The 5 BEST Spots to View Hudson Valley Foliage

September 14, 2021

Fall in the Hudson Valley is one of the most treasured times of the year. The weather gets crisp, the aroma turns to a mix of apples, cinnamon and campfire, and most notably – the foliage showcases it’s vibrant colors. The Hudson Valley is simply a paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and those seeking a place to relax and enjoy the view.

If you are planning to visit upstate New York, or already live here, these are places you will not want to miss. Get ready to cruise down the scenic highways and take in these leaf-peeping hotspots.

Overlook Mountain – Woodstock, NY

It is a steady incline to the summit with views worth the trek. There are old hotel ruins, a fire tower, a plane crash (if you know where to look), and extraordinary views.

Ashokan Rail Trail – Woodstock, NY

Travelers on the trail will enjoy spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains and the nearly 123 billion-gallon reservoir. The area abounds with red maples, birch and eastern white pine trees, and the pathway features protected wetlands and a 525-foot boardwalk. 

High Falls Conservation Area – Hudson, NY

You’re in the mood for a stroll and you appreciate a big fat waterfall.

Huckleberry Point Trail – Hunter, NY

On this hike you will experience streams, varied sections of pine trees, and at times some short, steep ascents. If you go on a rainy day, be aware that the streams may be difficult to pass. This is a great hike for families.

Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail – Kerhonkson, NY

Lake Minnewaska Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kerhonkson, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

If you just feel like riding…

Oh, and did we mention the Catskill Fall Foliage Adventure Train?

See the natural beauty of the Catskills by riding the Catskill Fall Adventure Trains. The train departs from Westbrook Station at Kingston Plaza and travels through the Hurley Flats and return. Fall rides are about 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Planning your trip? View our properties. We would love to host you for all of your Fall foliage excursions in the Hudson Valley!


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