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Backpacker Magazine – May 2000

New York's Shower Of Color

Have your camera ready near dusk, when sunlight warms the landscape with intense color.

by: Jonathan Dorn

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Getting There: The best leaf peeping is accessed from the southernmost trailheads of Harriman State Park, 35 miles north of Manhattan off NY 17 or the Palisades Parkway.

Prime Time: Mid-September to late October.

Guides: Harriman Trails: A Guide and History, by William J. Myles (New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, 212-685-9699; www.nynjtc.org; $14.95).

Contact: Palisades Interstate Park Commission, (914) 786-2701.


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