New York Fall October 12, 2016
by Lea Monroe There’s No Better Place To See Fall Colors Than Right Here In New York
It’s hard not to constantly talk about our fall foliage when all of New York’s trees are currently in the process of changing into their seasonal and eye-catching colors. Recently the travel website
Condé Nast Traveler listed the best places around the country to see the best fall colors. Any guesses as to which area of New York made their list? Let’s see if you’re right!
If you follow New York's official
fall foliage report, then you know that this past week and the upcoming week ahead is the perfect time to enjoy our seasonal colors.
To break things down nice and easy for readers
Condé Nast Traveler
divided their article between the East Coast and West Coast. They then took each side of the country and listed which states were best for the greatest views, variety in color and trees, intensity of colors. They also included which areas are the least crowded and which places have the longest foliage season!
So, what title did New York win for this list? The most variety!
Condé Nast Traveler
states that our beautiful Adirondack Mountains are the best place to visit if you want to see a variety of colors and foliage. The mixture of Alpine environments, hardwood forests and river valleys create a unique setting to see these incredible colors. And who doesn't love seeing our Sugar Maple trees change to their vibrant red color?
This time of year our Adirondack trails can get a bit crowded with leaf peepers, so what's the best alternative?
Listed as the underrated alternative, John Boyd Thacher Park was named the perfect place to visit. The website points out that while many of our Capital Region residents know of this gorgeous state park, those who live outside of the area tend to have no idea that this place even exists. Here you can explore along the Helderberg Escarpment out in Voorheesville where you'll have the panoramic scenery of the Hudson-Mohawk Lowlands, with views of Albany and the Southern Adirondacks as well!
Walk right behind Minelot Falls and enjoy over 20 miles of trails at John Boyd Thacher State Park.
This state park is great for visitors of all ages to explore throughout the year, but taking a trip during New York's fall foliage season is one of our favorite things to do. The famous Indian Ladder Trail will bring you right
behind a beautiful waterfall
and remains open for the season until November 15th. While many areas of the Adirondacks hit their peak this past week, this state park is just starting to show its amazing colors, which makes it the perfect place to take a trip this weekend!
How to get here:
1 Hailes Cave Road Voorheesville, NY 12186
Need an excuse to take a trip around our state to see the fall foliage? Then try tackling this
Haunted Road Trip In New York That Will Lead You To Our Scariest Places or enjoy our mapped out Fall Foliage Road Trip that will steal your breath away!
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