Fall is almost upon us and just like every New Yorker knows, it won’t be long before the gruesome winter months force us to hibernate in our apartments. Take some time out of your busy schedules to admire some of the most beautiful fall foliage that New York has to offer.
These are some of the best locations around New York City to admire the beautiful vibrant colored trees.
This is a no brainer. We all know that the largest green space in the City is prime real estate for fall foliage. However, what you may not have thought of is renting a boat from the Loeb Boathouse, located on the east side of the park near 72nd Street and admiring the vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow from the middle of the lake.
Fort Tyron Park
The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and is one of the highest points of Manhattan. The views extend over the Hudson River Palisades and cover over 20 miles of cliffs covered in golden foliage.
741 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10040
To find out more please check out https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-tryon-park
New York Botanical Garden
Yes, we admit this is quite a trip. However, the 250-acre woodland area is the city's largest patch of old-growth forest with some trees dating to the 19th century. The gardens offer guides foliage-themed tour and other activities throughout the fall season, making the trip a unique learning experience.
Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States.
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
To find out more about the New York Botanical Garden check out https://www.nybg.org/