Fall Foliage - Live Where the Golden Trees Surround You
Traveling in my own neighborhood is awesome
Every year October in the Hudson Valley is blessed with what we call "leaf peepers". Travel to the local farms, mountains, hiking paths, lakes, gardens, historical sites, parks, streams and outside art galleries are abundant. Many people are under the impression that other parts of New England are where the true action is in regards to fall foliage, but they are misinformed. I'm not saying that they don't have some spectacular color and vantage points for viewing the most breathtaking colors. Thing is, mother nature has been sharing this gem with us forever. Only 60 miles north of New York City, my home town is second to none. Those looking for hiking, biking and photo ops that rival any of the New England states, need not travel far. It is here in my backyard. Close to NYC but only a short drive to everywhere.
A favorite location of mine is Storm King Art Center in Orange County NY. Giant sculptures on acres of beautiful property. Sunset is best in the fall. I don't know what they call this art sculpture, but I see her as a alien princess dressed in a long robe over looking the meadows. Every angle has a different story, but she faces west and watches the sun set as it illuminates the trees and the tall grasses.
The hardest part is driving around the area and finding a place to pull off the road to take another photo or to just gaze in awe. I'm fortunate enough to know some of the nooks and crannies of nature that many people miss. You don't need to hike for hours to find them, unless that is your passion. Travel to the Hudson Valley and I'll be happy to show you some of my favorites. Be sure to bring your camera and I'll show you a few tricks in capturing the best light.
This blog is an entry for the contest for Dick Greenberg ~ Real Life Travel/Places Category