That magic season of long weekends in the Hudson Valley is here. Treks to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and mid day hikes along the ridge lines and waterfalls has officially started. Spokane, WA photographers and adventurers Emily and Berty Mandagie recently shared their long weekend guide to exploring the autumn beauty of the region. From cozy restaurants and shops to tips for a successful visit to Kaaterskill Falls they’ve got the bases covered.
“One of the great things about a weekend in Upstate New York is the endless backroad options, perfect for scenic drives. We found ourselves frequently pulling over to take pictures along the roads.
There are countless options to veer off course and get yourself lost – in a fun way, of course!
Driving the small highways are great options any time of year, but the roads are especially beautiful in the autumn season. You’ll frequently come across colorful side roads and gorgeous tree-lined bends in the highway.
Some scenic Upstate New York highways to consider for those leisurely drives:
- New York State Route 28 for Catskills fall foliage (From Kingston to Pine Hill)
- New York State Route 55 for waterfalls, swimming holes, and reservoirs(From Modena To Liberty)
- Highway 214 for small towns, cute cabins, and one-off forest roads (From Phoenecia to Tannersville)
- Highway 23A for epic waterfalls, hikes, and camping (Through the Kaaterskill Wild Forest)”
Photos Courtesy of TheMandagies.com