The Ten Mile River at the start of the Tusten Mountain Trail.

Fall Trip Ideas for the Western Catskills

When this year’s fall color reports start to roll in, it’s the perfect time to hike, paddle, and pedal your way to river and mountain views in the Western Catskills, and for a perfect autumn day, sampling a little of each of the best sights and activities of the fall season in New York State is the way to go. Here are some great fall trip ideas from expert author Nikki Goth Itoi, an ardent fan of autumn’s crisp days.

Deer graze among the fallen leaves in Yosemite. Photo © Dan Balluff/123rf.

Yosemite in the Fall

For a more rugged romantic trip, check out Yosemite National Park in October. It’s not quite freezing out, but you’ll still have to snuggle up for warmth. Elizabeth Linhart Veneman is your guide to filling your days with long walks through Yosemite.

Rows of grapes in a vineyard with the leaves turning golden.

Northern California in the Fall

Starting in September, the sun comes back to the beach, inland mountains and valleys cool down just a notch, and the fall colors are exquisite against brilliant blue autumn skies. It’s the perfect time to plan a trip through Northern California, and author Elizabeth Linhart Veneman shares suggestions for a variety of travelers looking to make the most out of their autumn vacations.