Day trips Around NYC for Fall Foliage

New York City is one of the best cities in the world, but sometimes a trip upstate is the perfect day or weekend escape! October is prime color changing season for leaves as the cool air settles in and Mother Nature braces for winter. Upstate New York has some places that have been voted the best in the country for site seeing, especially in the fall! Here are some suggestions for our Sagamore residents looking to escape the Upper West Side and experience some fall foliage!

New Paltz: New Paltz has one of the most scenic and breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley, especially during the fall! If you make the trip up to visit you not only will see plenty of trees and colors on your drive but in the town itself! The small town has several different shops, trails, wineries and restaurants to make for a great day or weekend trip. If fall foliage is what you are looking for, Mohonk Mountain house is the perfect spot. This resort has several different activities and sightseeing options as it is up at the top of the mountain. They have a wonderful fall garden on site and hiking trails where if you take the challenge and hike to the top, you can see the hills of up to five states! Take a look here for more information on New Paltz and here to learn about Mohonk.

Saratoga Springs: Saratoga Springs is a quaint town ideal if you are looking for some great fall fun! Located in the Lake George region this town has plenty to do to complement the wonderful views you will experience visiting there. They have several streets filled with historic Victorian Mansions, their famous race course and of course many different restaurants to dine at after a long day of hiking and seeing. Take a look at this article for tips on what to do on your visit to Saratoga!

If you are looking for more places to visit, here are articles about the best drives and spots for beautiful fall scenic views.

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