There’s no denying the beauty of Mother Nature when the leaves turn over from greens to bright oranges, yellows and reds. This season, you don’t have to travel far to face the fall foliage. Here are 6 destinations for leaf peeping in New York, most of which are located in our very own backyard.
Experience a beautiful nature walk in Central Park. Start at the entrance at 5th Avenue and 72nd Street, and be sure to hit The Ramble, the North Woods, and the Great Hill for a scenic route that’ll make you forget you’re in the concrete jungle. Click to email your concierge for more details.
Breathtaking views of the Hudson River can be seen from Fort Tryon Park, which features 8 miles of pathways, the city’s largest public garden, the Heather Garden, and the city’s largest dog run. The Met Cloisters museum is also located inside Fort Tryon Park, which houses medieval and European artwork among the trees. Don’t miss out on a hike to Linden Terrace, where you’ll have unobstructed views of the tree-covered cliffs on the Hudson River Palisades. Click to email your concierge for more details.
Known as one of the world’s best outdoor sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center is the perfect place to experience fall foliage. Only 1 hour north of Manhattan, the 500-acre landscape is home to more than 100 beautiful sculptures that sit amongst rolling hills and fields of trees. Click to email your concierge for more details.
Have a car? Cruise up the Palisades Parkway to Bear Mountain State Park for a picnic, a scenic hike, or a cold swim in the wilderness. You’ll see plenty of leaf changing on the drive up, and amazing views when you arrive. Click to email your concierge for more details.
If you’d like to soak in the foliage from above, take a private helicopter tour of Hudson Valley. Lift off from White Plains and fly over the Tappan Zee Bridge, Indian Point, Bear Mountain, and West Point. Click to email your concierge for more details.
On weekends September through November, enjoy a fall foliage day cruise up the Hudson River with a 4-hour stop in historic Cold Spring, New York. The Seastreak ferry docks and departs from Highlands, NJ. Click to email your concierge for more details.