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8 Hikes In New York That Are Even More Stunning In The Fall

The views will blow your mind! 🍂

You don't need to be outdoorsy to enjoy the colorful foliage. We gathered up eight New York hiking trails that look even more magical in the fall.

On the list, there is something for every level of hiker. So get out there and enjoy all the brilliant hues before the snow arrives.

You can see showstopper waterfalls or breathtaking mountain summits surrounded by red, yellow and orange leaves.

The only question that remains is, which will you do first?

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Mashomack Preserve

Price: Suggested donation $3.00 per adult

Address: 79 S Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY

Why You Need To Go: There are no shortages of incredible landscapes to see, as you'll travel through forest, meadows and freshwater wetlands.

Giant Ledge

Price: Free

Address: Oliverea Rd., Phoenicia, NY

Why You Need To Go: You'll get to enjoy mountain lookouts over a forest of golden trees.

Blue Mountain Reservation Loop

Price: $10.00 per vehicle

Address: Blue Mountain Reservation, Cortlandt, NY

Why You Need To Go: There are well-maintained trails for every level of hiker.

Gorge Trail

Price: $10.00 per vehicle

Address: Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY

Why You Need To Go: This hike has it all, fantastic foliage and a waterfall.

Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Price: Free

Address: Treman Triangle Park, Ithaca, NY

Why You Need To Go: The short nature path will take you to eight waterfalls.

Bald Mountain

Price: Free

Address: Bald Mountain, Old Forge, NY

Why You Need To Go: It is a relatively easy hike to a mountain summit where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view.

Indian Ladder Trail

Price: $6.00 per vehicle

Address: 830 Thacher Park Rd., Voorheesville, NY

Why You Need To Go: The easy one-way path will take you to some of the best fall views in the area.

Gertrude's Nose Trail

Price: $10 per vehicle

Address: Minnewaska State Park Preserve, 5281 Route 44-55
Kerhonkson, NY

Why You Need To Go: For an afternoon adventure, you can try this loop trail that will take you to a lake and lookout point.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.