Fall in the Hudson Valley is nothing short of magical. The symphony of colors that paint the trees, the crispness in the air, and the blend of traditional and contemporary events that span the whole season make us feel lucky to live here! Take full advantage of all the season’s finest offerings using this essential guide.
Spend the day at Mohonk Mountain House
Start your fall journey at the famed Mohonk Mountain House. Nestled amidst nature, this iconic place beckons visitors with its inviting ambiance. Strap on your hiking boots and explore the winding trails offering panoramic views of the valley. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a sumptuous brunch at their renowned restaurant. Before leaving, remember to grab a tour and uncover the history and architecture of this national treasure.
Attend The Great Jack O’lantern Blaze
Fall is synonymous with pumpkins and what better way to celebrate than by witnessing thousands of illuminated jack o’lanterns at the Great Jack O’lantern Blaze? This dazzling event is a feast for the eyes and a testament to the artistry of local craftsmen.
Make a Day of Visiting Local Farm Stands
To truly appreciate Hudson Valley’s bounty, spend a day hopping from one local farm stand to another. Savor fresh produce, indulge in homemade treats, and perhaps even pick your own apples or pumpkins!
Take a Spooky Ride with the Headless Horseman
Craving a dose of adrenaline? Ulster Park’s hayride with the legendary Headless Horseman is an experience you won't forget. Voted the #1 spooky site in the country, it's both thrilling and deeply rooted in the valley’s folklore.
Fall Festivities in Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow comes alive in autumn. The town brims with events like the Haunted Hayride & Block Party. For the brave-hearted, "The Horsemen: Terror Lies in Chaos" offers an immersive horror experience. Those seeking a milder thrill can explore the farmers market or witness "The Legend Cirque", a mesmerizing performance inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Visit some of the Region’s Cider Houses
No autumn trip is complete without sipping on some fresh cider. The Hudson Valley is dotted with numerous cider houses where you can relish this seasonal delight, often paired with spectacular views.
Take an Artistic Stroll at Storm King
Storm King Art Center, spread across 500 acres, is an open-air museum that marries art and nature. Fall amplifies its beauty, with colorful foliage being the perfect backdrop to view these monumental sculptures.
Take in the Views from the Hunter Mountain Skyride
Elevate your Hudson Valley experience, literally, on the Hunter Mountain Skyride. But hurry, it's only open until October 15th. Glide over treetops and drink in the stunning aerial views of a landscape bathed in autumn hues.
Fall in Hudson Valley is a sensory delight, a blend of natural splendor and cultural richness. This MetzWood guide is your companion to savoring every moment. Safe travels and happy autumnal adventures!