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Best fall foliage cruises for kids and families

Get tickets for one of these fall foliage cruises and enjoy the views—cup of cider not required, but highly encouraged

Written by
Lee Magill
Danielle Valente

What better way to welcome autumn than with beautiful hues of red, gold and orange? Make the most of the New York scenery with a few fall foliage cruises. Kiddies—and adults—will love photo ops amongst the trees while sporting cozy cardigans. (We highly suggest bringing a few apple cider-inspired treats along for the ride, too.)  

Why not catch Mother Nature in all her glory with falling leaves, crisp breeze and bright skies from a different vantage point? These fall foliage cruises for kids and families up the ante on a favorite seasonal activity. 

We'll see you on board (and save you some cider, too). 

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Looking for more ways to take advantage of autumn? Check out the best apple picking near NYC, find your perfect Jack-o-Lantern while going pumpkin picking near NYC and get into a spooky state of mind with these scary movies for kids (Halloween is right around the corner, after all). 

Best fall foliage cruises


Catch your ride aboard the schooner sail for a trip from the Hudson River to the Palisades as the leaves change colors and the air gets a bit cooler. Compilmentary beverages (hot coco for the young and young at heart, plus beer, wine and champagne for mom and dad) are the perfect way to set sail into autumnal bliss. Passengers are encouraged to dress in layers and bring their own picnic. 

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