On Thursday I took a foliage-viewing trip to the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River. This bridge, the first to span the river south of Albany, N.Y., is just under an hour by car north of where I live in New Jersey. The views from the span looking north up the Hudson are incomparable, especially this time of year.
On the Palisades Interstate Parkway heading up to the bridge, there are several scenic lookout points. This one offers a view south toward the George Washington Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.