7. Fort Tryon Park

Situated on one of the highest elevations in Manhattan, the ridges of Fort Tryon Park have a commanding view of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and the cliffs of Palisades Interstate Park. In Autumn, visit the park for a stroll through the Heather Garden–the largest public garden with unrestricted access in New York City. The garden is home to over 500 varieties of perennials and shrubs that display dazzling colors in the Fall.

Afterwards, hike to Linden Terrace, one of the highest points in Manhattan, which provides visitors with a mesmerizing vantage point to see the Hudson River and the Cloister towers. Across the glittering waters is the Hudson River Palisades, 20 miles of cliffs shrouded in the striking colors of Fall foliage.