Bethlehem is located among forests containing a wide variety of hardwood species. Each species provides its own burst of color to the vivid display. Take a scenic drive along Kancamagus Highway, a classic foliage route.
With nearly 100 peaks over 3,000 feet, the Catskills are true mountains. Just about everywhere you go in the sparsely populated four-county area -- especially the 287,500-acre Catskill Forest Preserve -- yields a collage of yellows, oranges and reds.
Leaf-peeping peaks on Long Island at the end of October through early November. With six trails through most of the 216 acres of the old Guggenheim estate, there is plenty of fall foliage to take in at Sands Point Preserve.
Named the "quintessential New England village," the town of Woodstock is chock full of charming Americana, including a covered bridge smack in the center of town and a village green surrounded by restored Georgian, Federal Style and Greek Revival homes.
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, a 52-acre space, is one big foliage hot-spot, with paved pathways, themed gardens, specialty plant pavilions and native species as well as varieties from all over the world.
The winding roads lined with trees in the Berkshires are one of the best places to appreciate fall colors. Peak season for leaf-peeping is about mid-October; trees growing near waterways tend to peak earlier.
Nature Preserve in Massapequa Park, NY, United States
An excellent place to experience fall foliage is along the well-maintained paths of the Massapequa Preserve, which includes part of the Bethpage Multi-Use Path. Its 2.5 miles of paved pathway is complemented by dirt trails.
With 1,600 acres of woods, meadows and freshwater areas, Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is lush and varied. Maples, tulips, hickorys, sassafras and dogwoods are among the trees along the park's 27 miles of trails.