Fall has arrived in Brooklyn, and most of us hope the season will stick around for a while. The borough is home to several places where you can marvel at brilliant colorful leaves. Today, we’ll focus on one of the most impressive. Fort Greene Park, with its rolling terrain, myriad monuments, and centuries-old trees, provides an idyllic setting for an autumn stroll.

The park, named for revolutionary war general Nathanael Greene, was of strategic importance during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Since 1845, it has been an important component of the New York public park system. A variety of deciduous trees, some of which predate the American Revolution and have thus played witness to critical historical moments, line the paths that meander through the 30-acre green space.

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The leaves started turning weeks ago, and are expected to peak in early November. Any day with a bit of blue sky between now and the end of November is sure to be impress on during a visit to Fort Greene Park.

If you’re looking for some extra stimulation during your visit, there are a few upcoming events you may be interested in checking out.

If you’ll be in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 24, you can catch a free screening of Little Shop of Horrors on Fort Greene Park’s Myrtle Lawn at 6 pm.

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On Saturday, October 31, the 15th Annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival takes place. If you’re traveling to New York with children and your visit coincides with the Halloween holiday, the festival is a must. There’ll be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, carnival games, spooky decor, and a dog costume contest. The event starts at noon and runs until 3 pm.

If you’d like to expand your understanding of the leaves-changing-colors phenomenon, November 15th would be a great day to stop by Fort Greene Park. A guided fall foliage walk, scheduled for 11 am, will give you the opportunity to observe leaves in various stages of change and learn why they’re colored the reds, purples, and yellows they are. The walk will also provide an overview of the types of trees most commonly found in New York’s city parks.

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With places like Fort Greene and Prospect Park around, Brooklyn pedestrians need not journey north to New England to feel the full force of fall. If you’re visiting from a place where seasons are less pronounced, be sure to take advantage of the fall foliage in the vicinity during your stay at the NU Hotel.