13 scenic spots in autumn New York

10:23 am  |  18.09.2020

Autumn is the most romantic time of the year when New York blooms with new colors. In this amazing metropolis, many picturesque places are revealed in a new way precisely in autumn thanks to the bright colors of this season. It is about the most interesting places in autumn New York that will be discussed in this article.

New York in autumn
Autumn New York for vacation – interesting places

Statue of Liberty


It would be a huge mistake to visit New York and not see the world-famous statue with your own eyes! Be sure to include in your itinerary a visit to a colossal sculpture – a symbol of freedom, democracy, and prosperity of the country. The monument is a project of Gustave Eiffel – the architect who gave Paris the majestic and graceful Eiffel Tower.

By the way, the Statue of Liberty is also his present – on the centenary of US independence in 1976. The structure amazes the imagination with its scale. Only the concrete foundation of this structure weighs 27 thousand tons, and the height from the ground to the top of the torch is 83 meters.

Statue of Liberty in New York
Statue of Liberty

Traveling on the cableway

If you want to get to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view, take the cable car. To do this, head to Old Forge in the McCauley Mountain area. Here you will be taken up the mountain by a cable car, which offers views of the neighboring mountains and Fulton Chain lakes.

In autumn, you can watch an amazing show of nature here as the colors of the Adirondack mountains change. Bring lunch with you and you can have a picnic up the mountain and watch the deer wander among the trees. The cable car is open from late June until Columbus Day every day except Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Ticket prices: $ 6 – adults, $ 5 – children from 6 years old and pensioners.

cable car new york
Cable car New York

Autumn in central park

It’s a perfect time and the perfect place for relaxing walks or colorful photo sessions. In every corner of this huge living world, located in the city center, you will definitely find your own cozy place where you can spend time with your loved one, family, or friends. One has only to remember how many fateful meetings took place in the central park in the movies, and it immediately becomes clear that no one can resist the landscapes of this area.

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Autumn in central park
Autumn in central park

One of the most beloved parks in the city pleases its visitors in autumn. Runners and cyclists come here from different districts and corners of the city to enjoy the excellent 3.35-mile trail and of course the scenery of this beautiful area. You should not make an exception for yourself, because you can spend time here without physical exertion, just walking.

Roosevelt Island

The history of the island is controversial, but this makes it even more interesting. The way to it lies by cable car, which is very popular with tourists. Since ancient times, a narrow and long strip of land belonged to Indian tribes, but the Dutch bought this land. The British soon conquered the island.

The owners changed until the city authorities acquired the island for the construction of a hospital where prisoners were to receive treatment. The hospital burned down, but life on the island developed further. To visit this land is a real adventure. The place is radically different from the bustling New York. Many of the island’s streets are for pedestrians only.

Roosevelt Island
Botanical garden in autumn

This is a great place to start new ideas, walk among huge long-lived trees, and stunning landscapes of this area, which in their beauty are not inferior to the central park of New York.


The range of autumn colors transforms the botanical garden every year. It is best to observe all this beauty from the open terrace of the garden, where the autumn leaves of trees and plants are so beautifully reflected in the water.

Letchworth Park

This park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”. It is famous for its waterfalls and deep gorges. You can just wander there, or get your adrenaline pumping by rafting down the Genesee River through the heart of the canyon. Besides, there is a museum that tells the history of the park from the prehistoric era to the present.

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Letchworth Middle falls in Fall Photograph by Mark Papke
Letchworth Park

Pier on Staten Island

In the south of the island there is a marina, where ferries, following the ring route – to Ellis Island and Liberty Island and back to the shores of Manhattan, can be reached. To the east is the Staten Island Ferry, on Whitehall Street. This ferry operates 24/24 and is free. The passenger ferry has been operating since the 17th century and has an unusually interesting history. Today you can spend 25 minutes and cover 8.4 km listening to the most amazing facts about Staten Island Marina. For example, one of its owners was the millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt himself.

Pier on Staten Island
Pier on Staten Island

Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region as a whole boasts many quaint small towns, vineyards that you can visit for wine tasting, and of course, its five lakes. If you plan to go swimming in any of the lakes, be sure to bring special swimming shoes.

New York State, Finger Lakes region: Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse and beyond
Finger Lakes. List of the best autumn attractions in New York

Autumn train Adirondack Scenic Railroad

This vintage train departs from a station in Utica, New York. You can enjoy views of the scenic Adirondack Railroad as you drive through rivers and the foothills of Adirondack Park. The trip will take about five hours in total, but you can get off earlier. Tickets are $ 29.50 for children and $ 39.50 for adults. You can get off at the stations along the route to enjoy the cozy towns and autumn views.

Autumn train Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Autumn train Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Brooklyn Нeights

Quiet Brooklyn Нeights – especially beautiful in autumn. A tranquil location with great walking trails through quiet streets and great views of the East River and Upper Manhattan, will show you the quirky and unconventional side of New York – delicate, subtle and so beautiful. The magic of New York lies in its amazing diversity, a new world awaits you around every corner and Brooklyn Heights is another confirmation of this.

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Brooklyn Нeights
Brooklyn Нeights

Wall Street

This is where the veins of the world money world flow. On this street, 1100 meters long, financial empires are crumbling and creating. In the 17th century a protective earthen rampart of the Dutch was located on it and was named as “de Waal Straat”. And in 1711 a market was set up on the street where you could buy and sell slaves. In parallel, civilized economic enterprises developed. And also, it was on Wall Street under a tree, in 1792, that an agreement was signed that gave life to the New York Stock Exchange.

Wall Street - The Financial District of New York City
Wall Street

The Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountains are New York’s prime location for in order to admire the autumn foliage. What appears to be the endless horizon of a mountain range is replacing skyscrapers in this beautiful region located just five hours from Manhattan.

Adirondack Fall Foliage near The Whiteface Lodge
The Adirondacks

Autumn is full of crops, festivals and other events in the largest conservation area in the United States. You can climb the peaks, swim in Lake George and enjoy the tranquility of this protected wonder. Or take a gondola ride at the foot of Mount Gore and take in the views.

Walk over the Hudson

Take a walk across the Walkway Over the Hudson near Highland, a two-hour drive from New York City. This is a kind of response to the famous High Line in Manhattan. The bridge sits on a former railroad overpass over a mile long, making it the world’s longest pedestrian bridge. Walk over the Hudson River, surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, and enjoy the stunning autumn views from there.

Overdose Awareness Walk on the Walkway Over the Hudson
Walk over the Hudson


Something is constantly being organized in the area of ​​the bridge, and if you look at the schedule of events on the website, you can get a free view of the stars through a telescope, enjoy a walk under the moon, or you can see the sunrise in this picturesque place.

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