Although upstate New York or Central Park are the most popular fall destinations, Long Beach, NY, has its share of nearby scenic drives and hikes. Imagine seeing the Atlantic Ocean in the morning and driving for just a couple of hours to see bright fall foliage in the afternoon! If you want to time your visit with the peak-foliage season, follow the New York fall foliage report. Then, head to these parks for a day of leaf peeping.
The 3,473 acres of this park have plenty of hills and trails to keep you occupied for an entire day. In fact, the trails add up to a whopping 50 miles dedicated to hiking, running, biking and even horseback riding.
A unique marine refuge, this corner of Oyster Bay is surrounded by astounding wildlife and flora, which means great photo opportunities come fall. Recreational boaters are common, but so are hikers who explore the shoreline and the hilly terrain.
If you prefer something smaller and more manicured, Sand Points Preserve offers 216 acres of gardens, woods, fields and a pond. What’s more, you can run or walk around its six trails or tour the Gold Coast mansions while admiring the changing colors of the flora.
This park is ideal to observe all sorts of hues during fall. Taking a trek up the park’s highest point will give you unparalleled views of the woods and beach below - simply stunning! The routes are perfect for a challenging trail run or hilly bike ride.