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Top 10 Fall Color Destinations in USA

It's that time of the year again which we all have been eagerly waiting for! The fall foliage season is now starting. You don't have to travel far to experience the wonderful marvels of the nature. All across the U.S., the deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. Don't miss these great colorful picnic spots! Just go on, map out the driving route and explore the region's colorful landscape!

Aspen Viewing: Colorado Fall Foliage Drives

The beautiful aspen is the quintessential Colorado tree. When fall foliage comes on the scene, Coloradans rejoice as the aspens' gently tinkling leaves turn a vibrant shade of gold. The color lasts only about a week in most places. Hence, the best strategy would be to select travel dates in advance, but not destinations! Don't miss to check out the following places: Dallas Divide and Lizard Head Pass, the Maroon Bells, Cottonwood Pass and so on!

Oregon Fall Foliage

Get an armload of homegrown goodies on a weekend as you travel to local farm stands and take in the scenic views of surrounding farmlands in the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region, and across the entire state! Groundworks Organics, Thistledownand Lone Pine Farms are northbound favorites. Driving out of Eugene on River Road, you can hit all three in a row! The Willamette Valley spoils us with its lushness and vibrancy, the beauty of the land is reflected in the food it produces. There’s definitely no shortage of scenic views to be had.


Fall Color Peaks- West Virginia State Parks & Forests

Fall Color Peaks- West Virginia State Parks & Forests

Discover the brilliance of autumn’s colors at parks and forests across West Virginia!
Visit the website of West Virginia State Parks & Forests and check out the event calendar for different recreational activities! Spend a weekend in a cabin right in the lap of nature! Don't miss the parks of Berkeley Springs, Cedar Creek and Valley Falls!

Branson, Missouri

Each year from mid-September to November, the Ozark Mountains change from luscious shades of green to the rich fall colors of red, orange, and yellow. It’s the perfect season to catch a glimpse of the Ozarks from afar at a scenic overlook or get up-close-and-personal by taking a stroll on one of many area nature trails. Set your own pace by taking a self-guided fall foliage tour through the hills. Here are the few tours you should definitely take: Table Rock Lake and Kimberling City, Bull Shoals, Peel Ferry, Mark Twain National Forest!

The Catskills, New York

Looking for a great day trip? In the Fall, venture to the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County and explore the region's colorful landscape during family-friendly festivals, motorcycle rallies and harvest events. Explore Greene County's world-renowned artistic heritage on the Hudson River School Art Trail and hike to the wild places! Visit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Experience the spectacular colors of autumn in the Catskills with a ride on the Fall Foliage Train Rides. See the natural beauty of the Catskills from the railroad's unique perspective!

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

All of the Upper Peninsula is stunning during the fall color season. Any road winding through the U.P. will show you trees ranging from a subtle yellow to brilliant red. The flaming maples, oaks and other hardwoods make a perfect backdrop for the calm waters of the inland lakes. For an outstanding fall tour in the Keweenaw Peninsula, start at Twin Lakes. Stop and see beautiful Lake Roland. If you drive the scenic roads of Marquette County, look for moose. Drummond Island has beautiful fall colors, and is a very unique stop in itself.

Vermont Byways

Take a day, and picnic basket, and directions for a scenic drive in Vermont to enjoy an experience that you won't forget. People love viewing the colored leaves during fall foliage, but Vermont's valleys and mountains are enticing all year around. Discover Vermont's scenic drives, foliage drives, scenic highways, and National Scenic Byways. Biking, walking and ski trails, canoe and kayak access, swimming holes, camping and picnic areas, incredible scenery, shopping, artisans, educational opportunities, and a great deal more is available! Here are the few of the byways: Lake Champlain Byway, Green Mountain Byway, Mad River Byway.

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas

Enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, bird-watching, fishing, swimming and nature study. Interpretive tours are provided by park staff and volunteers. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours. Don't miss the nearby attractions like Garner State Park, Hill Country State Natural Area, Kerrville-Schreiner Park, Camp Verde, Lake Medina, and the towns of Utopia and Bandera.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Visit the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1995! Fall in Glacier National Park can be a wonderful time to visit! Generally, the park is a lot quieter, wildlife is more active, and the trees are turning colors! On the west side of the park, the trees begin changing color mid-September, and on the east side, fall color appears more towards the end of September and beginning of October. The last color change is when the larch trees mainly on the west side of the park, turns a gold color in mid October. Fall is a great time to camp within the park and to watch for wildlife!

Mono County, California

Visit one of America's Best Fall Foliage Forests! Mono County and the surrounding Eastern Sierra provide the best show of glowing golden-orange-crimson fall colors in the western United States. The natural landscape in the Eastern Sierra, where rugged granite canyons are carved by rushing streams and framed by an azure sky, offers a spellbinding contrast of colors during autumn. Travel to Rock Creek, Mammoth Lakes, the June Lake Loop, Yosemite (Tioga Pass), Lundy Canyon, Bridgeport, Sonora Pass and beyond to see fall colors at their finest.