Take a Fall Foliage Road Trip in NY


Ready for some fall fun. Start out your fall with a fun fall foliage tour in Upstate New York. Don't worry if you are visiting NYC. You can go just 1 hour or more outside of the city to see some breathtaking fall foliage views. There are lots of tours offered so plan to be there between mid September to the beginning of October to get the best views. And if you are a city dweller or want to stay close to the city then plan for late October to early November to enjoy the peak season in those areas.

Here are some the regions and peak foliage times in those areas:

Adirondack Mountains & Catskills: fall foliage peak last 2 weeks of September into the first week of October

Leatherstocking & Finger Lakes Region: fall foliage first 2 weeks in October

1000 Islands, Niagara Falls & Northern Finger Lakes: fall foliage peak 2nd and 3rd weeks of October

Hudson Valley & Capital Region: fall foliage peak 2nd and 3rd weeks of October

Southern Hudson Valley: fall foliage peak last 2 weeks in October

NYC & Long Island: fall foliage peak last week in October and first week in November

Here are some beautiful spots to drive to for peak fall foliage as well as other beautiful sights:

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is also known as the Grand Canyon of the East." Drivers will find frequent pull-offs overlooking the rocks. Inspiration Point is where you can view two of the major waterfalls within the park.

The Catskills

From beautiful lodging, wines and activities a visit to the Catskills is the perfect plan for a fall foliage driving tour. It's just two hours outside of the city with tons of places to stop along the way.

Saratoga Springs

Beautiful springs, untouched land and lots of hiking a trip to Saratoga for fall foliage means cool air and plenty of photo ops too. Stop by Lake Placid to check out the bobsled run while you are there.

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