21 Instagram-Worthy Views Just Outside New York City

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Fall foliage in the city is one thing. But, changing leaves in the neighboring woods, forests, and parks of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut? Well, that's a completely different ball game.
And, while our autumn weekend to-do lists are already filled to the brim with apple and pumpkin picking, farmers' markets, and more, there's nothing like taking some time for yourself (or with a significant other or friends) to soak in the best that nature has to offer. We're talking sweeping views that you're sure to love, whether or not you're an outdoorsy type.
From an old estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island to a New Jersey reservation with one of the best views of New York City you haven't seen yet, the scenes ahead are bound to inspire you to take a day trip or two this fall. As for those Instagrams? Filters are optional — keep reading to see why.