If you’re looking for the perfect outing during your New York City trip, you do not want to miss this fall foliage trip up the Palisades! The beautiful fall colors in the Hudson Valley are one of nature’s treasures, and the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows that illuminate the trees in the area on this four-hour tour are a must-see on your vacation to New York.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By George Washington Bridge
Head over the majestic George Washington Bridge, dubbed "the most beautiful bridge in the world" by the architect Le Corbusier. Located high above the Hudson River, this bridge links the shores of Manhattan and the bluffs of New Jersey's Palisades.
Drive By The Palisades
The journey begins in earnest on the Palisades Parkway, skirting the 550-foot-high Palisades along the Hudson River. Travel through luxuriant foliage suddenly awash in yellows, oranges, and reds.
Drive By State Line Lookout
Take a break at the Lookout Inn at the State Line Lookout, the highest point along the Palisades. Since 1937, this refreshment stand has greeted visitors with spectacular views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound.
Drive By Anthony's Nose
Anthony's Nose is a beautiful peak along the Hudson River at the North End of Westchester County. It's been known by this name since 1697 and was named after pre-Revolutionary War Captain Anthony Hogan.
Drive By Bear Mountain
The trek then continues past Bear Mountain, once the site of the premier ski jump in the U.S. This mountain is one of the best-known peaks of the Hudson Highlands and lends its name to a nearby bridge and the state park that contains it.
Drive By Bear Mountain Bridge
Then, skirt over the Bear Mountain Bridge along Route 6 – where one of the most spectacular views of the Hudson River awaits. Bear Mountain Bridge was the first bridge across the Hudson between New York and Albany.
Drive By West Point Academy
Travel just past the site of the Revolutionary War battle of Fort Montgomery, heading past the road to West Point – America's oldest military academy. West Point was the training ground for Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, and Dwight Eisenhower as well as the future military leaders of tomorrow.
Tour Stop at Highland Falls, NY
The group will stop to take a break for a light meal in the scenic town of Highland Falls, before heading back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples, aspens, oaks, dogwoods, hickories, and birches.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
Please keep in mind that we cannot control when the leaves change, and those who take the tour at the beginning or the end of the season need to keep in mind that there is a strong chance the foliage will not have started or will be over respectively. The trip remains fantastic, even when the trees are green or bare.