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Do you live in New York City or the metropolitan area and want to know how the best time and place to plan a fall foliage train trip?

Is it 'autumn' or 'fall'? Regardless- Autumn, also known as fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons on Earth. Outside the tropics, autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September or March. Autumn is the season when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. Autumn and fall are used interchangeably as words for the season between summer and winter. Both are used in American and British English, but falloccurs more often in American English. Autumn is considered the more formal name for the season.

From my personal vantage point, I can suggest the Hudson line from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie New York and is reasonably priced.


Don’t orget that when planning a fall foliage trip, timing is key. You’ll want to visit your destination of choice when the changing leaves are decked out in their peak colors. There are several reliable online tools for predicting when the leaves will be the most vibrant. If you’re not sure where you want to visit, start with the Hudson Line which shows predictions for the progression of the entire country’s leaves based on date. Another good choice is the Farmer’s Almanac, which lists the dates each state is predicted to have the brightest leaves.