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Why do we love New York in autumn?

Maybe it's the crisp autumn air, famous New York State wineries, or the Adirondack and Catskill roads that meander through wooded forests ablaze with reds, oranges and yellows.

It might be the Hudson River Valley (on New York City's doorstep) which becomes one of the most visited fall foliage hotspots in America come October, not to mention the Big Apple's own claim to fall fame, Central Park!

While travel season is off-peak, the fall color season is in full swing in places like Niagara Falls or Bear Mountain State Park.

Need we say more? Have fun.... and don't forget the camera!

Fall foliage in the Hudson River ValleyPeak Times :
October, November

NY Fall Foliage Hotline : 1-800-225-5697

2024 Fall Foliage Reports: New York Fall Foliage Report

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Live New York Fall Foliage Webcams :


2024 New York Fall Festivals

Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during New York fall festival season. Have fun!

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There are treats along the Candy Trail, a costume
parade, Halloween crafts, magic shows and more
at the annual Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo.

Mid-September through October 2024 -- The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson -- Check out this autumn wonderland along a beautiful Hudson River landscape lit by more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins, and accompanied by eerie music and lighting, and special features like the Pumpkin Carousel and the Pumpkin Windmill. Spooktacular!

Mid-September through late October -- Shmitt's Annual Fall Festival Melville -- Head to this popular family farm for pumpkin picking, hayrides, a petting zoo, along with a kids' playground and mini-golf for an entire day of fall fun.

Late September 2024 -- Adirondack Balloon Festival Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury -- Check out the one of the highlights of fall in the Lake George area with food vendors, a craft fair, and kids activities.

Weekends in October -- Boo at the Zoo Bronx Zoo New York City -- Bring the kids out into the fresh autumn air to enjoy a costume parade, candy trail, Halloween crafts, magic shows, and more at one of the zoo's most popular annual events.

Weekends in October -- Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain -- There's music, merriment and food galore plus one of the East Coast's top vantage points for viewing spectacular fall foliage.


also see -> New York State Fair

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More about New York fall color around the Web:

Fall In New York
- The official foliage report with frequent updates beginning in September featuring peak foliage map, suggested itineraries, a guide to pumpkin picking farms and winery tours throughout the state.

New York City Fall Foliage Tracker - Check out peak times plus a guide to identifying fall foliage within the city park system.

Fall Foliage Tours - Leaf Peeping in the Adirondacks - Complete driving tours & directions in the Lake George and Lake Placid areas including dining & lodging guides, area attractions, event calendar.


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