12 Weekend Trips for Unforgettable Fall Leaf Peeping

September through October is fall foliage season across much of America. In truth, just about every state has places where there are spectacular fall colors, including gold, orange, and red.

Acadia National Park, Maine

In this New England treasure, the maples are the fall stars, just as they are across all of the New England states. Acadia is special because, in addition to the leaves, you have the ocean crashing against sea cliffs, tidal pools.

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

This scenic strip of road winds and climbs through the granitic White Mountains, where several peaks rise higher than treeline and support swaths of delicate Arctic tundra.

Green Mountains, Vermont

In the Green Mountains, you’ll love the storied small-town charms of Vermont while gaping at the stunning fall colors. You can also buy some freshly made authentic Vermont maple syrup.

Adirondack Park, New York

This huge state park is home to the state’s highest peaks as well as lakes, hiking trails, and small towns with a rustic feel.

Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia-North Carolina

From the southern end of Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway twists and turns for 470 miles to the southern entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

New River Gorge, West Virginia

Recently expanded to a national park, the New River Gorge is the scenic jewel of the Mountain State. It’s also home to world-class rock climbing and whitewater rafting, so hire a guide and pursue an adventure!

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