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Best places to experience fall in New York State

Autumn in America, otherwise known as fall lasts and transforms landscapes across the country into a spectacular array of vivid colors and New York State is no different. From the Great Appalachian Valley which dominates eastern New York to the peaks of the Adirondacks in the north, New York State has some of the best places to experience fall in America.

1 The Adirondacks

The tree littered the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York transform into a vibrant display of autumnal colors and there are a couple of brilliant ways to witness it. One option is climbing Whiteface Mountain, which has a 4,872-foot summit that can also be reached by car or gondola and has incredible views for miles around. Alternatively, visitors can ride the Adirondack Scenic Railroad which winds its way through remote forests, sparkling rivers, and into the magnificent beauty of Adirondack Park.

2 The Catskills Mountains

Located only 100 miles from New York City and part of the Great Appalachian Valley, the Catskills Mountains have been a favored destination of urban holidaymakers since the mid-20 th century. Located within the mountains is the Catskills Forest Preserve, which is protected from many forms of development under New York State law and as such has retained its natural beauty and ‘wild forests’ making it one of the best places to enjoy fall. Hike along with one of the many trails that include a number of lookout points over the Hudson Valley and as an added bonus the park has bountiful wildlife to glimpse including bobcats, black bears, minks, and coyotes.

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