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The Best Places to See Fall Colors at BBP

Fall brings change to BBP every year, most noticeably in the brilliant colors taken on by the Park’s foliage. Here are our favorite places to see the autumn leaves throughout the park, from north to south.

Main Street

Trees with fall leaves next to a pathway with flowers.

© Julienne Schaer

BBP’s Main Street section is a go-to for leaf peepers. Boasting some of the largest and oldest trees in the park as well as newer growth, it’s a great place to start a fall color walk through BBP.

Picnic Grove at Empire Fulton Ferry

Picnic tables under a tree by a lawn at sunset.

Like Main Street, Picnic Grove features older trees alongside younger ones to create a mix of colors in all shades of red, orange and yellow.

Harbor View Lawn at Pier 1

People lying on a lawn with autumn trees in the background on a sunny day.

Many visitors enjoy Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn for its unparalleled views of New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan, but its views of the park can be just as spectacular in the fall. Turn your gaze to this beautiful seasonal display to fully appreciate everything the lawn has to offer.

Pier 1 Pathways

People walking up stairs through autumn trees on a sunny day.

©Julienne Schaer

Get lost in the leaves on Pier 1’s pathways. These secluded paths offer some of the most immersive fall environments the city has to offer- you might even forget you’re in one.

Pier 3 Greenway Terrace

Pathway on the Pier 3 Greenway with autumn trees and flowers on a sunny day.

Bordered by the sound attenuating berm and including the gorgeous Granite Terrace, the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace has much to offer in terms of bright, beautiful foliage.

Pier 6 Playgrounds

View of pathway beside lawn with autumn trees on a sunny day.

Like Pier 1’s pathways, Pier 6’s playgrounds and their surroundings create a place to seclude yourself in the leaves. These plants become a splendid array of colors in the fall that provides the perfect seasonal setting for kids to play in.

Pier 6 Flower Field

Pier 6 Flower Field with purple flowers and lower Manhattan in the distance.

While most people think of fall foliage as brightly colored leaves on trees, a huge amount of seasonal color comes from other sources. Pier 6’s new flower field, designed to stand out in every season, brings its own flair to the fall landscape.

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