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May 2000

New York’s Shower Of Color

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

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.


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


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

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