Stretch your family boating season with these leaf peeping hotspots
Fall boating offers a lot of inspiration and temptation to lengthen your season and check out the amazing changing colors on the shoreline. Most fall foliage around the country peaks between September and November which can be prime boating season, depending on latitude and altitude of the body of water. Whether you’re a photographer looking for a colorful shot or are boating with kids, here are some destinations to add to your bucket list where you can admire fall foliage right from your boat.
Finger Lakes, New York
Eleven narrow lakes in New York State offer brilliant colors and more. Formed by receding glaciers, these lakes offer a long weekend’s worth of boating as well as other things to do including learning in-depth history of local indigenous tribes or visiting museums, breweries, wineries and charming lakeside towns. Check out 38-mile-long Cayuga Lake with nearby waterfalls, or Keuka Lake which is popular with watersport enthusiasts.
Lake Nockamixon, Pennsylvania
The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County makes a great day trip to take in fall colors. The 1,450-acre lake, almost due north from Philadelphia, is popular with anglers as well as sport boaters. There are three boat-launch areas so it’s easy to get on the water for a day of outstanding photo ops. The area is family-friendly with something to do for everyone in your group.