Best Places To See Fall Foliage In New York

Dated: 09/15/2014

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By Wendy Ann Mitchell (Patch Staff)New Yorkers know that living in this area allows for some of the best viewing of fall foliage.Leaf peeping season begins mid-to-late September and runs through mid-to-late October. The peak color is between October 5 and November 13, depending on local weather. For a current fall foliage report, click here.New York state’s broad-leaved trees, which help give the region’s foliage an amazing color range, is one of the main reasons leaf peepers flock to the state for fall foliage, according to the I Love NY website.Below is a list of New York’s best scenic viewing areas, according to the I Love NY website.Hudson Valley Region 
  • DeLaVergne Hill, Amenia, Rte 44 east
  • The top lookout of Perkins Memorial Drive in Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain
  • Clermont State Historic Site,Germantown, off Rte 9G
  • Elks-Brox Park Overlook, Port Jervis, off of Rte 97 near Hawk’s Nest
  • Harvey Mountain State Forest, Austerlitz
  • Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, on Rte 44/55
  • Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, on Rte 9G
  • Sky Top Tower at Lake Mohonk, near New Paltz, off Rte 299
  • Trophy Point, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Rte 9W
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site,Hyde Park, Rte 9
  • West Point Overlook, Rte 9W between Highland Falls and Cornwall
New York City
  • Empire State Building, 34th St and 5th Ave
  • Central Park, 59th St to 110th St between 5th Ave and 8th Ave
Click here for more places in New York to see the spectacular views of New York’s fall season.Where is your favorite place to view New York’s fall foliage? Tell us in the comments.Photo credit: Wendy Mitchell

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