Fall Fun

One-Day Fall Getaways for All Your Autumnal Desires

Things are looking up(state).

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

While it’s hard to beat a leisurely stroll around Prospect Park and Central Park during peak foliage season, we love to head north—yes, all the way past Yonkers, people—to a land where apples grow on trees, a “hike” doesn’t mean getting from South Brooklyn to Queens on public transportation, and the farm-to-table restaurants are actually on farms. So grab your flannel and get ready for fresh air (in less than two hours from the city); you’re going on an autumn adventure!

HIKING AND VINYL BROWSING IN NEW PALTZ

Do you love Wiener schnitzel, farfalle, and hiking? This one-day vacay is for you!

TRAVEL TIME:
1 hour and 50 minutes by car from midtown Manhattan.

A BOHEMIAN ROMP IN BEACON

If modern art, bookstores, and breweries are more your fall bag, head to this Brooklyn-beloved town on the Hudson River.

TRAVEL TIME:
1 hour and 40 minutes by car from midtown Manhattan; 1 hour and 30 minutes by Metro-North train from Grand Central.

PICK APPLES IN NORTH SALEM

If it’s not fall for you without way too many apples, enjoy the rugged beauty of the orchards here.

TRAVEL TIME:
1 hour and 30 minutes by car from midtown Manhattan.

PEEP LEAVES (AND IVY!) IN NEW HAVEN

Want to pretend like you’re back in college and eat really good pizza while you’re there? This plan is in your league.

TRAVEL TIME:
1 hour and 45 minutes by car from midtown Manhattan; 2 hours by Metro-North train from Grand Central.

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