Fall is the best time of year to travel on the East Coast. The colors are spectacular, the weather is refreshing, harvest offerings are bursting with incredible flavors, and hotel rates are low.

But fall is also a fleeting season and it’s easy to miss peak foliage when you live in the city. To make it easy to plan a getaway this fall—be it apple picking, camping in the Adirondacks, leaf-peeping from a kayak, or cozying up by a fire in a beautiful bed and breakfast—we’ve created the ultimate oM guide to car-free fall weekend getaways near NYC.

foliage guide near nyc

The Best Fall Foliage Getaways Near NYC Part 1 and Part 2.

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The 17 Best Fall Hotel Packages Near NYC

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The Best Lake Getaways Near NYC

The Best Fall Aquatic Adventures Near NYC

The Best Pumpkin Patches Near NYC

The Best Apple Orchards Near NYC

The Best Fall Adventures on the Farm Near NYC

The Best Fall Biking Adventures Near NYC

The Best Hiking Trails Near NYC

The Top 10 Yoga Retreats Near NYC

The Top 8 Fall Food Festivals Near NYC

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