Tired of crowded apple orchards and overstimulating fall festivals? We’ve had our share of that this season, and the sheer number of people at these events can make things downright miserable.
This past weekend we experienced the complete antithesis to all that. We spent the morning at Storm King Art Center in nearby New Windsor with some friends, and it is the perfect fall activity. The rolling pastures and towering hills of this outdoor art display afford spectacular views, particularly as the leaves put on their show in the autumn. Peak foliage is just hitting the area and is expected to last till the last weekend of October, so now is the time to get out there and enjoy the landscape. Just check out these photos.
Even when it gets crowded at Storm King, it’s not really that crowded. The 500 acres of land to roam on provides enough space for everyone, even the hordes of hipsters traveling in from Brooklyn. (Note that while the grounds remain relatively crowd-free, the parking lots are another story. Arrive early to avoid the long line of cars waiting to get in.) Bring a blanket to lie down on and sketchbooks for the kids to draw the sculptures. Pack a picnic lunch or grab brunch in nearby Cornwall after your visit. This is the way that the beauty of Hudson Valley should be enjoyed in the fall.
Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY, 845-534-3115