Where To See Striking Fall Color in New York - 27 East

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Where To See Striking Fall Color in New York

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Wetland areas like this one on the side of the Taconic can be great for fall colors as the

Wetland areas like this one on the side of the Taconic can be great for fall colors as the "swamp" maples and other trees color up. ANDREW MESSINGER

Along Route 23 near the Massachusetts-New York border a meadow opens up to a long and narrow wetland with the toe of a mountain touching the wetland. The Catskills are in the background. For peepers and picture takers, pull off the road, put on your flashers and gaze to your delight.  ANDREW MESSINGER

Along Route 23 near the Massachusetts-New York border a meadow opens up to a long and narrow wetland with the toe of a mountain touching the wetland. The Catskills are in the background. For peepers and picture takers, pull off the road, put on your flashers and gaze to your delight. ANDREW MESSINGER

Just off Route 28 in Ulster County, the utility right of way has been cleared recently allowing this sighting of a maple in full fall color.  ANDREW MESSINGER

Just off Route 28 in Ulster County, the utility right of way has been cleared recently allowing this sighting of a maple in full fall color. ANDREW MESSINGER

Just like people, no two sugar maples are alike. This one was an orange-red and incredibly striking.  ANDREW MESSINGER

Just like people, no two sugar maples are alike. This one was an orange-red and incredibly striking. ANDREW MESSINGER

While getting out of the truck for another picture from the Taconic Parkway, the roadside was covered with asters and goldenrods. Fall views don’t always have to be distant or high up.  ANDREW MESSINGER

While getting out of the truck for another picture from the Taconic Parkway, the roadside was covered with asters and goldenrods. Fall views don’t always have to be distant or high up. ANDREW MESSINGER

Along a ski trail in the Catskills this group of six sugar maples is in various stages of brilliant color change. The taller tree in the back (right) changes last as it gets less sun exposure, but the open trail in front allows sunlight to penetrate and speed up the changes.  ANDREW MESSINGER

Along a ski trail in the Catskills this group of six sugar maples is in various stages of brilliant color change. The taller tree in the back (right) changes last as it gets less sun exposure, but the open trail in front allows sunlight to penetrate and speed up the changes. ANDREW MESSINGER

Looking from the top of a ski run in southern Massachusetts, the valley below shows the richness of fall colors that can last for weeks or days depending on the year.  ANDREW MESSINGER

Looking from the top of a ski run in southern Massachusetts, the valley below shows the richness of fall colors that can last for weeks or days depending on the year. ANDREW MESSINGER

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Hydrangea paniculata "Bobo" showing its fall colors in early October. It does well on the East End with just a dapple of shade. Flowers open white, then over the summer and into the fall they take on a pink hue followed by darker pink to near red. Cut back one third of the height each winter. ANDREW MESSINGER

Some views are subtle ones, like this shot on the border of Ulster and Delaware counties on Route 28 heading west. This is a classic

Some views are subtle ones, like this shot on the border of Ulster and Delaware counties on Route 28 heading west. This is a classic "patchwork" shot where maples, dogwoods and birches are changing colors but the oaks are still green and will turn in several weeks. ANDREW MESSINGER

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  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Oct 13, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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