We recently took a couple of great leaf peepin' trips. The first was to New Paltz and the Mohonk Mountain House. This resort holds a special place in my heart, as it is where we got engaged. It was by the lily pond, on a bright sunny day. Mohonk is a perfect fall destination. The views are wonderful from any point on the grounds, and if you hike all the way up to their lookout tower, you can see 5 states.
Our second trip was to Woodstock, where we stayed at The Wild Rose Inn, and went to Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble. This was a Birthday surprise for John, that turned out not to be a surprise, but was still amazing. I think one of the best things about living in the Northeast is enjoying the four seasons, and although Spring and Fall seem much too short, they are a wonderful time of the year.