Fall Foliage – Glimmerglass State Park in New York’s Catskills

Summer scheduling challenges pushed the family reunion to October. Perfect. Well perfect if you like brisk fall weather and the brilliant colors of fall. I enjoy both and left New York excited for the journey to Glimmerglass State Park in the Catskills of New York.

fall foliage in glimmerglass state park, new york

Roughly four hours away from the big apple and just across the lake from Cooperstown and the baseball hall of fame, my family gathered. The drive along took me much further than two hundred miles from the hustle and bustle of the city. The country roads reminded me just how magical the Catskills of New York are in autumn. I arrived with a smile.

The reunion, the second in two decades, was wonderful and after we finished the homemade apple pie for dessert we all decided to take a hike before sunset.

autumn colors in upstate new york 2012

fall foliage in the catskills, new york fall foliage on Glimmerglass Lake in New York

the leaves on the ground in the catskills of New York

these leaves are already down… glad I am not raking them

When walking back down the trail I spoke with my cousin and said, ” I think next weekend (the 13th-14th) is peak?” He disagreed and said, “No, it is this weekend. The green adds another color.”

Hmmm. I never thought of it that way. Yes, it was not just the reds, oranges, yellows and browns, but also the greens that makes the fall colors so special. And so special they were (and are). Enjoy your fall colors.

fall colors in upstate new york

the green does make the colors shine

Stay adventurous, Craig

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  • Maryann

    Enjoyed your article. Glimmerglass park is a beautiful park especially in the fall. Great autumn pictures.

  • http://twitter.com/mrsoaroundworld Ana Silva O’Reilly

    Very interesting as I now associate “Fall” with the US. Stunning pictures – really brighted up my lunchtime!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      It really is something special in the states… magical. Glad I cna help you make such an association. stay adventurous, Craig

  • Mary Ann Keisler

    Beautiful! I always love when the rural areas of NY state are highlighted.

  • http://twitter.com/lazytravelers Lazy Travelers

    sooo this looks like the perfect fall weekend getaway, huh?

  • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

    Fall has to be the best photo op season of all.. love the colors of the leaves changing. I tend to wear fall colors so definitely going to enjoy it. :)

  • http://travelingted.com/ Traveling Ted

    I was just in Michigan and the fall colors were amazing. The only greens were from pine trees. I was thinking the same thing as your cousin when I saw the pines: how the green adds another dimension to the colors. Interesting to see the variety of colors from a different area of the U.S. Nice photos.

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Ted, I never really thought about till this year… and I loved your Michigan photos too… it is such a beautiful time of year. stay colorful, Craig

  • http://twitter.com/ilivetotravel Raul

    Beautiful pictures! I long for the day when I can travel in the States for a few weeks just driving everywhere I have learned about in the last few months… the Catskills, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc. And let’s not forget stuff in Mexico like Puebla and Merida!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Raul, I never forget Mexico, don’t worry. 😉 stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://twitter.com/MaggieMistal Maggie Mistal

    Thanks for reminding us that all the colors of life are beautiful Craig. Amazing photos as usual!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      Yes, all colors are beautiful… they really are. well said. stay adventurous, Craig

  • lola

    so nice!! love the photos. i’ve been so busy i’ve rarely looked up to catch a glimpse of the beautiful happening here around me in New England. thanks for reminding me to do so!!

    • http://www.stayadventurous.com/ craig zabransky

      sometimes we all need reminders… glad I can be of service. stay adventurous, Craig

  • http://twitter.com/L_e_a_h Leah Travels

    Fall is my favorite time of the year and your photos demonstrate why. Spectacular, Craig.

  • http://twitter.com/Butterflydiary Charu Suri

    Beautiful photos!

  • http://twitter.com/jettingaround Jetting Around

    Great views! I need to visit the Catskills, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I grew up watching Dirty Dancing. 😛

  • Maria

    Treat for sore eyes. I haven’t seen autumn in a couple of years now. Thanks for the eye-candy

  • http://www.butterflydiary.com/ Charu

    Beautiful, an autumnal walk is always in season

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