Vermont seems to get to a lot of praise when it comes to foliage. I think New York is just as beautiful, if not more.

For many Capital Region natives, we tend not to realize exactly how beautiful our state is, especially this time of year. While everyone wants to gush over pumpkin spice, I want to take in some fresh autumn air and view the beauty of fall. Yes, Vermont is a beautiful state and has plenty of scenic views along its numerous country back roads, but New York also has plenty of scenic views too.

I woke up this morning to help my brother move some furniture, and the ride to his house was breathtaking. If you travel up Hoosick St. from Troy towards Vermont, you will see some amazing sights. The rolling hills are plastered with orange, green, and red leaves. All the open farm land is surrounded by the beauty of the season. This is why I love New York.

We have so much to be proud of in this state, but sadly many of us never travel outside the innermost parts of the city, and when we do, it's up the Northway to Clifton Park or Saratoga. But even then, our most-traveled road also has some pretty amazing sights to be seen. Go north of Saratoga and Glens Falls and you will see even more stunning views of the countryside.

Born and raised here in Troy, I am one of those people who tends not to notice the changing of the season, and tends to forget how beautiful it can be. We shouldn't though. We should be proud to be from the Capital Region. We should be proud to call Upstate New York home. I am. With that said, where in the Capital Region do you think has the best fall foliage views? Do you think Vermont has it better? I will say, just east of Troy around the Brunswick - Pittstown area. What say you?