In case you haven't noticed, the fall foliage is starting to peak this week. On campus the trees by Sunset Lake and the residential quad are bright orange and red. If you're staying at Vassar for the break, take a drive through the Valley (see pictures below) or do some hiking. If you're home, take the scenic route on your way back to school this weekend.
These pictures were taken on roadside overlooks by the Mohonk Reserve near New Paltz, twenty minutes from Vassar: