We recently visited Whiteface Mountain and took the gondola to the top of Little Whiteface. We had a gondola to ourselves. Groups didn't seem to have to share. It was a nice leisurely ascent and the views were spectacular- Although it wasn't the peak of autumn foliage, there was still plenty of colorful trees to be seen. Once you get to the top you can walk around a bit and catch the views on the other side of Lake Placid and the other mountains- into Vermont.
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