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Are you looking for an outing during your NYC trip? You do not want to miss our Fall Foliage trip up the Palisades, past West Point to the scenic town of Highland Falls. This experience will be one of the highlights of your trip.
Fall foliage in the Hudson Valley is one of nature’s treasures. Head over the majestic George Washington Bridge, dubbed “the most beautiful bridge in the world” by the architect Le Corbusier. Our journey begins in earnest on the Palisades Parkway, skirting the 550-foot-high Palisades along the Hudson River. Travel through luxuriant foliage suddenly awash in yellows, oranges, and reds. Take a break at the Lookout Inn, the highest point along the Palisades. Since 1937, this refreshment stand has greeted visitors with spectacular views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound. Our trek continues past Bear Mountain, once site of the premier ski jump in the U.S. Then, we skirt over the Bear Mountain Bridge along route 6 – where one of the most spectacular views of the Hudson River awaits. Bear Mountain Bridge was the first bridge across the Hudson between New York and Albany. Travel just past the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Fort Montgomery, as we head past the road to West Point – America’s oldest military academy. West Point was the training ground for Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, and Dwight Eisenhower as well as the future military leaders of tomorrow. We’ll stop to take a break for a light meal in the scenic town of Highland Falls, then we’ll head back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples, aspens, oaks, dogwoods, hickories and birches.
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Hours of operation
Available daily at 10:30am from October 12 - November 18.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
Approximately 4.5 hours.
Meet the shuttle: Torino Restaurant at 1700 Broadway
If you take this tour on October 15 or November 18, there is a strong chance the foliage will not have started or will be over.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**