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Best Places For Leaf-Peeping

Leaf Peeping/Fall Foliage

A lawyer for 40-plus years, Larry Lederman never planned to have a second career. But his love of trees led him to pick up a camera—and a new calling. His photography book, Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden (Monacelli Press; $50), hits shelves in time for prime leaf peeping—and it’s no surprise that his top spot for taking in foliage is the garden’s Native Forest, where maples and hickories turn surreal autumnal shades. T+L asked him for a few more favorites.

Aspen, Colorado
Don’t Miss: A bike ride along the aspen-tree-lined Castle Creek Road, which winds 12.5 miles to a historic silver-mining town.

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Don’t Miss: The annual Symphony of Colors (through Oct. 14), for free outdoor concerts, organized hikes, and ziplining amid neon orange sugar maples.

Lake District, England
Don’t Miss: Grizedale Forest, where oak, ash, and beech trees surround more than 60 site-specific art installations.

Suzhou, China
Don’t Miss: The 13-acre Humble Administrator’s Garden, which has fewer evergreens than the city’s other traditional gardens, making it ideal for fall visits.

Photo by Larry Lederman / Courtesy of The Monacelli Press

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