Threaded with scenic vistas and nature hikes, taking a road trip or a spontaneous weekend getaway reveals a natural, stirring beauty that inspires every traveler. Get in the fall spirit with a visit to one of New York's great craft cideries or breweries, pick pumpkins and apples or wind your way through a corn maze at a farm, soak in the colorful leafy scenery with a stroll through Central Park, and get ready to experience Halloween thrills (including all the fun in Sleepy Hollow from haunted hayrides to cemetery tours). The autumn air is filled with adventure!
As the title implies, I personally think autumn is the best time to visit NYC for many reasons. I have to admit that I have always been a summer person, mainly because I lived in cooler places like SF and London. But having spent almost 10 fall seasons here in New York City since I moved, I am a changed person and a firm believer that fall is the best time to visit the Big Apple.
Dry conditions in summer 2022 dulled autumn foliage in many parts of the United States. But there were some places where leaf color still popped, including the Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York.
Forecasters had called for fall color to underwhelm leaf-peepers this year in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, central New England, and southeastern New York, where below-average rainfall during summer had caused trees to become stressed. Other areas had the right recipe for fall color: a cool, wet summer followed by a cool, dry autumn. In northern New York, leaf color was expected to be vibrant, but peak later in the season than usual. 59ce067264