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Fall Foliage

Leaves in their fall colors

Every autumn, New York City's thousands of trees burst into a riot of colors. Come out and enjoy the view, by taking a tour of some of the season's most picturesque parks, or joining in a fall foliage-themed art class. To read more about fall foliage season, visit our Fall Foliage in Parks page.

Fall Foliage Events

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Kids Shapes and Colors Hike

at Silver Lake Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Compare leaves of all shapes and colors on a guided fall foliage hike through Silver Lake Park.
Free!

Oct 1

Fall Foliage Walk: Great Trees of Kissena Park

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Sketching and Painting Fall Foliage

at Billings Lawn south (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Peek into the science of trees and learn about the different parts of a leaf through sketching, leaf rubbing, and painting with water colors.
Free!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

Fall Foliage Photography

at Highland Park Entrance , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Fall Foliage Walk: Trees of Prospect Park

at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

Oct 22

Ranger's Choice: Greenbelt Hike (Moderate)

at Forest Hill Road and Alaska Place (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Experience an autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the woods of LaTourette Park. The elevated multipurpose trails reveal the beauty of Richmond Creek.
Free!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

Fall Photography Scavenger Hunt

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smart phone to capture evidence of your scavenger clues. Work on your own or as a team, in this fun family friendly program. Registration begins on October 16.
Free!

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Kids
Oct 23

Fall Foliage Hike

at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.
Free!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Ranger's Choice: The Van Cortlandt Super Hike (Vigorous)

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This challenging eight-mile hike winds its way through most of the park's many diverse forests and ecosystems.
Free!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Fall Foliage Hike: Putnam Trail

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nov 13

Fall Foliage Walk: Fort Greene Tree Trail

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests.
Free!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nov 26

Fall Foliage Photography Hike

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street (in Isham Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Bring your own digital camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of Inwood Hill Park during the golden hour before sunset.
Free!

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