10 Best Places for Fall Foliage



Albany, NY

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Known for its rich history coupled with an urban environment, Albany, NY, provides locals and visitors alike with chances to learn things indoors and out. Albany makes an excellent starting point for many fall foliage tours. Head north up I-87 for spectacular views of the Adirondacks, or for a shorter drive head south on Route 32 to the Catskill Mountains. There are other scenic drives in the area, ranging from a 27-mile trip along Mohawk Towpath Byway to the 158-mile ride along the Revolutionary Trail. For a peek at what’s happening under those rolling rocks, visit Howe Caverns for a tour and underground boat ride. Sun-lovers have plenty to do 156 feet above ground as well, with hikes, bikes and museums to keep everyone busy.

Don’t Miss: the half-mile subterranean cruise at Howe caverns

Tree Types: Sugar maple and popple (quaking aspen)

Great Drives: State Hwy. 30 past Great Sacandaga Lake, then north through the Adirondack Mountains. Drive time 2 hours 38 mins.

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