10 Top Fall-Foliage Hot Spots in the Hudson Valley

Ashokan Rail Trail

The annual changing-leaf display along the Hudson River always boosts flagging spirits — and who couldn’t use a little pick-me-up right now? Scenic Hudson’s 45 parks offer great chances to admire these natural fireworks close to home, but here are our top 10 recommendations, culled from the Outdoor Adventures section of our website, to take you a little farther afield.

All offer fall’s bright palette plus a cool additional element — from spotting wildlife on a secluded lake to taking a thrilling ride. Scope out this slideshow, and let it inspire this season’s explorations.