and Winter, but with current spending data – I think it is something very worthy of strategic focus and effort. After all, “The Adirondack Region Boasts ones of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country.” The Adirondacks, with its vast-size, does have the opportunity to take advantage of this most lucrative of travel seasons.

So, let me tell you about Chris and Adam’s great guide for photographing the Adirondacks during Autumn.

  • For amateurs and professional photographers. Save time and maximize your opportunities.
  • Selection of places to go. Including: Description of location, directions, and geographic coordinates.
  • Gear and photography tips. Based on typical Adirondack weather, place, and type of shots desired.
  • Examples. Beautiful shots taken on location and with technique described. This is inspiration.
  • Cost and Format. $10 PDF e-book (DRM-free). Inexpensive and portable.

Best of all, even if you’re not a photographer, this guide will help you find beautiful foliage this season. It also makes a great-gift!

Purchase here:

(Thanks guys for use of the photos!)

More Resources:
Fall Foliage Report – I LOVE NY
Our Fall Foliage Guide – Wild Center
Guide to Fall Colors in Upstate New York (PDF) – SUNY ESF

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Beautiful Adirondacks

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Without doubt, one of the best vids of the season. (via


Every Leaf is a Flower

October 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

Every Leaf is a Flower

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Adirondack Foliage

September 17th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Adirondack Life

Yup, it’s started.

Adirondack Foliage 2011

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Wilmington Celebrates 8th Annual Festival of Colors on September 10

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

WILMINGTON, NEW YORK – The Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center (WFRBTC), Town of Wilmington and local sponsors are pleased to host the 8th Annual Festival of the Colors on Saturday, September 10, from 10:00 5:00 p.m. on Springfield Road in Wilmington.

Festival of the ColorsThe Festival will feature live entertainment by Organized Chaos, Pipsqueak the Clown and Santa’s Workshop, and will include horse rides, free kids activities and the famous Pie Baking Contest! In addition, numerous vendors will display a variety of products, from arts and crafts, to fresh produce and baked goods, to unique treasures.

“There are few more spectacular places to be than the Whiteface Region of the Adirondacks in fall,” said Susan Hockert, WFRBTC president. “The mountains become an evergreen canvas painted with bursts of vibrant yellow, red and orange – well worth celebrating!”

This popular annual event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the tee-ball field on Springfield Road in Wilmington, with a beautiful backdrop of Whiteface Mountain.

Vendors interested in participating in the event and all those seeking more information should contact Michelle at 518.946.2255 or, and visit for comprehensive area resources.

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Fall Colors

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

How many colors can  you see?


Aerial Adirondack Foliage Report

September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life