3 Ways to Leaf Peep in the Catskills

Tips for seeing the leaves in style this fall

Fall In The Catskills

Cozy sweaters, apple picking, imbibing a little apple cider straight from the orchard... maybe even a little hard cider (OK, maybe mostly hard cider); next to the standard ways we generally like to celebrate fall, there's nothing like a little leaf peeping to really get in that autumnal spirit.

Here in the Catskills, there are plenty of ways to see the foliage, whether you're an outdoor adventurer ready to climb to a mountaintop, or a leisure seeker looking for something a little more relaxing.

Best Ways To Experience Fall

What are some of the best ways to see fall foliage in the Catskills? Try one of our three recommendations for your next leaf-peeping adventure to find out:

  1. In the Great Outdoors – There's no better way to take in the foliage than adventuring outside! Choose from hiking in the Catskill Mountains, hitting the greens with a round of golf, or spending mild fall days and cool autumn nights camping Catskills-style at your own little slice of heaven surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors.
  2. On a Scenic Drive – Travel across rolling farm country, winding roads that traverse steep hillsides up to stunning Catskills waterfalls, or 'round deep reservoirs glimmering with reflections of the changing leaves. The Catskills hold boundless opportunities for seeing fall foliage from the comfort of your own seat during a scenic drive.
  3. At a Fall Event – From autumnal celebrations to festive renditions of Oktoberfest, fall events in the Catskills celebrate everything from Bavarian heritage and the food and drink that flow from autumn's generous bounty, to music, art and culture, and the season itself.

So what are you waiting for? With these and so many other unique ways to leaf peep and take in the Catskills' fall foliage, the region is not only the ultimate quick fall weekend getaway, but a must-visit destination to satisfy your inner autumn obsessions – whether those are seeing the leaves before they fall, or just a good old-fashioned dose of pumpkin spice... well, pumpkin spice anything.

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