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Posts from August 2023

An aerial view of the Mill Pond Inn amid fall foliage
Credit: Justin Negard

Experience New York fall foliage while enjoying a memorable stay in a hotel or inn. Throughout New York State, you’ll find exciting hotels perfectly situated for eye-popping fall foliage views and memorable explorations, as well as charming places to spend a cozy weekend. Grab your favorite sweater, pack your bags, consult the I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report, and get ready to spend a night or more at these New York hotels and places to stay.

Rich orange leaves blanket Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the fall
Credit: @arturoexplores on Instagram

With a famous name that appeals to the Halloween fan in everyone, Sleepy Hollow is a great weekend getaway destination, and not only on October 31. As the birthplace of the Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman Hayride & Haunted House

As autumn brings a chill to the air, haunted houses, hayrides, and attractions all across New York can send a chill down your spine. Here are the freaky, creepy, and the not-too-scary things you need to check out for Halloween. 

A view down a railroad track with an Amtrak train coming towards the camera with green, red, and yellow trees on either side on a sunny day with a few clouds in the sky

There are many great ways to view New York State’s amazing fall foliage, including by car, boat, hot air balloon - and train! Here are some ways to see and access the best of the state’s fall colors from New York City to Niagara Falls by rail. You can also combine your rail trips with hiking and biking adventures to get even better views of the leaves. All aboard! 

An exterior photo of the Olana State Historic Site

Labor Day weekend is a great time to get out into nature with family and friends in New York State. The long weekend offers more opportunities to explore

A paddleboarder at sunset on the water at Sandy Island Beach

Summer is all about hitting the beach and New York has some amazing ones! From the sandy coast of Long Island to the serene lakesides of the Adirondacks, and the seemingly endless horizon of Lake Ontario. (Fun fact: New York is the only state with coastlines on an ocean as well as the Great Lakes.) Check out some of New York’s most stunningly Instagram-worthy waterfronts below, then grab some sunblock, a beach towel, and your camera, and get yourself to a New York beach. 

Woman kayaking on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid

New York is a paddler’s paradise like no other! From glacial lakes to Great Lakes, and class IV whitewater rapids to calm creeks, the Empire State’s landscapes have it all. Splash into 17 miles of

Aerial view of the reds, oranges, yellows of fall surround a water fall
CREDIT: @UPROOTEDPHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM

Can fall in New York get even more colorful? Besides the changing leaves, come experience epic outdoor adventures, family-friendly farms, historic sites, and so much more! Whether you’re sipping locally made wines or fall-themed craft beers, picking your own apples, hiking to scenic summits, or looking for new ways to celebrate Halloween, this season will surpass your expectations.