Farmers' Almanac reveals when New Yorkers can catch the best fall foliage

And it's not too far away!

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Danielle Valente
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Autumn is here, folks. You're probably reaching into the closet for something plaid and scoping out the apple cider doughnut supply at the bakery as we speak. 

And, chances are you're looking to bid adieu to green leaves. Breaking down peak fall colors by state, Farmers' Almanac predicts that New Yorkers should be on the lookout for fall foliage from Sept–Oct 28, depending on each location's elevation and proximity to the coast. 

If you're in need of a fun family day trip, we suggest brushing up on those car sing alongs and heading to locations like Bear Mountain State Park or Sunken Meadow State Park to take in the season and all of its glory. If you're staying local, your favorite New York City green spaces like Central Park, Prospect Park and Wave Hill are known to boast beautiful red, orange and gold hues. (Take note: These are some of the most Instagrammable spots in NYC come autumn.) 

For those who can't get enough of fall fun and Halloween activities, now is the time to be on the lookout: Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze tickets are on sale. If you can't get a spot at the original event, try finding a time at this year's debut Long Island Blaze

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