Long Islanders can explore fall foliage, more using the New York City website

LONG ISLAND, NY – With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it’s time for New Yorkers to focus on the fall foliage and other ways to enjoy what the Empire State has to offer. fall is approaching on Long Island.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of New York State’s 2022 fall foliage and travel season on Wednesday.

The Governor unveiled a new I LOVE NY broadcast and digital marketing campaign designed to showcase popular fall activities and attractions.

Hochul said there’s nothing like New York in the fall, from colorful foliage to natural landscapes to one-of-a-kind state parks.

“During the season, we invite travelers from New York and out of state to plan the perfect fall adventure – whether it’s climbing a peak in the Adirondacks, visiting a vineyard on Long Island or to stroll along Buffalo’s waterfront — and see what our great state has to offer,” she said.

To facilitate the choice of things to see and do, the public can use the I LOVE NY site. They can choose what to explore by region or city.

On Long Island, the website highlights views from the top of Montauk Lighthouse, exploring the Fire Island National Seashore, and shopping.

There is much more to discover by filtering by categories or cities.

And if leaf-watching is high on your sightseeing list, you can sign up here to receive weekly fall foliage reports. Reports will start arriving in inboxes on September 14.

They will include an interactive foliage map, which will be available on the I LOVE NY website, tracking weekly changes and progress across the state throughout the season. The map will include an option to filter attractions by category, including food and drink and arts and culture.

Additionally, I LOVE NY will host a Path Through History weekend October 8-10 to showcase some of the state’s historic and heritage travel sites. The initiative uses 14 themes to curate more than 700 sites, attractions, and venues across the state.

There will also be maps, a user-friendly list of places organized by theme and region, and an itinerary builder to help plan a trip.

Two attractions highlighted on the Long Island website are a visit to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse and Mourning at the Mansion and Fall Festival.

Edwin S. Wolfe