I needed to get away for a few days. I hadn’t taken a single “real” vacation all year (weekend trips with my parents to see family friends notwithstanding), and I was getting antsy. I’ve been following a lot of photographers on Instagram from the Pacific Northwest, progressively getting more and more jealous of the amazing scenery that surrounds them. But a trip across the country was not going to be a viable option at that moment. So where could I go that was close enough to drive through, and picturesque enough to take advantage of fall foliage?
It soon dawned on me that I had never been to The Adirondacks. Well actually, despite growing up in New Jersey my entire life, I’d never even been to Upstate NY. Crazy, really, considering the region is only a 4 hour drive away. We’d regularly gone to Maine, New Hampshire and Cape Cod when I was a child, but somehow never veered out of the coastal states. Scanning the instagram tags to see how many photo opportunities there were, I was sold.