Love fall foliage? Head to Skaneateles! This charming town was recently named by US News as one of the top places in the country to “embrace crisp air, bright shades, and recreational pursuits.”
Skaneateles, located on the northern tip of Skaneateles Lake, is known for its fantastic foliage that typically comes about in late September to mid-October. Enjoy the best of the lake and the foliage when you take a scenic cruise that is perfect for leaf peeping. Cruises depart from Clift Park, which is also an ideal spot for a fall hike.
The US News report consists of the 50 absolute best small towns to find crimson red, amber gold, and soft orange tones in the leaves once the fall season arrives. The list is comprised specifically of small towns to incorporate some lesser-known areas for prime leaf peeping opportunities.
Skaneateles also made a list of America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors in 2014, put together by Travel + Leisure.