Travel: High in the Sky

At the Adirondack Balloon Festival.

While the East End is home to a number of fall festivals, New York State offers opportunities in September to get out of town and experience something truly unique like the Adirondack Balloon Festival, September 19 and 20, in Queensbury, New York.

Operated by a nonprofit since the  1970s, guests attending the festival  will be treated this year to live music by bands like The Lustre Kings, Kevin McJrell and Orion Kribs, Pluck & Rail and The High Peaks Bluegrass Band, as well as daily flights of hundreds of hot air balloons at Floyd Bennet Memorial Airport.