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Escape your cramped apartment and catch some fall foliage soon at one of these getaway spots

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Leaf peeping season is beginning to peek into view in northern Maine, and the fall leaves will be ablaze upstate before you know it. Central Park and Prospect Park are plenty pretty, but you may want to rent a car and go outside the five boroughs for truly spectacular views before it's all over.

Here are three houses and a hotel where you can stay to do just that. And while you're out there, we suggest looking up some apple picking options to make it a real fall celebration.

This 1850 farmhouse in the Catskills town of Phoenicia is three miles down a quiet road from the town center. There's a creek in the back, and the fence surrounding the house makes it safe for kids to play. Highly reviewed on Airbnb.

Rates: Around $200 a night

Distance from NYC: About two-and-a-half hours' drive

By October, you're in peak leaf peeping season in the Berkshires. This Egremont, Massachusetts house would be a great place to spend a weekend away next month. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and beamed ceilings throughout. A recent renovation makes it look fresh and clean.

Rates: From $219 a night

Distance from NYC: Less than three hours' drive

This three-bedroom house near Saratoga Springs is recently been renovated and you can tell. Set on a lake, there's a deck with the views for morning coffee.

Rates: Around $155 a night

Distance from NYC: About three hours and 15 minutes' drive

Mountain Treasure Inn, a bed-and-breakfast near Windham and Hunter mountains in the Catskills, has rooms for two people and larger suites for families. It's nestled on three acres with views of the mountains, and made-to-order breakfasts are included.

Nightly rate: Starting at $160 a night

Distance from NYC: About two-and-a-half hours' drive

 

 

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