Best Places to View Fall Foliage in Westchester County


Every year at around this time, the transition of leaves from the conventional green to brighter, more magnificent hues of yellow, orange, and red is nothing short of magical. We, at out Westchester Car Service, believe that we speak for all Westchester residents when we say that this not something we can ever get used to, it’s refreshing to see every year. For this reason, we have come up with a comprehensive list of some of the best locations to enjoy the majestic fall foliage in Westchester County.

For your leaf peeping adventure, we recommend that you employ the services of our Westchester limo service for your transportation needs. Our reliable chauffeurs have operated in Westchester County for years now and have an intimate knowledge of the area. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy a luxurious ride to any one of the majestic leaf peeping locations.


Kingsland Point County Park

Head over to Tarrytown in Sleepy Hollow any day between 9 am and 7 pm. Here, you will be able to walk along the Scenic Hudson’s Riverwalk and tour the legendary Tarrytown Lighthouse. If you time your visit just right, you will also be able to catch the sunset rays bounce against the brightly colored foliage as the sun goes down slowly behind Rockland County. If you will be visiting Kingsland with the little ones, who will probably not be as excited about the leaves as you are, you can leave them at the playground by the waterfront as you do some playing of your own.


Croton Gorge Park

Head over to Cortlandt any day between 8 am and 7 pm and enjoy yet another incredible fall foliage viewing spot. This is about 97 acres’ worth of leaf peeping at the base of the Croton Dam. Apart from the show that mother nature has prepared for us this season, you will also be able to take part in other activities including hiking, fishing, picnicking, and more. Additionally, there is a huge waterfall cascading down the gorge, which is quite a majestic sight when coupled with all the colors around you.


Turkey Mountain Preserve

Turkey Mountain Preserve is found in Yorktown; the Turkey Mountain Preserve offers visitors an 831- foot summit that has panoramic views of the Hudson River, Croton Reservoir, Manhattan Skyline, Shawangunk Ridge, and the Hudson Highlands. Simply follow the white trails and in under 30 minutes you will be at the summit of the Turkey Mountain. We recommend bringing a few snacks that you can share with your companions atop one of the numerous flat rocks you will find. Since the hike isn’t too demanding, it is also the perfect location to share your leaf peeping experience with the little ones. On your way back down, use the blue trail, which is a bit longer, but less steep.


Peekskill-Bear Bridge Mountain

Officially known as Peekskill City, located on the East Side of the Hudson River. Head over to the Bear Mountain Bridge; you can access the bridge by car, after which you should walk across the majestic bridge for some magical views of the beautiful Fall foliage. This is a popular leaf peeping location with the locals and if you arrive late in the day, there is a chance you will find a crowded bridge, so schedule your visit for early morning for a chance to really take in the colors uninterrupted.

Posted on Oct 16 2018

Share on Social Media