Best Parks for Fall Foliage – Bronx
Van Cortlandt Park
Trees to see: Oaks, hickory
Van Cortlandt is filled with nature trails that pass through gorgeous native hardwoods, including the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, the Putnam Trail, the Muir Trail, and the John Kieran Trail.
The John Muir Trail is named for the 19th Century naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, and early advocate to preserve wilderness in the United States.
He also was a friend of fellow environmentalist President Teddy Roosevelt, and influenced him to create the National Park System.
Wave Hill, with knock-out views across the Hudson River to the Palisades, and a regular schedule of family-friendly events.