02 Sep 5 BEST PLACES TO SEE FALL FOLIAGE NEAR NYC
NEW YORK FOLIAGE FOR 2015: WHERE TO GO AND HOW TO GET THERE
Fall is here, and many lovers of the season can’t wait to get out into nature and observe some of the colorful visual changes that happen this time of year. Planning a fall foliage tour is one of the easiest ways to experience autumn, especially in a place like New York, with its multitude of natural landscapes and open space.
Communing with nature is easy with such a number of places to choose from, but narrowing down your choice is easier when you have a list of recommendations. We’ve built our own list of amazing destinations for enjoying the fall foliage in New York, notably in areas close to Long Island.
Here are our top picks for destinations to include on your fall foliage tour in 2015.
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York
This gorgeous natural reprieve in Sands Points features a number of breathtaking mansions, including the Hempstead House and Castle Gould, as well as 216 surrounding acres of hiking trails, woodlands and more.
6 marked hiking trails, miles of beach on Long Island sound, and even guided nature walks are available to interested parties. Manicured lawns, forests and meadows can be seen from a number of points on the grounds, providing a variety of natural views and opportunities to see the foliage.
SCHOHARIE, NEW YORK
One of the most charming small counties near Long Island is Schoharie, which offers visitors plenty of ways to enjoy the foliage throughout their town.
Choose from a nature walk, caverns, state parks, a beautiful arboretum, hiking, gardens, and plenty of panoramic views with great angles for pictures, videos and more.
5501 NY-25 Laurel, NY
This North Fork preserve is the perfect spot for combining fall foliage, fishing, hiking or even canoeing. Preserved 15 years ago through a push by the Peconic Land Trust, Laurel Lake and its surrounding areas exist now as a place for visitors on foot to explore the trails and enjoy the flora and fauna that exist around the land. Motorized vehicles are prohibited, so car service is the perfect way to experience the Preserve: simply have your chauffeur drop you off at the entrance and retrieve you when you’ve finished your visit.
Just 74 miles from Long Island is Rockland County, which offers tons of great ways to enjoy the foliage. Bear Mountain, in particular, offers breathtaking views of the changing leaves, as well as hiking trails, picnicking, bike trails and more.
You can extend your stay in Rockland County to the weekend and peruse their list of inns. You can even take a visit to the beach while you’re in town.
61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY
This 1.28 mile long walkway over the Hudson is a great spot to see the foliage from a comfortable, manmade trail. In fact, the Walkway is considered the highest and longest pedestrian bridge in the world. It is the perfect spot for biking, walking your pets, snapping pictures or getting some air.
TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR FALL FOLIAGE EXPERIENCE
Preparing for your fall foliage tour this autumn begins with getting the right transportation. When you’re trying to relax and spend time with your friends or family, the last thing you need to worry about is getting from place to place.
Executive Ground Transportation has an extensive fleet, so you can choose the luxury vehicle that best meets your needs. In addition to our vehicles, we have strict chauffeur hiring practices and insist on only the most professional employees to handle our clients’ trips.
Call Executive today and begin planning your fall foliage experience near Long Island.