Fall Foliage Jump Off Trail

Fall Foliage: 5 Breathtaking Views Near Rochester

The two weeks on either side of Halloween are perfect for witnessing peak fall foliage changes. With diminishing day light and temperature, the trees hasten their colorful leaf transitions before losing them completely. These five destinations offer colorful fall foliage and varied landscapes so you can appreciate them each in their own unique way.

Honeoye Lake from Harriet Hollister
Honeoye Lake from Harriet Hollister

1. Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area is a New York State Park located in the hills six miles south of Honeoye Lake.

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Mount Hope Cemetery

2. Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery is a special place all year-round, but there’s something about Autumn that turns it into a virtual painting. Learn all about the arboretum during the late-October Autumn Foliage at Mount Hope tour.

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Inspiration Point at Letchworth

3. Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park comprises 14,350 linear acres along the Genesee River. It takes 30 minutes to drive from the Mount Morris entrance to the Glen Iris. Stop and appreciate the unique views at every single overlook!

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Canandaigua Lake: Jump Off Trail on Gannet Hill in Ontario County Park
Gannett Hill Jump Off

4. Jump Off Trail

The Jump Off Trail in Ontario County Park is ADA-accessible and affords one of the most beautiful scenic views in the Finger Lakes Region. Down below is CR-33 West Hollow Road which makes an incredible scenic drive as you can imagine!

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Red Creek through Genesee Valley Park
Genesee Valley Park

5. Fall Foliage in Genesee Valley Park

Genesee Valley Park is a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park located at the intersection of the Erie Canal, Red Creek and Genesee River. The foliage along the river and canal paired with the stone bridges makes for a visually-stimulating walk or bike!

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Debi Bower

Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.

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