29 Sep AUTUMN PARADISE: 5 AMAZING WEEKEND GETAWAYS NEAR LONG ISLAND
YOUR LONG ISLAND ESCAPE THIS FALL: 5 INCREDIBLE OPTIONS
As fall arrives, many city dwellers feel it’s time to head out on a little rendezvous or getaway during the weekend, to relieve stress and tension and provide a reprieve from the chaos of the city. New York City is within a short distance of several great locations for a weekend getaway; you can see the beautiful fall foliage while enjoying clear skies and plenty of fresh air.
Executive Ground Transportation loves New York City, but we also know how important it is to get away every now and then.
For your autumn getaway, we found these great locations within just a few hours’ drive of NYC or Long Island.
Just over 50 miles from Long Island is this charming coastal town, which features a slew of great places to eat, beautiful natural sights and plenty of great accommodations.
Among the notable spots in Southold is the beautiful Arshamomaque Park Preserve, which is situated on the Peconic Bays and offers views of over 2,200 feet of shoreline, plus woodlands, wetlands, forests, and wildlife.
Other great spots include the dam pond, multiple East End Lighthouses, and the Seaview bike path.
The fall foliage is visual from virtually any spot in Southold.
Just over 120 miles from Long Island, Putnam, Connecticut is located along the quaint Quinepaug River and offers a vast array of places to shop, eat, sight-see, and experience the culture.
From boutiques to art galleries to the lustrous Cargill Falls, you can experience both the charming retail and natural destinations that Putnam offers. For the nature lovers among you, Putnam offers the beautiful Putnam River Trail and plenty of outdoor spots to hike and enjoy nature.
55 miles from Long Island is Greenport, where coastal charms and plenty of natural sights are on hand to make things an autumn paradise.
Among the things to do in Greenport are the beautiful vineyards, art galleries, and beaches, plus plenty of boating, museums and parks to fill the rest of your time.
Greeport in autumn is especially gorgeous, with plenty of changing leaves and foliage for your pictures.
Home to the State University of New York, New Paltz is another charming destination for quaint, historical buildings and is considered a jewel of Ulster County. Just 130 miles from Long Island, New Paltz offers visitors plenty of historical places, hiking trails, parks and natural beauty.
Autumn in New Paltz is especially beautiful, with spots like Walkhill Valley Trail which are perfect for taking photos and enjoying the changing leaves.
Just sixty miles from Long Island sits historic and beautiful Tarrytown, which also borders the east side of the Hudson River and features the Eastern Landing of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Considered one of “prettiest cities in America” by Forbes Magazine, Tarrytown features art museums, quick access to the nearby Sleepy Hollow, and plenty of parks and restaurants to get a good view of nature and a great meal.
The Tarrytown Music Hall, Lyndhurst Mansion, and Pierson Park are all great spots to include in your Tarrytown itinerary.
Executive Transportation of Long Island offers a wide range of great vehicles and services to help make your autumn getaway as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Peruse our fleet and choose the vehicle that best suits your needs; whether it’s a standard limousine, a smaller executive sedan, or a flashy stretch SUV, we have a vehicle to accommodate the needs of your trip.
Photo Credit: Antonin Remond