A Foliage Lover’s Road Trip

As the leaves begin to change, everything bursts with beauty. The greens become golden, the hues mirror stained glass and a nostalgic charm encompasses the land. When Long Island landscapes just aren’t cutting it, rest assured a drive along the East Coast will solve all your fall foliage wishes.

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Lake Placid, New York


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Renowned for their fall colors, the Adirondack Mountains are a breathtaking sight to be seen. Filled with red and silver maples, aspen, oaks, birch and beech trees, the Olympic Trail Scenic Byway, which runs through the village of Lake Placid, is 170 miles of colors reminiscent of an imaginative oil painting. Click to go

The Berkshires, Massachusetts


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Famed for fall foliage, outdoor activities and a farm-to-table food scene, a visit to the Berkshires is a magnificent adventure. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts and perfect for soaking up miles of fall foliage. From its peak on a clear day, visitors can marvel at extensive mountain and river valley views for as far as 90 miles. Click to go

The Catskills, New York


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Home to 35 mountain peaks over 3,500 feet, the Catskills come alive with yellows, oranges and reds amidst thickly wooded hillsides. The Mountain Cloves Scenic Byway is a great way to travel through the Northern Catskill Mountains, maneuvering the scenic roads that brought centuries of artists, authors and visitors to the area. Discover the spectacular vistas and valleys that inspired the birth of the Hudson River School of Art and Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle. Click to go

Waterbury, Vermont


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The Green Mountain Byway is an 11-mile route that travels through the towns of Waterbury and Stowe between the northern Green Mountains and the peaks of the Worcester Range. Packed with maple, birch and beech trees, travelers are treated with unobstructed views of open meadows, farmland and forests all with a stunning mountain backdrop. Click to go

White Mountains, New Hampshire


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In the White Mountains, take a picturesque drive along the Kancamagus Highway (Route 112), between North Conway and Lincoln. Travelers can marvel at lovely, deep woods with shades of orange and red. A bit further north are the Franconia Notch and Crawford Notch state parks, where vistas are (you guessed it) top-notch. Click to go