Fall Foliage New York

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Fall Foliage – Central Park

Though the intensity, drama and rate of change of autumn leaf color varies from year to year, there is no doubt that autumn in the United States’ Northeast is generally a transition from summer’s lush green foliage to winter’s skeletal remains indulgence worthy. Like the Aurora Borealis, its occurrence is predictable, its timing not so much.

Short of taking a driving tour, a walk through Central Park is probably your best way of appreciating it, and to kill several birds with one stone you could walk along The Mall with its allée of Elms—one of the last stands of this magnificent species (because of the ravages elsewhere of Dutch Elm disease)—running from the cluster of sculptural writers at its south end to Bathesda Terrace at its north end then over the Bow Bridge and into The Ramble, stopping when you leave it for refreshments at the Loeb Boathouse Restaurant and bar.

Other noteworthy nearby park sites are Cleopatra’s Needle and Strawberry Fields (which is also ‘forested’).

The Central Park Conservancy issues a Fall Guide proclaiming this dazzling spectacle which includes a map.

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Details about this spot



West 72nd Street 1, New York

Opening Times

24 hours




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)