The Northeast is home to some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the entire country, so it only makes sense to visit the most beautiful areas in this region. Whether you decide to stay in New York or take a road trip to one of our neighboring states in New England, now is the time to take advantage of this short-lived beauty.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Consider driving north to witness the beautiful granite cliffs, rocky coastline, towering mansions, and beautiful hotels. Back in the 1800’s the wealthy New England upper class often vacationed in this area in the fall and summer.
Located close to Acadia National Park, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in both the mountains and the lakes. The best time to view the changing leaves is mid-October.
Huntington, New York
If you would prefer to stay within the state, check out this beautiful town located on the north shore of Long Island in Suffolk County. Head to the Caumsett State Historic State Park Preserve to enjoy over 1600 acres of meadows, woods, and freshwater areas. In this area, the fall colors peak a little later, so visit late October or early November.
Sands Point, New York
If you’re going to be in Huntington, you mind as well swing by nearby Sands Point for delightful views. Located on the north shore of Long Island, this village includes a plethora of wooded paths for your enjoyment.
New York City
This spectacular city is famous for its breathtaking fall scenery. If you are in Manhattan, head over to Central Park to view the fall foliage. It’s no mistake that Billie Holiday sang about autumns in New York when you check out this park in the fall.
We also recommend hopping on the subway to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, which contains 52 acres of gardens, plant pavilions, and more. Locals really love visiting the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden this time of year. For the most beautiful views, visit this spot in mid or late October.
Located in northern Vermont, this resort town boasts itself as “Fall’s Color Capital.” From mid-September to mid-October, you can view the spectacular fall colors in the Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road.
You could also hop in the gondola to view the colorful fall leaves from above. You may love this town so much that you revisit it in the winter to take advantage of its ski trails.
This little town looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, complete with covered bridges, and beautiful old houses. A variety of Greek Revival, Federal Style, and Georgian mansions dot the hillsides of this quaint town.
For the best views of fall scenery as well as the nearby Ottauquechee River, cruise the Vermont Scenic Highway. Consider staying in this town overnight, which features many charming restaurants and boutiques.
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Known as the “Star of the White Mountains,” you are sure to fall in love with this mountain town. With an abundance of different hardwood species, this town bursts with color in the fall. Visit this little town mid-September to early October for the best views. As you drive along the Kancamagus Highway, you will be awestruck by the gorgeous views.
Franconia, New Hampshire
Another little town set in the White Mountains is Franconia, New Hampshire. Named after the Franconian Switzerland region of Germany, this little town features an amazing train system to enjoy the views. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway climbs the summit of the Cannon Mountain and is the first passenger aerial tramway in the US.
The Poconos, Pennsylvania
Hop onto I-80 and drive into this mountainous four-county region with 150 different lakes. If you plan to stay for a few days, you’ll have a variety of different hotels and inns to choose from. Take advantage of the mountain scenery by golfing, hiking, mountain biking, or fishing. The best time to visit is in late September through mid-October.
Maybe you would rather enjoy the fall scenery from the comfort of your own home. Curl up in front of your propane fireplace and enjoy the view of the falling leaves in your own backyard. Make sure that you never run out of propane by signing up for our automatic propane delivery services at DiSanto Propane. Our propane suppliers in upstate New York provide reliable propane services all across the state.