With the leaves starting to turn
and the temperatures starting to drop, now is the perfect time to plan a fall
weekend getaway. Whether you have a few days to spend, or only one, there are
plenty of destinations in the Tri-state area that are only a few hours drive
from Roosevelt Island. Check out the list of getaways below to plan a day away
from The Octagon.
Bear Mountain State Park Boat Cruise – Enjoy a day out on the water as you cruise up to Bear Mountain State Park, right on the Hudson River. Take in the beautiful views of the fall foliage during the 2.5-hour cruise to the park. Once you arrive you’ll have three hours to explore the park’s beautiful sights, with abundant hiking and views. If you didn’t get to celebrate Oktoberfest yet, now is your chance, as on the ride back to the city, you’ll celebrate onboard with craft beer, German food and live music. Tickets are $63 dollars and the event takes place every Saturday and Sunday through November 11th. The cruise boards at Pier 84 on the East Side.
North Fork, Long Island – Take the Long Island Expressway all the way east to experience the North Fork of Long Island. Drive past farms, vineyards and over a dozen farmstands as you explore the quaint towns located off the main drive. Visit Harbes Farm in Mattituck to pick your very own bushel of apples and pumpkins. While in the area, travel a bit further East to Peconic to make a stop at Pindar Vineyards. If you go on a weekend, you can sample some delicious wine while listening to live music.
Kent Falls, CT– Kent Falls State Park, located about two hours north of the city in Kent, CT is a great choice for those who want to spend the day hiking and taking in the beauty of the Fall scenery. Spend the day exploring various hiking trails in the southern Berkshire Mountains while taking in the beauty of the series of waterfalls that make up Kent Falls.
Bear Mountain Full Day Boat Cruise
Sightseeing Pier 83
12th Ave & W 42nd St, Pier 83 New York City, NY 10036
715 Sound Avenue Mattituck,
37645 NY-25 Peconic, NY 11958
Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road Kent,