America’s Best Spots to See Fall Foliage

Last month, Travel + Leisure published a list of The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of watching the leaves transform, then you’re definitely missing out!

Mid-October is the peak time to witness the fall foliage.  So whether you’re just going on a scenic drive or a fall getaway, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and see the spectacular show of fall colors. 

Here are my top favorites from the 21 places featured on T+L’s post:

Stowe, Vermont

Our headliner is of course, “Fall’s Color Capital,” Stowe, a town in Northern Vermont.  From September through late October, visitors can enjoy the pure gold, orange and red colored vistas in, you can also do this classic New England Village at the base of Vermont’s highest peak.  Soak in the beautiful Autumn colors while doing fun outdoor activities such as carriage and wagon rides, gondola rides, hiking, E-biking or joining Winery, Brewery, Zip Line, River/Lake and Ghostly Lantern tours.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Fall foliage with a coastal feel –that’s what Maine offers to locals and visitors come mid-October.  Seeing the gorgeous autumn colors while kayaking or bird and whale watching in Acadia National Park sounds like a unique experience, isn’t it?  You can also reserve a spot on a horse-drawn tour of Acadia’s famous carriage roads for a true back road fall foliage experience.

Cape May, New Jersey

From mid-October to November, visitors flock this city and seaside resort located at the the tip of southern New Jersey’s Cape May Peninsula.  It’s famous for its grand Victorian houses and historic lighthouses that provide the perfect view of the changing fall colors.

Brooklyn, New York

If you want to see the fall foliage in an urban setting, you would want to head over Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  Fall is one of the best times to visit the garden.  You’ll love the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden because you’ll get to see the gorgeous co0lors of maple foliage just like in Japan.

Taos, New Mexico

A representative from the Southwest, this town in northern New Mexico’s high desert also offers stunning fall foliage, especially while driving around The Enchanted Circle, one of America’s most scenic drives.


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