by Theresa Houghton
Looking for a Fabulous Fall Getaway in NY’s Capital District?
It’s fall foliage time, and in Upstate New York, that can mean only one thing: road trip!
As the leaves change color across the state, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the unique beauty of the season. There’s still time to get out for a leisurely drive, rugged hike, boating trip or family adventure before the snow flies.
Not sure where to go first? These six amazing places offer breathless views and seasonal activities for enterprising leaf peepers of all ages.
Prospect Mountain, Lake George
Take a drive up the 5.5-mile Veteran’s Memorial Highway to the top of Prospect Mountain for a beautiful view of Lake George and the Adirondacks. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 19, this gorgeous lookout can be accessed for $10 per vehicle. When you park at the summit and take the shuttle to the peak, you’ll be treated to 100 miles of stunning autumn vistas in every direction. Pack a picnic to make it a day trip, and spend some time hiking on the nature trails after you’ve had your fill of foliage. If you’re up for a four-mile hike, you can make your way to the summit on foot any time of year, weather permitting.
Pine Bush Preserve, Albany