Green Tip: Enjoy New York’s Parks this Fall

Green Tips | October 27, 2017

Temperatures are finally starting to drop, and we’re welcoming the crisp autumn air. One of the best ways to fully appreciate and experience the beauty of it is to spend time in one of New York State’s parks. Boasting some of the most beautiful nature in America, New York is home to over 200 state parks ranging from Niagara Falls in Western New York to Montauk Point State Park on the tip of Long Island.

For the hiking enthusiasts, the Black Mountain Loop trail in Adirondack Park offers top-notch views of Lake George surrounded by a lush blanket of fall foliage and Harriman State Park, the second largest park in New York, contains a portion of the Appalachian Trail for those who are looking to trudge through the leaves on one of America’s greatest trials. Last year, to help combat overcrowding in Adirondack Park, DEC created a list of less populated hikes that you can find here.

For those looking for something more moderate, Franny Reese State Park and Falling Waters Preserve provide beautiful river views framed with orange and yellow leaves. For nature and art lovers, Storm King Park combines sculpture and landscape to provide the perfect getaway.

In New York City, there are more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities to choose from, including parks with woodlands and hiking in all five boroughs. Many NYC Parks have fall events and activities that are free to attend.

Whether you want to get away for a few days or retreat to the wilderness for several weeks, New York’s Parks offer thousands of acres of natural beauty for all to enjoy. Try to make it a priority to get to a City or State Park and see the beauty of the Empire State’s fall foliage before it is too late!

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