As the fall foliage in New York starts to appear, leaf peepers begin to trek north to witness the gorgeous autumnal hues painted across the upstate’s artistic landscape.
The fall foliage in New York is normally noticed in early-to-mid September and continues into October, but exact dates aren’t always predictable. But what is certain is the natural beauty that this time of year is able to produce throughout the region. Best of all, many of these scenic spots are just a short drive from the Morgan State House!
Check out some of the best places to see New York’s fall foliage below:
Catskill Mountains, New York
Covered in a blanket of reds, yellows, and oranges, the Catskill Mountains offer breathtaking views of fall’s natural color change. Located southwest of the Morgan State House, some of these beautiful mountain peaks reach over 3,000 feet and offer scenic drives, hiking, and even railroad rides aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad so you can enjoy the mountains’ color-altering flora. Or escape to one of the spectacular waterfalls, like the Kaaterskill Falls, New York State’s tallest cascading waterfall.
Adirondack Mountains, New York
North of the Morgan State House is the Adirondack Mountains, featuring plenty of leaf peeping opportunities and jaw-dropping sights throughout the beautiful park. With some mountain peaks reaching over 5,000 feet tall, the Adirondack Mountains include plenty of activities for visitors, including hiking and fishing as the fall foliage spreads throughout the region. And be sure to take a walk above the treetops on the Wild Walk at The Wild Center, where you can learn about the plentiful wildlife of New York. Exposing guests to the abundant wildlife that New York has to offer
Hudson Valley, New York
Surrounding a portion of eastern New York is the Hudson Valley, a unique landscape coated with stunning views, perfect for leaf peeping during peak foliage. The Hudson Valley offers many outdoor excursions, including hiking, kayaking, and boat cruises that provide leaf peepers a relaxing and breathtaking journey along the Hudson River. And head to one of the many farms or orchards in the area for not only the wonderful scenery and fresh produce but a cultural experience.
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York
Located west of Albany is John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville, New York. Featuring grand views of the Hudson Valley and the southern Adirondack Mountains, this park is just a short drive from the Morgan State House. Take the time to bike or hike the extensive landscape and behold the abundant wildlife of upstate New York up close. Or walk along the Indian Ladder Trail once nature’s golden tones begin to show.
Albany, New York
Once the fall foliage in New York begins to display, Albany becomes a lively hub for festivals and events for everyone to enjoy, including the Adirondack Balloon Festival where guests are welcome to take flight in one of the hundreds of hot air balloons that stretch across the sky, producing truly amazing views of the season’s color change, and the Goold Orchard Apple Festival & Craft Show with live entertainment, fresh food and plenty of excitement for all ages.
And when you stay at the historic Morgan State House during leaf peeping season throughout September and October, you’ll save 15% on your fall getaway! Call 888-427-6063 to book your stay and mention code “Fall Foliage.”