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Author: Michele Herrmann

Michele Herrmann is a freelance lifestyle/travel writer who covers different aspects of New York and other destinations. Her bylines include Mental Floss, Forbes, Fifty Grande, Thrillist, and USA Today 10Best.

White and red buildings amid fall foliage at the Farmers' Museum
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New York State’s quaint towns and villages can be as picturesque as a postcard or as captivating as a TikTok, especially in the fall when their nature spots sparkle with colorful foliage

The Lake George Steamboat Company's vessel, Mohican, takes a fall foliage cruise

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If you’re looking to plan a weekend fall getaway to New York State, we’ve got countless ideas to help you get started. Our suggestions run the entire season of autumn and will bring you to just about every region in New York State. You can go pumpkin and apple picking, attend festivals

Mohonk Mountain House looms over Mohonk Lake as the leaves change colors on the surrounding hills
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Some of New York State’s most stunning and historic hotels and resorts have played starring roles in major blockbusters and small screen hits