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Fall Foliage in Westchester: Places You Should Visit

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Autumn is known for painting its scenery with the orange, yellow and red color of foliage. The lush and thick foliage of Westchester gives a good exhibition of the fall colors. The county is a dream come true for most leaf peepers as it features little towns and unique landscape.

Its location within the Hudson Highlands and along the banks of the Hudson River makes it a great spot for fall. If you don't know what place to visit to get spectacular views of Westchester fall foliage, take this piece as a guide. 

5 Places You Should Visit to See Fall Foliage in Westchester

To enjoy the best of the fall foliage, visit these spots.


Mohonk Preserve 

The Mohonk Preserve is a great place to mix fall foliage seeing with adventure. It offers lots of recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, bouldering and more. There are lots of hikers who troop in to enjoy the wonderful scenery.

A large number of fun seekers make foliage seeing much more interesting. Its vast landscape of over 8,000 acres is home to mountain ridges, forests, streams, ponds. Within the preserve lies the Skytop Tower, which you can climb to the top to enjoy a panoramic view of the preserve. 


Croton Gorge Park

This is a magnificent spot to experience the lovely colors of fall. The Croton Gorge Park contains the Croton Dam which has a vast expanse of 97 acres on the grounds of the dam. 

This gives space for fun recreational activities like picnicking, hiking and fishing in the park.  The iridescent foliage coupled with the eye-catching waterfall cascading down the gorge makes this spot a must-go for leaf peepers.


Sleepy Hollow Village 

This history-rich village offers a variety of outdoor activities while seeing the amazing fall colors. The village has an impressive landscape which includes rivers, forests and has scenic trails along the Hudson River. 

The Kingsland Point Park is one of the first parks in the region. You can walk through the 18-acres with views of the leaves, the river, and the historic Tarrytown Lighthouse. The park also has a playground and picnic areas that make it to kids as well.

 

Bear Mountain Bridge

This suspension bridge located in Peekskill, New York gives a nice view of the fall colors, and also the Hudson River. Only a few tourists are aware of its view of fall colors. Drive to the bridge, park, and then walk across the beautiful bridge featuring magnificent views of the fall foliage. It makes a good spot to look at eagles and leads to hiking in the Bear Mountain Park. 


Poet’s Walk 

This hike is located an hour north of Rhinebeck town. It's the best to visit if you don't want to break too much of a sweat while enjoying the beautiful views. Poet’s Walk covers a distance of 2.4 miles.

The trails provide breathtaking views of the Hudson River, the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, and the Catskill Mountains. You will also get to take in views of beautiful red rose and blue-violet flowers and pick apples at Greig’s farm. The landscape is also relatively flat and makes it a great fall foliage spot if you are not adept at traversing hilly trails. 


Wrapping Up

You are not exempted from all the fun even if you stay out of town. A good Westchester airport shuttle will do the trick. To traverse these spots with no hassle, you will need our reliable Westchester limo service

Our professional chauffeurs offer the perfect way to make your fall experience in Westchester truly luxurious. Count on Harrison Car Service to enjoy the best car service Westchester has to offer. We proudly serve clients anywhere in the US and around the world. Our team strives to deliver a seamless, personalized travel experience you are sure to remember.

Posted on Oct 02 2018

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