Fall is in the air, and in the kitchen. This time of year the Adirondacks is ablaze with fiery colors and warm kitchens. Schroon Lake, with its shimmering blue lake located right off Main Street, is perfect for leaf peeping and eating fall treats. Check out these not-to-miss fall delights around town.
Pumpkin Spice Latte at 9 Mile Coffee
Sure, every cafe has some sort of riff on pumpkin spice. But this pumpkin spice is made onsite, along with the cafe's selection of baked goods. Pair a pumpkin spice latte with a pumpkin muffin and now all you need is a jack o’lantern to round it all out. In October, Nine Mile Coffee will be moving right across the street to its sleek new location.
Artisanal bread at North Woods Bread Co.
This might be the perfect combination: a bakery with fresh coffee and baked goods inside a unique Adirondack furniture and gift shop. Stop by North Woods Bread Co. for the fresh bread but stay for the gifts. Pine Cone Mercantile is magnificently curated with Adirondack crafts and high quality furnishings. The cafe is stocked daily with freshly baked artisanal bread that you can smell throughout the store. Options have included rosemary/lemon pain de campagne and German peasant boules. So, pick up a warm loaf, butter it up, and head toward the lake which is just across the street.
Sticks & Stones stays open all four seasons. The interior has a cozy lodge feeling with its handcrafted wooden bar and tables, a canoe hanging from the ceiling, and a wood fired oven right behind the bar. With a full bar and menu, this place gives a warm feeling during those crisp fall days. The menu always includes a special pizza of the day, while offering classics like margherita.
A fall stout at Paradox Brewery
This gold standard brewery is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Paradox will soon be relocating into their new and bigger location offering stellar views of the High Peaks. For now, you can still find them at their location on Route 9. They will be releasing a fall stout, and have a rotating series, called “off trail,” that changes monthly. Sit back with a cold one paired with a hot IPA pretzel for the perfect fall treat.
Sugar donuts and apple cider at the Adirondack General Store
Tucked into the hamlet of Adirondack is this timeless general store with a cafe, full service restaurant, and market filled with treasures, fishing tackle, and cool Adirondack ephemera. Pick up a donut and some apple cider at the cafe and enjoy them at the store’s outdoor picnic area with tables bathed in sunlight, right along a gentle stream. It’s the perfect location to enjoy a treat on a chilly fall day.
Ready to eat? Work up an appetite by hiking in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, or visit Circle B Ranch for a guided horseback ride to enjoy the fall foliage. Schroon Lake is a great fall destination so book your place to stay today!