5. Hester Bridge

Built in the 19th century, Hester Bridge at the New York Botanical Garden crosses the Bronx River, connecting two sections of the Thain Family Forest together. According to the NYBG’s Twitter account, the bridge also plays a prominent role in American television history – appearing in the opening credits of Sesame Street. The New York Botanical Garden’s official Fall Foliage Tracker can tell you the best weekend to schedule your autumn visit.