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The 20 Best Places to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Long Island

If you think the Catskills are too far for fall foliage, Long Island has you covered.


Ladies and gentlemen in the pursuit of fall fabulousness, as the seasons shift and the world embraces its transformation, we find ourselves on the cusp of a new challenge: where to take the best fall foliage selifes. After hours of research (aka Google and Tiktok), we present you with the best of fall foliage Long Island edition.


Coney Island across the water with people, ferris wheel, roller coaster, and buildings in sight

1. Avalon Park & Preserve

Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, NY, map


2. Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park

440 Montauk Hwy, Great River, NY, map


3. Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY, map


4. Bethpage State Park

99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale, NY, map


5. Blydenburgh County Park

Veteran's Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY, map


6. Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY, map


7. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Lloyd Harbor, NY, map


8. Connetquot River State Park Preserve

4090 Sunrise Hwy, Oakdale, NY, map


9. Cranberry Bog Loop (Nature Preserve)

3815 Lake Ave, Riverhead, NY, map


10. Gardiner Park

Montauk Hwy, Bay Shore, NY, map


11. Mashomack Preserve

79 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY, map


12. Massapequa Preserve

Bethpage Bikeway, Massapequa Park, NY, map


13. Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY, map


14. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY, map


15. Quogue Wildlife Preserve

3 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY, map


16. Sagamore Hill

20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay, NY, map


17. Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY, map


18. Southards Pond

468 Ann St, Babylon, NY, map


19. Sunken Meadow State Park

New York State Reference Rte 908K, Kings Park, NY, map


20. Wildwood State Park

790 Hulse Landing Rd, Wading River, NY, map



So, there you have it my fellow leaf lovers. Long Island is serving up binge-worthy fall foliage and you can be the star. Get out there, flaunt your fall fashion, and remember, the leaves might steal the show, but you're the one owning the spotlight.


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