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Fall Foliage Driving Tours: Neighboring New York

Scenic Fall Drives in New York State


Fall Foliage Along the Hudson River in Dutchess County New York

Plan a scenic drive through New York's Dutchess County for glimpses of fall color along the Hudson River.

© 2005 Kim Knox Beckius
Updated February 11, 2014
New York rivals New England for autumn splendor. Here are some driving routes and tours to take you through the Empire State this fall foliage season:

The Catskills: Immortal Mountains
Plan your fall drive through the Catskill Mountains with this driving tour, excerpted from my coffee table and guide book, Backroads of New York, which features photography by Carl E. Heilman II.

Autumn Drives in the Adirondacks
You'll see leaves in abundance on these spectacular scenic driving tours through the Adirondack Mountains developed by the Warren County Department of Tourism.

Dutchess County Scenic Driving Tours
Read brief descriptions of these tours, then click through for complete driving tour details and free printable maps to help you navigate scenic Hudson Valley routes this fall.

New York Fall Foliage Driving Ideas
From I LOVE NY's European Tourism Web site, here are suggested fall foliage tour routes.

New York Fall Foliage Driving Tours
From Sara's Guide to New York Fall Foliage, here are some suggested driving tours that will take you to scenic spots such as Lake George, Lake Placid, Indian Lake and more.

A Revolutionary Day on U.S. Route 9
Spend a day discovering New York's fall scenery and Revolutionary War history on this drive from Kings Ferry to Saratoga Springs.

Great Lakes Seaway Trail Scenic Byway
If it's designated a National Scenic Byway, it has to be good! New York State's Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518-mile scenic byway tracing the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and Lake Erie. Scenic Byways has all of the information you'll need to plan a fabulous drive along the Seaway Trail this fall.

Shawangunk Hudson Valley Wine Trail
Fall is the perfect season for discovering the 14 vineyards along the Shawangunk Wine Trail in New York's Ulster County. A map of the member wineries is available in .pdf format.

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