Fall foliage in the Hudson Valley is one of nature's treasures.
On this small group tour, you will head over the majestic George Washington Bridge, dubbed "the most beautiful bridge in the world" by the architect Le Corbusier. Your will begin in earnest on the Palisades Parkway, skirting the 550-foot-high Palisades along the Hudson River. Travel through luxuriant foliage suddenly awash in yellows, oranges, and reds.
Take a break at the Lookout Inn, the highest point along the Palisades. Since 1937, this refreshment stand has greeted visitors with spectacular views across Westchester County to Long Island Sound.
Your trek continues past Bear Mountain, once the site of the premier ski jump in the USA. Then you'll skirt past the Bear Mountain Bridge, the first bridge across the Hudson between New York and Albany. Just past the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Fort Montgomery, you'll head into West Point - America's oldest military academy and training ground for U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower.
This tour includes a break for lunch (on your own) in the scenic town of West Point, then you'll head back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples, aspens, oaks, dogwoods, hickories and birches.