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The Catskills in Fall: Events and Things to Do

Hikes, Festivals, Scenic Drives, Leaf-Peeping Hotspots, and More...

Discover the Great Northern Catskills in autumn, when fall foliage transforms mountain vistas with blazing gold, tangerine and ruddy hues. Fall foliage peaks in the Catskills around early- to mid-October. Yet every stage of its colorful transformation is a sight to behold — from the first signs of turning color in early September to the lingering hues that cling to tree branches through October. 

Other fall favorite things to do include: 

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.

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Leaf-Peeping Hotspots

Check out our guide to the most scenic spots for viewing fall foliage in the Great Northern Catskills, and plan your outing!

fall foliage hiking spot in Greene County

Fall Hiking in the Catskills

Find some of New York's best fall hiking right here in the Catskills. Check out these five spectacular fall hikes plus where to grab a bite after hitting the trail!

Catskills country store during Fall

Fall Events in the Catskills

Attend one (or all!) of the region's food and cultural events, such as fall festivals and Oktoberfests. There is no shortage of events and things to do during this breathtaking time of year in Greene County. 

Beer flight and cheese board

Fall Food Tours

Experience the flavors of fall 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.

couple hiking with dog

Pet-Friendly Travel in the Catskills

Want to bring your four-legged buddy on vacation too? The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County is a great place to bring your pet for a getaway and find pet-friendly lodging, hiking and places to eat. Plan your getaway to the Catskills — with your dog!


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!