About Fall Foliage Tours Hudson Valley
Fall foliage in the Hudson Valley is one of natures treasures. Head over the majestic George Washington Bridge dubbed "the most beautiful bridge in the world" by the architect Le Corbusier. Our journey begins 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. Our trek continues past Bear Mountain once site of the premier ski jump in the U.S. Then we 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 we head into West Point Americas oldest military academy. It was the training ground for Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee John Pershing Omar Bradley Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower. Take a break for lunch in the scenic town of West Point then well head back to the city past miles of rolling hills blanketed by colorful maples aspens oaks dogwoods hickories and birches. Itinerary - George Washington Bridge over the Palisades - New Jersey Palisades - Palisades Parkway - Lookout Inn - Bear Mountain - Bear Mountain Bridge - Fort Montgomery - West Point Includes - FREE bottled water - Tour guide stays with you Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Tips and gratuities - Personal expense - Optional activity costs Please Note - We use 13-passenger vans for this tour because buses are not allowed on the Palisades Parkway.