Warm flannels, cozy caps, pumpkin-spice lattes, apple ciders, and gorgeous Catskills fall foliage—there’s nothing like an autumnal getaway to Emerson Resort & Spa. Our Upstate New York resort’s ideal location in the Catskills grants several opportunities to view spectacular leaf-changing colors. Whether you prefer to experience the season by land, waterways, or sky, you’re sure to find the adventure that works best for you. 

Survey Catskills Fall Foliage from Land, Sea, or Sky

If you’re looking for things to do in the Catskills during the autumn season, consider an array of activities that come with fantastic views of fall foliage. Watch as golden leaves float from their branches and crunch under your feet on a few hiking trails in the area. Embark on a scenic drive and view the assortment of fiery reds, vibrant oranges, and amber yellows that frame our Upstate New York roadways. Otherwise, we have a few other more adventurous options that might strike your fancy. 

  • Ashokan Rail Trail was rated by Forbes as one of the best hikes in the Catskills during the autumn months.
  • Hudson River Cruises are fantastic for history and nature lovers alike. Learn about the historic Hudson River and view the stunning Catskills fall foliage. 
  • Mid-Mountain Adventure Tour takes you on a whirlwind of a ziplining adventure. Soar above and through those vibrant colors for a memorable experience with family and friends. 
  • Rail Explorers is an excellent outing for that railroad enthusiast in your life. Learn about the Ulster and Delaware Railways as you glide through a canopy of magnificent Catskills fall foliage. 

Emerson: Your Ideal Upstate New York Resort

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing Catskills getaway at Emerson Resort & Spa. Our spacious rooms emanate a warm, contemporary ambiance, perfect for relaxation. Our on-site restaurant has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, and serves only the freshest local fare. No retreat to our luxury resort would be complete without making an appointment at Emerson Spa. To learn more about booking a stay at our boutique hotel in Upstate New York, please give us a call at 845-688-2828.