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Fall Leaf Peeping Day Trips From New York City

If you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or gorgeous Sunday drive, we've got just the thing for you! The opportunities for some great leaf peeping lay just outside of the city. We've compiled a brief list of some of our favorite places to see brilliant fall foliage:

1. New Paltz, NY: Clocking in at just under two hours, New Paltz is well suited for either a weekend getaway or a lazy day trip. The drive alone is picturesque, but once you arrive you'll find a variety of shops, café's, and outdoor opportunities. You can take a nice hike through the Mohonk Preserve or grab a hot cider and take a cozy stroll through Water Street Market. Either way, you're sure to see some great fall colors

2. Stockbridge, MA: Nestled in Western MA's Berkshire Mountains, Stockbridge is perfect for a fall weekend getaway. Stockbridge is packed with fun things to do. Check out the Norman Rockwell Museum, hike some of the area's picturesque trails, and enjoy a relaxing meal at any number of area restaurants. At just under 3 hours from New York City, Stockbridge is close enough for a fall weekend trip that feels worlds away from the city.

3. Essex, CT: What could be more exciting than enjoying the wonders of fall from a historic steam train? The Essex Station railroad attraction offers leaf peeping train rides aboard their historic steam locomotive. Essex also offers numerous shops and restaurants in a cozy and quaint New England setting. At just over 2 hours from New York City, you can easily drive to Essex, CT and back in a day, or make a weekend of it!

Whether you want to enjoy a long leaf peeping drive or a quick trip to some of the great hiking trails just outside New York City, always make sure your car is in tip-top condition before embarking on your trip. Bring your car to Auto Care East in New York, NY for auto mechanic services, collision repair, auto body paint services and more. If your vehicle needs a tune-up before a trip, or general repair, collision, or auto body services, give us a call!