Autumn Bristol Mountain NY

Bristol Mountain in the Fall

I love Bristol Mountain in the fall! It’s the perfect place to watch the leaves change from high above the canopy of the Bristol Hills.

The drive toward Naples from Rochester is one of the most spectacular autumn scenic drives around! Mix up your route down and back to include any combination of County Roads 33, 34, 64, 12, and 21.

View of autumn foliage
Ski lift
ski lift

Fall Sky Rides

From early-September to the end of October, the Comet Express lift is open for folks to enjoy a quiet and scenic 15-20 minute ride to the summit of Bristol Mountain.

We rode both directions, but some choose to walk the trails up and ride down, or ride up and walk down. There are sometimes benefits to buying your ticket to ride online before you go.

Aerial Adventures ropes course

Canopy ropes course

Atop you will find Aerial Adventure Park; a massive forest canopy ropes course. On this trip we spent an hour wandering around the course in awe of the complexity!

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More information about Bristol Mountain

Cost: Varies with activity

Located in Bristol, roughly 45 minutes / 35 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More information: Sky Rides / Aerial Adventure and Zip Line

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Have you been to Bristol Mountain in the fall?

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Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.