One of the most beautiful aspects of Bronx lifestyle is the access to nature all around. Living in the borough where approximately twenty five percent of it’s area is park land has some perks especially during the fall foliage season. For those of you leaf watchers, you don’t need to leave The Bronx to enjoy the warm colors of autumn. You can go for a walk through the largest park in New York City, Pelham Bay Park or enjoy the foliage at Van Cortlandt Park or Crotona Park while you participate in many of the NYC Parks activities. The Bronx River Forest provides another opportunity to escape into nature and enjoy the beautiful colors of the leaves as well as the sounds of fall without going too far from home.
Some of us who live near Bronx Park East or Mosholu Parkway get to see a beautiful corridor of orange and brown leaves simply by walking to and from home. As if that wasn’t enough, The Bronx has various beautiful gardens where you can enjoy the change in season along with the opportunity to engage in some arts and crafts and other culturally rich activities. The New York Botanical Garden provides us with 250 acres of natural terrain, a perfect fall getaway for two or a fun filled family day. Visit NYBG.org for more about their Haunted Pumpkin Garden the Fall Forest Weekends and more. Another wonderful place for a fall visit is the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Garden. While it is undergoing renovations, there are plenty of activities scheduled as well as opportunities to enjoy the autumn scenery. Lastly there’s Wave Hill with a modest but beautiful 28 acres where you will enjoy nature, art along with a bit of history.
So go ahead, pack a blanket along with a thermos full of warm cocoa and pick a spot where you can fall in love with The Bronx this Autumn! And do tell me, where do you Fall for The Bronx Autumn?