Summer may be coming to a close but families planning a fall getaway to New England and New York State are in luck. The region offers spectacular opportunities to view the magnificent blaze of scarlet, pumpkin and golden leaves. Enjoy sun-kissed days filled with fresh-air activities such as apple picking and hiking. Crisp autumn nights are tailor-made for family togetherness and bedtime snuggling. These eight family-friendly hotels are perfectly situated to get the most out of the season.
Housed in a Victorian-style castle ringed by 40,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness, the resort is only 90 miles from Manhattan yet it feels remote.
Located on the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge, Mohonk takes full advantage of its rustic location with miles of hiking trails offering leaf-peepers plenty of dramatic fall colors. The crystal-clear lake beckons fishermen and kayakers. A riding stable, tennis courts, a golf course and an indoor pool are just a few of the many recreational offerings.
Mohonk is steeped in yesteryear traditions such as afternoon tea and cookies. There’s no television in-room but with family-friendly activities around-the-clock, no one will miss it.
Three delicious meals are included in the room rate. The area’s rich agricultural heritage is a springboard for the kitchen staff. Hearty menus highlight the Hudson Valley’s just-picked produce.