The Best Fall Proposal Locations in Upstate NY

The Best Fall Proposal Locations In Upstate NY

By: Racheal Morrow Tiebor

Fall is surely something spectacular in Upstate New York. There are very few places in the country where you can find such a breakthaking display of vibrant warm colors on the trees, warm sunshine in the crisp fall air, and no shortage of fall activities to compliment the scenery. 

It’s no wonder why fall is such a popular time to “pop the question” in Upstate NY. 

With so many amazing locations to choose from, we’re helping you narrow down the most romantic and scenic spots to fall in love and start your forever together. 

The Adirondacks 

There’s no better place in NY to visit in the fall than the Adirondacks. From Old Forge to Lake Placid, it’s almost impossible to pick a bad spot. 

Here’s a few ideas to consider: 

● On top of an Adirondack mountain 

● During an easy but scenic hike 

● Atop an Adirondack mountain fire tower 

● On the shores of Lake Placid 

● In the village of Old Forge 

● Marcy Field 

TIP: If you want to be surrounded by vibrant fall leaves, be aware that fall foliage peaks earlier in the Adirondacks than it does in the rest of the state. Use the I Love NY Fall Foliage Report if you want to plan your proposal around peak fall foliage. 

State Parks and County Parks 

CNY local parks make for a spectacular proposal spot—and there’s a ton to choose from! Dress up in your coziest flannel, grab a pumpkin spice latte on the way, and head to one of these breathtaking parks. 

Beaver Lake

Located in Baldwinsville, Beaver Lake has miles of serene, easy, scenic trails lined with vibrant, colorful trees. Keep in mind that there are parking fees and dogs are not allowed here. If you’re hoping your fur baby can be part of the proposal, you may need to pick a different park. 

Watkins Glen 

Complete with a waterfall and Instagram-worthy stone bridge, Watkins Glen is one of the most spectacular places to visit (and propose) in the fall. The sheer beauty of this New York State Park in the fall months is so stunning, you’ll be moved to get down on one knee. 

Greek Peak 

Greek Peak isn’t just for skiing. Located south of Syracuse in the rolling hills of Cortland, Greek Peak has nothing but 360 degree fall views. For the ultimate romantic proposal, take a ski lift to the top of Greek Peak and pop the question with nothing but spectacular fall landscape surrounding you. 

Syracuse Fall Attractions 

Make it a true fall proposal by popping the question at one of these Syracuse autumn attractions. 

Beak & Skiff 

Beak & Skiff and the 1911 tasting room make for the perfect proposal location. Not only are there vibrant colors and spectacular views of LaFayette, but there’s also no shortage of fall activities to make it a date to remember. 

Spend the day picking apples, eating cider donuts, and trying a variety of delicious 1911 ciders and liqueurs. When the moment feels right, get down on one knee for the fall proposal of their dreams. 

Tim’s Pumpkin Patch 

Pumpkin picking. Farm animals. Fall baked goods. Delicious brews. Live music. What more could you possibly need for the ultimate fall proposal? If you’re looking for the picture-perfect fall-date-turned-proposal location, Tim’s is the place. 

Trail of Terror 

If cute and romantic isn’t your thing, opt for this spooky spot. The Trail of Terror in Fulton is so thrilling, you won’t be able to tell if your heart is racing from the proposal or from the haunted characters determined to make you jump! Complete with fall bonfires, halloween movies on a projector screen, and festival concessions—a Trail of Terror proposal will surely be the fall date night of a lifetime. 

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