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Old 10-07-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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Hello Friends,

Can you recommend parks or scenic routes from Bronx NY. I am ok with 1.5 to 2 hr drive.

I want recommends not with the city, I would like places where I can park my car.

thanks.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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Hello Friends,

Can you recommend parks or scenic routes from Bronx NY. I am ok with 1.5 to 2 hr drive.

I want recommends not with the city, I would like places where I can park my car.

thanks.
Why don't you just go upstate to see the colors?
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Pelham Bay Park has a nice trail you can walk through.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The best place to see fall in NYC is either parks in the Bronx including the NY botanical gardens. I know the Bronx is a bit out of the way, but it's the closest your going to get in terms of real nature in the city.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:11 AM
 
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Flushing Meadows-Corona park. Plenty of parking there. Flushing Meadows Corona Park : NYC Parks
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Take a drive on the Palisades Parkway from Teaneck, NJ to Bear Mountain. Its very scenic, and a pleasant drive.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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Take a drive on the Palisades Parkway from Teaneck, NJ to Bear Mountain. Its very scenic, and a pleasant drive.

This. I love Bear Mountain.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Take a drive on the Palisades Parkway from Teaneck, NJ to Bear Mountain. Its very scenic, and a pleasant drive.
And come back on 9W on the return trip.
Even better, but probably longer, time-wise: return via Seven Lakes Parkway. At its southern terminus, go south on Rt 17, then south on I287 to Rt 208 East. It'll turn into Rt 4 and take you back to the GW. Longer, more traffic at that time of year, but worth the effort.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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And come back on 9W on the return trip.
Even better, but probably longer, time-wise: return via Seven Lakes Parkway. At its southern terminus, go south on Rt 17, then south on I287 to Rt 208 East. It'll turn into Rt 4 and take you back to the GW. Longer, more traffic at that time of year, but worth the effort.
I wouldn't go all the way down 9W, through most of Rockland it's not terribly interesting. It is however, very pretty around West Point area. I'd say take 9W south as far as Stony Point, and then get back onto the Palisades. Not sure of the road name anymore, but from 9W, you'll make a right, drive about a mile or so, then very easy entrance back onto PIP.

I had friends as a teenager who lived in Stony Point and spent almost every weekend there, so we would drive up into Bear Mountain and all around those parkways all the time. Seven Lakes is beautiful. Breathtaking in the fall, I even appreciated it as a surly 17 year old.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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Also, if you just want to do a drive, take a ride up the Taconic (depending on where you are in the Bronx, take the Bronx River to the Sprain, which will turn into the Taconic).

Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach are in full fall splendor right now. I just took a long walk in PBP last weekend and it was really pretty.
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