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Fall in the Catskills

Fall Foliage and Things to Do in the Catskills

Discover the Great Northern Catskills in autumn, when fall foliage transforms the mountain’s’ epic vistas with blazing gold, tangerine and ruddy hues. While leaf peeping season varies in New York State, fall foliage peaks in the Catskills around early- to mid-October. 

There are many fall-related things to do in the Catskills.

  • Attend one of the many fall festivals and events–or attend them all!
  • Watch the valleys’ morning mist lift from Greene County’s panoramic five-state lookout
  • Shuffle your feet through fallen leaves while hiking one of the hundreds of Catskill trails. Or do so on a guided trail ride by horseback
  • Stand in the middle of Boehm Farm’s pumpkin patch and find that one special pumpkin that seems meant for you. Find a full listing of Catskills farmers’ markets and farm stands here.

Live in the moment and find yourself worlds away from your day-to-day life. 

Below are even more of our favorite fall activities in the great northern Catskills.

Discover Leaf-Peeping Hotspots

If you love traveling to witness colorful fall foliage, then you are a leaf-peeper! Check out our guide to the best places to see fall foliage in the Great Northern Catskills and plan your outing.

Where to Go Hiking This Fall

Autumn adventure is calling, and we have some of New York's best fall hiking right here in the Catskills. Check out our list of 5 spectacular fall hikes and where to grab lunch after hitting the trail!

Activities, Events, & More to Enjoy

Fall is harvest season, and we know how to celebrate in the Great Northern Catskills. Join us for corn maze exploration, hayrides, haunted houses, Oktoberfests, and more.

Fall Food Tours

Indulge in sweet treats, find fresh produce, and taste the flavors of the region with a food tour of Greene County. From farm stands and food trucks to local eateries and scenic picnic locations, get ready for a culinary adventure.

Bring Your Pet this Fall

Want to bring your buddy on vacation too? You can, in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County! With pet-friendly lodging, hiking, and restaurants, there’s much to experience—with your pup.

Fall Glamping

Experience the outdoors in style on a glamping trip to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. You’ll enjoy the comforts of home surrounded by beautiful mountains and rolling hills. From tiny houses and wooden cabins to airstreams and tents, there’s plenty of glamping styles to choose from.

Check Out More Catskills Trip Ideas

Browse our extensive list of Great Northern Catskills trip ideas to help plan your perfect getaway for Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer!