Take A Fall Foliage Train Ride Through New York On The Arcade And Attica Railroad
If there’s one thing that it seems we can all agree on, it’s that there’s nothing quite like discovering a nostalgic attraction or piece of history that takes us back to another time. While we love to have an unforgettable experience on one of New York’s epic train rides, there’s one railroad in particular that you should absolutely check out during our state’s leaf peeping season. You can enjoy a stunning fall train ride in New York when you ride along the Arcade and Attica Railroad!
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To see what views you get to enjoy while riding on this amazing train ride, watch the video below put together by leftyfretguy on YouTube!
For many New Yorkers, fall is the best time of the year. The weather is perfect, the colors are stunning, and the crowds at our favorite state parks have simmered down from peak tourist season.
Overall, temperatures are mild throughout New York in the fall, and there isn’t as much rain coming down as there is in the summer. The Adirondack region gets chilly quickly, and you might have some nights dipping into the 30s as early as September. Down in the Catskills, beautiful fall weather sticks around a little longer, and out by the Fingerlakes, it’s mild for most of the season. In the City and on Long Island, temperatures stay mild or slightly warmer than the rest of the state.
When can I see peak fall foliage in New York?
Late September through Early October is typically peak fall foliage season upstate and in the Adirondacks. As you head farther south, foliage changes over later, so you can find beautiful fall colors throughout October if you head to Long Island or the Fingerlakes. No matter when you’re planning your fall leaf-peeping trip, you’ll be able to find a region of New York that’s showing off stunning colors.
What are the best fall day trips in New York?
It’s hard to top the Mohonk Mountain House as a fall day trip destination in New York but there are dozens of other beautiful places to add to your fall bucket list. Try the zipline at Hunter Mountain, visit the corn maze at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, or visit Watkins Glen at a time when the crowds are much smaller. Planning a day trip in New York during autumn is easy – there are endless options to choose from!