Traveling in the cold season has many advantages: By avoiding the hot season you also avoid being trampled by many fellow travelers, enjoy lower rates, and more. One of the most enjoyable ways to fill the chilly seasons in New York, and especially the fall, is taking a nice one day foliage trip by car. Here are carefully selected recommendations for beautiful one day fall foliage trips from NYC by Car.
When choosing a destination for a foliage trip, you might want to take in consideration several features:
Distance – Choose a place you can reach easily to by car, and have enough time to spend in during the day.
Location – Choose a location that is easily accessible by car, yet not to main, to avoid overwhelming crowd.
Nature and landscape – To enjoy the fall foliage at its best, you should naturally choose a location with many natural trees, that will supply a display of their changing colors and beautiful seasonal transformation.
credit: Timothy Valentine\Flickr
Take a Fall Trip to Chesterwood
Visit the historic studio of renowned sculptor Daniel Chester French, mostly known for his Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. the house contains a studio, gallery, museum and gardens, with almost 500 models, studies and complete sculptures made by French, all surrounded by the lovely foliage of the Berkshires, the highlands of Massachusetts. For a classy grab of food you can visit the Red Lion Inn, which offers a genuine New England hospitality experience.
Location: 4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Phone for reservations and info: 413-298-3579
Visit the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville
Don’t miss the grape stomping competition in Brotherhood Winery, located in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Even if you are not a fan of sensing the mash of pounded grapes between your toe fingers, Brotherhood Winery is still a splendid destination for a foliage trip, displaying the full splendor of the Catskill Mountains autumn. The Brotherhood Winery is operating since 1839, and it is the oldest active winery in America.
Location: 100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY 10992
Phone for reservations and info: 845-496-3661
credit: Mark K. \Flickr
Fall Foliage Tour to Hudson River and West Point
The Hudson Valley is a great place to view the autumn leaves. The architect Le Corbusier renowned George Washington Bridge, “the most beautiful bridge in the world”, and that’s undoubtedly a splendid viewing point for the autumn season. After gazing at the foliage around the bridge you can travel the short drive to West Point, and complete your journey with a full view of the foliage landscapes and a visit to the picturesque town of West Point. On the road you will have a chance to view oaks, maples, aspens, hickories, birches and dogwoods displaying magnificent colors of dark red, orange and yellow.
Location: West point NY, United States
Phone for reservations and info: 845-938-4011