“Fall” in Love with Long Island
While most know that Long Island is known for its long warm days of summer and vast beaches, fall is perhaps an even more special time here. The cooler temperatures and warm autumn colors combine to bring family-themed fall festivities like pumpkin picking,harvest festivals, apple cider and wine tasting, and of course leaf peeping. One of our favorite spots to enjoy the fall foliage is the Bayard Cutting Arboretum located in Great River. A true piece of Long Island History – donated in 1936 to the Long Island State Park Region by Mrs. William Bayard Cutting and her daughter, Mrs. Olivia James in memory of Mr. William Bayard Cutting, this peaceful oasis of roughly 930 acres offers beautiful scenery and walking trails for every pallet.
Whether you enjoy trees, flowers, or bodies of water you will find them in abundance here. After a guided tour, lunch at the 19th Century tudor-style Manor house, built in 1886 while overlooking the rolling lawns and taking in breathtaking landscapes and some of the most awe inspiring plantings known to this region. So grab your favorite fall sweater and don’t forget your camera!