Best Fall Colors in North America

samtheguestblogger By samtheguestblogger, 6th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Traveling through the United States and seeing some of the most beautiful colors that nature has to offer.

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Every year between September and October the foliage colors in certain areas of the United States go through a visually striking change as summer gives way to fall. It is during this time of year when the landscape is dominated by brilliant varieties of red, orange, and yellow in places like Virginia, the Carolinas, and New England. As the Northern Hemisphere is right in the thick of autumn, now is the time to load up the camper van, check out local listings of motorhomes for sale, and head out on the road in search of beautiful fall colors in some of the locations we have listed below.
New England
True, it’s not a specific location—it’s a collection of six states in the far northeastern corner of the United States. But New England is a mainstay on any list of the best places to see fall foliage in North America. A drive through nearly every state in the region on a crisp September morning or sunny afternoon in October will provide some incredible views of the quintessential fall landscape. A few specific places of note in New England include driving through Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, Massachusetts, checking out the area around Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine, and enjoying the fall colors atop Mount Mansfield in central Vermont.
Long revered by nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Aspen in autumn is truly a wonderful place to take in the changing colors of fall. Just before the slopes of Colorado’s famous ski town become overrun with vacationers, you can get in a final glimpse of autumn by heading along McClure Pass, Kebler Pass, and Maroon Creek Road, the last of which offers up breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells, which are part of the most photographic portion of landscape in Colorado.
The Gold Coast runs along Lake Michigan’s northeastern shore and offers up views of quaint fishing villages, rocky coves, and several types of deciduous trees such as Maples and Oaks. Starting in Traverse City and driving along the banks of the Grand Traverse Bay, travelers will come across many small scenic towns, old lighthouses, and plenty of great photo opportunities.
Driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia provides panoramic views of fiery foliage, including Hickories and Dogwoods. Along the route, leaf-gazers will want to spend some time in Shenandoah National Park, traveling along the famous 105-mile stretch known as ‘Skyline Drive.’ This portion of road offers a huge amount of overlooks, access to several hiking trails, and the occasional chance to see some wildlife along the road.


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6th Nov 2013 (#)

Living in THE OTHER country in North America I do believe that we have the best fall colours.

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