As the summer crowds disperse and the days get shorter, Fall is the perfect time to experience the quieter side of Lake Tahoe. You’ll find great deals at local restaurants & bars, cheaper lodging options, and plenty to do before winter strikes. Here are our top activities to check out this Fall:
1. Climb the Tahoe Via Ferrata
Take on a new adventure (and thrilling views) as you explore Palisade Tahoe’s iconic Tram Face on the Tahoe Via Ferrata. No climbing experience necessary! Professional mountain guides will lead you on one of four routes, safely attached to the rock throughout the experience using permanent steel anchors and cables.
2. Kayak & Paddle Lake Tahoe
As the sunsets get earlier and the temperatures begin to dip, kayaking and paddleboarding are the perfect ways to get out on the clear, blue waters of Lake Tahoe without having to take a dip. Daily paddleboard and kayak rentals are available in Truckee at Tahoe Sports Hub, or in Tahoe City at West Shore Sports or Tahoe City Kayak.
The Tahoe area is home to endless miles of singletrack for mountain bikers, steep climbs and mellow roadways for road cyclists, and paved, multi-use paths along the Truckee River and the shores of Lake Tahoe for families who love to cruise. No matter your biking style, you can find the perfect route nearby Palisades Tahoe.
We often don’t get significant snowfall until November, so September and October provide perfect weather to explore the local Tahoe trails without the summer heat. Download the Palisades Tahoe app to access hiking maps, track hiking performance, find your friends on trails, and more!
5. See the Fall Colors
Make the most of the Fall breeze and Autumn leaves at Palisades Tahoe. On weekends in September and October, you can travel up our Aerial Tram to High Camp for breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. You can also explore the region’s many hiking trails that take you through towering aspen groves and scenic views.
Join us for a family friendly weekend open to all ages celebrating the van life community and the opportunity to view an array of van vendors and overland products. In addition to all of the great van builds the event will feature live music, food and local brews all weekend long. And those looking to show off their custom builds are encouraged to sign up for the DYI Contest where they will have their rigs viewed by hundreds of event goers and rated by van build experts. Looking to buy or sell? Expect to find roof racks, bumpers, solar panels, interior storage, water filters, window coverings, beds, bedding, and 4×4 recovery items….and of course coffee cups, t-shirts and more!
Enjoy authentic beer, brats, food, and dance, at The Village at Palisades Tahoe on September 30th. Take part in the Oktoberfest Games and other family-friendly activities while enjoying live music and entertainment. For more details, check out the Oktoberfest event page.
8. Made in Tahoe Festival
The Made in Tahoe festival will return this Fall, October 7th and 8th! Join us in The Village at Palisades Tahoe to celebrate and support local Tahoe artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations, and entertainers. Discover, explore, and experience our community like never before while enjoying local food and beers.
9. Go to a film premiere: TGR’s Legend Has It or Warren Miller’s All Time
Visit Palisades Tahoe for one or two ski film premieres. On October 13th, Teton Gravity Research’s Legend Has It will be playing at the KT Base Bar. On November 3rd, Warren Miller’s All Time will be playing at the Olympic Valley Events Center. What better way to get excited for the season? Reserve your tickets in advance for a chance to meet the professionals, win ski trips, autographed items, and more! Click the links above for more event details.