10 Reasons Why Fall in Westchester is the Best

 

(Originally published Sept. 16, 2015)

Though we’re sad to say goodbye to summer, we welcome fall with open arms because fall in Westchester is the BEST.

Here are 10 reasons we think so:

1.) Watching the leaves change color across the Hudson River, because Westchester’s foliage is amazing!

Hastings on Hudson
Hastings-on-Hudson

2.) The homecoming football games. 

3.) Trick or Treating is no joke. Even Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop some kids from scoring those full-sized Snicker bars.

Britney Faustine on Twitter

This drive through westchester county is beautiful, and the houses are ridiculous. Trick or treating for Godiva chocolate this year? Okay! 🍫

4.) Our awesome Halloween attractions, like Sleepy Hollow, the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze and The Haunt at Rocky Ledge.

5.) Getting apple cider doughnuts from Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard in North Salem.

6.) Everything becomes pumpkin spice flavored.

The Ritz-Carlton on Twitter

@RitzCarlton #Westchester Chef Jackie suggests pairing Pumpkin Spice Crème Caramel w/ spiced white chocolate martini

Sterling Cellars on Twitter

Fall things 🍂🎃🍎 #pumpkinspice #vodka #kahlua #applecider #smirnoff #honey #sterlingcellars #mahopac #westchester

7.) The fall dining menus are OUTRAGEOUS.

8.) Getting to make apple and pumpkin pies with apples and pumpkins you picked in Westchester.

9.) The fall cocktail menus. Nothing says fall like Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale with a cinnamon sugar rim

Anita Valencia on Twitter

Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale con @RaulMXO #shytisbomb

10.) The plethora of fall festivals like Harvest Fest at Stone Barns and Hart Brook Park’s Spooktoberfest.

Did we leave anything out? Tell us in the comments!