Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Hudson Valley Fall Foliage

Though every season brings something special to the Hudson Valley, many consider autumn to be the best time of year. It’s no surprise, either—sweet treats, crackling fireplaces, and breathtaking scenery define the Hudson Valley every fall. If a jaw-dropping color palette of reds, oranges, and yellows pique your interest, you need to visit! As chilly weather creeps into the region, so do dedicated leaf-peepers. Below, we’ve compiled all of the best spots to experience Hudson Valley fall foliage this autumn. For a complete list of our best local tips, be sure to access our complimentary Hudson Valley Vacation Guide!

Where to Find the Best Hudson Valley Fall Foliage

The Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway

Ulster County Farms

The Hudson Valley’s countless family-owned farms are important all year long. However, these agricultural hotspots play an especially prominent role in the region’s autumn festivities. If you’re planning to enjoy a fun event or activity while admiring Hudson Valley fall foliage, a local farm is where you’ll want to be! Get in the spirit of the season with hot apple cider, freshly baked fall pastries, hayrides, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. You can even wander through a sprawling local orchard, picking your own fresh apples as you take in the sights!

The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway

About an hour away from Saint Hubert’s Lodge, you’ll discover The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway. This section of Route 28 winds through forested lands and over pristine waterways in the Central Catskills. The byway provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and, of course, leaf peeping! It makes for an incredible drive in the fall. We recommend stopping at least once to take in the stunning, panoramic views. You’ll see plenty of colors here as well as distant, charming villages.

Experience Hudson Valley Leaf Peeping at Saint Hubert’s Lodge

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