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Autumn in the Adirondacks Regional Event (October 4-7, 2022)

October 4, 2022 - October 7, 2022

Leaders | Travel and lodging | What to expect | Preliminary itinerary


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Event Overview

Join Chris Murray for an autumn photography tour in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York State.  We’ll photograph the stunning fall foliage in this magnificent region of streams, ponds, waterfalls, and forests.

The central Adirondack lake country around Long Lake is carpeted with lush forests sprinkled with numerous lakes and ponds. Each autumn the forests explode with color; yellows, oranges and reds are mixed with aquamarine, tangerine, cherry, and peach — the colors creating impressionistic paintings on the waters.  With the changing of the seasons, fog rises from the waters most mornings, softening the colors to beautiful pastels.

The area also offers some of the finest river, stream and waterfall photography in the Park, especially along the Raquette and Bog Rivers, which alternate between wild whitewater and placid stretches that reflect the fall colors.  The possibilities for creative photography here are unbounded.

We’ll photograph from sunrise to sunset, taking a break for a late breakfast. Dinner will be after sunset. Our regional event is timed for the peak fall color typically found in the area.

Cost: $670 NANPA Members/$870 Non-members

Last Date to Register:  September 9, 2022

Maximum number of attendees: 10

Photo of white birch tree trunks in a field of tall, golden grasses. Photo credit: Chris Murray

Photo credit: Chris Murray


Headshot of Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Chris Murray is a photographic artist, instructor, and writer working primarily in the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of his home state of New York. His work has appeared in several magazines including On Landscape, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, New York State Conservationist, and Thousand Islands Life, among others. Chris leads photography workshops through the Adirondack Photography Institute and teaches classes at the Thousand Islands Arts Center.

Chris’ interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from his love of the natural world, the same love that led him to choose geology as his first profession. For Chris, the appeal of photography lies in the opportunity to create art in an environment that ceaselessly inspires him. In photography he strives to make images that are a reflection of his sensibilities and how he sees the world. His goal is not to document literal appearances, but rather make photos that are a creative expression of his emotional response inspired by the subject. Chris’ photography tends toward the quiet and intimate, scenes within a scene with a creative focus on simplicity and detail.

Travel and lodging

The base for this event will be at:

The Long View Lodge
681 Deerland Rd
Long Lake, NY 12847
Telephone: (518) 624-2862

NANPA has secured a block of rooms with rates of $150-$180 plus tax. Reservations can be made through their website
You will need to enter the code nanpa in the Promo Code box when searching for dates. You can also call the Lodge at 518-624-2862 and make reservations over the phone.

Airports and Ground Transportation

Albany International (ALB) or Hancock International Airport in Syracuse (SYR). Both are a two- to three-hour drive from Long Lake.

Transportation to and from the hotel and during the event is not included and is the attendees’ responsibility.

Car Rental:  A regular rental car will be fine; we will not be driving on roads that require extra clearance or 4x4s.

Ride Sharing: We will be starting each day from the Long View Lodge. Ride sharing is encouraged to reduce the size of our vehicle presence and improve the traveling/following experience. You are welcome to either drive or ride with someone. This is also a great way to meet people and make new friends during the event!

Note that NANPA does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.


All meals except Friday’s Group Lunch are on your own.  The Friday Group Lunch will be at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake, NY.

Dinner is available at Long View Lodge except for Mondays and Tuesdays.


View of water, surrounded by trees with colorful fall foliage. © Chris Murray

© Chris Murray

What to expect

About the area:

The Adirondack State Park is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in New York State. Declared as “Forever Wild” by the New York State legislature in 1892, the Park today comprises almost 6 million acres, an area larger than either Massachusetts or New Jersey. Of this area, roughly a third is Forest Preserve Land, the rest privately owned in a unique patchwork of public and private lands.

Photography locations:

Some of the locations that we will most likely photograph include:

  • Buttermilk Falls
  • Forked Lake campground
  • Rich Lake (Adirondack Interpretive Center)
  • Bog River Falls
  • Shaw Pond
  • Lake Durant campground
  • Lake Eaton
  • Piercefield Flow on the Raquette River
  • South Pond

Your leader will have visited the areas prior to the event and the field trip locations will be based on what’s most photogenic at the time, weather conditions, etc.  These will be announced on Tuesday afternoon during the Registration/Orientation.

Health and fitness

There will be no mountain hiking unless requested. Most shooting locations will be very close to where we park. A couple will require a walk, but will be flat. The length of the walk will be up to the participant and how much they wish or are able to explore, there will be photographic possibilities along the way.


We will be based in the hamlet of Long Lake, NY during this regional event.

Please keep in mind that this NANPA Regional Event is designed to be a photo tour, not workshop. That said; don’t be shy about asking Chris for help if you need it. This tour is open for 10 participants to give each plenty of time with the instructor and to retain flexibility based on weather and the best opportunities.

This event is designed for all levels of photographers – amateur, intermediate, advanced and professional – interested in improving their photography skills or looking for location guidance to capture images of this magical park.  If you are new to photography, Chris will be available to answer questions, teach new techniques and help you improve your photographic skills.  If you already have plenty of photography experience, Chris will ensure that you’re in the best locations at the best times for those perfect shots. Other participants are also great about sharing techniques, tips and ideas. Please know your camera before you arrive and bring your manual, just in case we need to look up something.


Fog over a body of water partially obscuring the bright fall colors of trees at the edge of the water. Photo credit: Chris Murray

Photo credit: Chris Murray

Preliminary itinerary

For questions ahead of the trip please feel free to call or email:

Please note schedules are fluid due to weather conditions, and other variables. Group may be split up to accommodate smaller size at each location.

Tuesday October 4, 2022

  • 6:30 p.m. – Meet at Long View Lodge for Meet and Greet, welcome, introductions and opening remarks by Chris followed by a short presentation – “Fall Photography Possibilities in the Long Lake Area”

Wednesday October 5 – Thursday October 6 (Sunrise ~ 6:59 am, sunset ~6:35 pm)

  • Morning shoot
  • Breakfast
  • Midday shoot and/or rest time
  • Evening shoot
  • Dinner
  • Night photography shoot (optional)

Friday October 7 (Sunrise 7:03 am)

  • Morning shoot
  • Lunch with the group (included in the fee) at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake, NY. The event wraps up after lunch at 2 pm.

Regional Event Cancellation and No Refund Policy:  

NANPA will not offer any refunds for registrations for this event regardless of when the cancellation is made or the reason for the cancellation. NANPA reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. NANPA will offer refunds if NANPA has to cancel the event. It also has the right to substitute presenters if those originally scheduled cannot attend. Registrants may purchase event insurance as part of the registration process through NANPA’s partner, Allianz. More information on this option will be shown during the checkout process for the event registration.

NOTE:  If you do not purchase event insurance at the time that you pay for your registration, you will NOT be able to go back and purchase it with Allianz later.

If you choose to purchase travel insurance separately, you can do so with your own insurance carrier, or NANPA members can receive a special travel insurance rate through USI Affinity/Travel Insurance Services.


NANPA is committed to the health and safety of all participants and leaders at any of our events.  We have taken steps to reduce the inherent risks surrounding any public location where people are present.  We ask that you familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 health and safety precautions and requirements prior to your trip.  Masks are discretionary unless required by a particular venue or location.

You should evaluate your own risks when determining whether to participate.  By attending this event and signing the NANPA Regional Events Liability Release you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your attendance as we have explained them to you.

Most importantly:

If you have been feeling sick or have been exposed to someone in your household who is feeling sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, PLEASE STAY HOME.

NANPA follows the CDC rules and the rules of the state in which an event is held.  Those rules currently are:

Long Lake, NY Public Health COVID-19 Updates

Center for Disease Control Travel Link:

NANPA will let you know if anything changes prior to the event.

We thank you in advance for your adherence and support as we work together to keep everyone safe.


Thank You to NANPA’s 2022 Regional Events Sponsor


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