Amazing Sights on a Fall Foliage River Cruise
Fall foliage cruising is unparalleled, especially on a North American river cruise. As we navigate rivers, canals, and lakes, we get to see the most breathtaking fall foliage views. Here are a list of our favorite spots to visit:
The Hudson River:
After experiencing busy and bustling Manhattan, get back on a Blount Small Ship and cruise up the Hudson River. There is so much to take in! Cruising is perfect on a crisp fall day. The Hudson unfolds before you, with its magnificent rolling hills in vibrant colors. Enjoy viewing the small historic towns that line the Hudson River.
West Point Academy:
After a tour of the academy, stand at Trophy Point and overlook the river, a view that has been the subject of numerous works of art since the early 19th century. It is the location of Battle Monument, one of the largest columns of granite in the world.
With a full day of cruising the Erie Canal, gently glide through the water. Slip under the lowest bridges and narrow locks. Being the only overnight cruise line to transit the Erie Canal, this trip is experienced by a lucky few. The foliage on this waterway brings its mystical charm to life.
Thousand Islands Region:
Dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats, fall foliage is especially scenic in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region.
Arriving in Montreal by boat is a pleasure. The vibrant riverside city filled with culture, history, and artistic wonders. Fall foliage in the city is perfection and great to enjoy while exploring the city's thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping.
Quebec City is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. On a crisp autumn day, take a stroll through the historic district or perhaps go on a horse-drawn carriage ride through one of its many urban parks, to enjoy the city's foliage and undeniable charm.
Arrive in charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French, named for the juxtaposition of the three mouths of the Saint-Maurice River at the St. Lawrence River. Three Rivers is Canada's oldest industrial city, with its first foundry established in 1738. Take a tour and visit the “Churches of Trois-Rivières” or a Heritage Walking Tour to admire this historic city's landmarks in peak foliage season.
Interested in an amazing fall foliage cruise?
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By Rachel Kampersal