Fri, Oct 13 - Sun, Oct 15, 2023

2nd Annual HPD - Adirondack Foliage Weekend Tour

Courtyard By Marriott Lake Placid

About this event

Experience some of Upstate New York’s best driving roads! 

Join the Patroon and X Chapters for the 2nd Annual High Peaks Drive (HPD): a two day, 300 mile, driving tour of the Adirondack mountains against the backdrop of stunning northeast foliage.

We kick off on Friday night with dinner in Lake Placid. The drive starts early Saturday morning, and runs through Sunday afternoon:


Day 1 starts off with a sprint past the Sentinel Mountain Range, following a gorge carved by the Ausable River to the banks of Lake Champlain. We stop at Rulf's Orchard for some tasty treats before the tour of the High Peaks. Passing around the northern boundary of the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness, we start winding past the Saranac Lakes, Tupper Lake and Long Lake to link up with the ultra twisty Blue Ridge Road Scenic Byway before stopping for lunch at Paradox Brewery. After lunch, we head north to the the High Peaks Scenic Byway and up through the Keene Valley before ending the day in Lake Placid for a relaxing dinner. Along this route are several stops for fuel, and multiple opportunities for scenic photos.


Day 2 includes some of the twistiest roads of the weekend; a southbound blast by the Cascade Range and through the Keene Valley along the High Peaks Scenic Byway brings us to the Ticonderoga Circuit - a route designed to link several 'must drive' stretches of tarmac recommended by Patroon's local expert. After an intense 115 miles of connecting apexes, we wrap up the weekend with a BMW concourse event at Fort Ticonderoga that includes prizes, tours of the historic Fort, and lunch at the America’s Fort Cafe. Expect to head home on Sunday afternoon looking forward to next year's High Peaks Drive!


A special BMW CCA rate of $299 per night has been secured at our Lake Placid base for the weekend, the Courtyard By Marriott located on 5920 Cascade Rd. Space is limited and this special rate is only available to the first 15 Registrants who book a room at the hotel using our booking link (provided with your confimration email). The hotel must be booked on or before September 13. After this date, our special rate will not be available. 

Act fast and also receive a commemorative pint glass! 

See Event Terms for additional details.


Event requirements


This event is open to all!

The High Peaks Drive is open to all road legal vehicles, regardless of age, make, or model - including motorcycles! However, any participating vehicle may not have anything in tow during the Driving Tour portion of the event. We are also limiting the number of vehicles to 30 so it is easier to keep the group together.


Participation is open to all active BMW CCA members. Non-members are welcome too!


  • Registrants are limited to 50 individuals, regardless of membership status.
  • Active BMW CCA members only pay $35 per person to register. A valid BMW CCA Member ID number is required and will be validated prior to the event. 
  • Non-member Registrants (including inactive members) will be required to pay an additional $58, equal to dues for a one-year BMW CCA membership, in addition to the $35 registration fee.  
  • Drivers are responsible for compliance with all posted traffic regulations and are required to hold a valid driver's license.
  • All Registrants must complete an electronic waiver prior to participating. This waiver is necessary for all participants (drivers and passengers).



Courtyard By Marriott Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York


Fun Run/Tour organized by

BMW CCA - X Chapter

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