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5 Great Walks to Experience Fall Foliage in New York

New York City is known for its bright lights and glamour. However, NYC parks have an abundance of quiet beauty to offer, especially during the fall season. If you’re looking to relax and unwind during your stay, we recommend taking some time out to admire the fall foliage in New York.

Here are a few of our favorite fall foliage walks:

1. Prospect Park

Prospect Park in Brooklyn boasts colorful foliage in the form of tulip trees, raspberry bushes, maple trees, and oak trees. The Park Alliance recommends walking from the Peninsula to Lookout Hill for a lovely lake view. For a more reflective walk, try the trek from Grand Army Plaza to Meadowport Arch.

Preview the magnificent array of colors by viewing photos here.

2. Central Park

Central Park always makes the list, and with good reason. The space was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, also known for heading the landscape architecture of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Every plant, path, and ornament has been carefully placed to allow for the ultimate botanical experience.

You can experience the beauty by simply stepping foot in the park, but the Central Park Conservancy has created a Fall Foliage Map to be sure you don’t miss the

3. Clove Lakes Park

Located on Staten Island, this park boasts an abundance of woodlands, running paths, and even a waterfall. One of the main fall foliage attractions here is the 300-year-old tulip tree—the oldest living thing on the island!

 

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4. Inwood Hill Park

Inwood Hill Park presents the unique opportunity for visitors to see a New York City autumn in its original form. Unlike most NYC parks, which have been carefully and beautifully designed by world-famous landscape architects, Inwood Hill is all-natural. Discover Manhattan’s last natural salt marsh and try to spy a bald eagle while you admire the fall foliage from your vantage point on the hiking trail.

5. Van Cortlandt Park

If your travels take you to the Bronx, we highly recommend taking some time out to stroll through Van Cortlandt Park. It has 1,146 acres of wetlands and woodlands, which means there will be plenty of beautiful autumnal attractions.

Visitors are welcome to use the cross-country course to observe the colorful leaves. Alternatively, you can enjoy the foliage during an event like the park’s Hike-toberfest. Take an educational hike and enjoy German food, local beer, and yard games if you happen to be visiting on October 23rd.

Let The Marmara Park Avenue make your fall stay in NYC both luxurious and memorable. Check into your room, enjoy a long soak in the marble bathroom, have a cup of coffee on the terrace, and then explore the one-and-only NYC.

Perhaps your leisurely autumn stroll will take you to one of these parks, and you can experience the magic of fall foliage in New York for yourself.

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