We are about to enter prime foliage season and there is one scenic Upstate New York drive you have to take in.

When it comes down to it, pretty much any drive in the Capital Region and beyond is a scenic foliage run. Whether it is a ride up the Northway, a cruise up Route 50 in Ballston, or pretty much any tree-lined route you can think of, fall colors are a sight to see. But there are some routes that are a cut above the rest, especially in the Adirondacks and the Catskills. One Catskills route has been recognized as the state's best. And it is only an hour from Albany!

Catskills Scenic Route Named New York's Best Foliage

24/7 Tempo has named the best spots to view the fall colors in every state, and the Catskills Scenic Byway was named the best of the best in New York. This scenic route even has its own website where you can learn more about the 52-mile byway.

The Catskills Byway website maps out this stunning route: you can get there via exit 19 of the Thruway and it kicks off in Olive winding 52 miles on Routes 28, 42, and 412 through the towns of Middletown, Shandaken, Andes, and their multiple villages.

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