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Fall Foliage Boat Tour of the Hudson River | Classic Harbor Line

Fall Foliage on the Hudson River

We all know that New England is known for its famous seasonal fall foliage change, but we must not forget the stunning Hudson Valley. Experience what it feels like to glide through the Hudson river and take in the rolling hills of its brilliant fall colors. Not only will you take in the beauty of nature but you will pass by iconic landmarks such as the George Washington Bridge, the Cloisters, the Palisades, the Little Red Light House and the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Fall Foliage Outings

Classic Harbor Line’s Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruises October 25 and 26 and November 1 and 2, 10:15AM

Take in the colorful fall views of the Upper West Side and the Hudson River Valley as you cruise in style aboard the elegant 1920s-style yachts, the Manhattan and the Kingston. The 2.75-hour journey up the Hudson, in partnership with Hasselblad Swiss camera company, is joined by a professional photographer who’ll offer photo tips and provide guests with high-quality photos posted online for easy downloading post-cruise. Tickets from $72. 62 Chelsea Piers, W. 22nd St., 888.215.1739


Hudson River fall foliage cruise

Fall is one of the prettiest times of the year in the tri-state area. The colors on the trees are just amazing. If you want to get a closer look at the foliage, all you have to do is hop on a boat.

Don’t blink. If you do you just might miss the sea of reds, yellows, and oranges about to wash over city trees. As it turns out, the best way to savor the colors of fall is by boat.

Classic Harbor Line’s fall foliage voyage sails past the Upper West Side, Palisades Park, and the George Washington Bridge and heads to Tarrytown.

For under $100, the cruise includes brunch on a 1920s style yacht.

The tours continue well into the colder months.


Fall Foliage in New York City

The peak time for fall foliage in New York City is typically late-September/early October through early November. Whether you want to wander on your own observing the beautiful colors of the changing autumn leaves or are hoping to get a tour, these are some great ways to experience the changing of the leaves in and around New York City.

Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise Aboard Classic Harbor Line Yacht

Enjoy a three-course brunch on the Yacht Kingston or Manhattan while traveling up the Hudson River on this 2.75 hour cruise to experience the changing leaves of autumn. Ticket price includes brunch, as well as coffee, tea, juice and one Bloody Mary, Mimosa, beer, wine, or champagne. Cash bar is available for additional drinks. Note: The smaller, simpler Yacht Kingston is a less expensive, and will have a simpler menu and no Bloody Marys.

Price: $72 (Kingston)/$98 (Manhattan)
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, mid-October through mid-November
Departs: 10:15 a.m. (Kingston)/ 10 a.m. (Manhattan)
Details and tickets: Fall Foliage Cruise on Yacht Manhattan


NYC fall bucket list: Where to make the most of the season

There’s just something about autumn. Crisp weather, changing leaves, cozy sweaters and festive foods add excitement to the air.

Every new season in New York City brings plenty of new things to do, places to be and people to see, and fall is no exception. We mapped out the must-dos, so you can start prioritizing and head into winter with zero regrets.

Gaze at fall foliage

Concrete jungle, so what? You don’t have to trek upstate or to Long Island to revel in the colors of fall. Hop on board a Classic Harbor Line vessel for a foliage-filled tour of the Upper West Side, Hudson River Valley and Palisades Park, enjoying brunch while you get your seasonal photos in.

Tickets can be purchased at zerve.com/SailNYC.