Seven Lakes Drive
By car to scenic drive: 1.5 hrs
Named for the seven lakes this road passes at various points on its 18 mile stretch—Lake Sebago, Lake Kanawauke, Lake Skannatati, Lake Askoti, Lake Tiorati, Silver Mine Lake and Queensboro Lake—this drive is perfect for leaf peeping in the fall. To get there, make your way to the George Washington Bridge/I-95 S. Stay on the upper level on the bridge and use the right two lanes to take exit 74 toward Palisades Parkway. In 27 miles, take exit 14 for Willow Grove Rd toward Letchworth Vill. Turn left onto Willow Grove Rd and merge onto Kanawauke Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Seven Lakes Drive and enjoy the beautiful scene. You’ll be right in the middle of 47,527-acre Harriman State Park and near Bear Mountain, both of which offer up nature trails should you want a more immersive experience.