Best places to drive in the fall
During the fall, the gorgeous oranges, yellows and reds of the changing leaves are all around us. But in some parts of the country, the trees are just begging for visitors to take a long drive to enjoy their beauty. While New England is one of the most well-known places to view fall foliage, check out these other places to enjoy the colors of fall as well.
Columbia River Highway
The Columbia River Highway in Portland, Oregon will take you through Mount Hood National Forest and along the Columbia River for breathtaking views of the autumnal colors of the ash trees, cottonwoods and the big leaf maples. Make sure to stop and see the beautiful waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge in your travels.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
If you like a long drive, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the place you will find it. Traveling east to west, the Upper Peninsula is 384 miles. The scenery includes not only the reds, yellows and oranges of the majestic changing leaves, but views of three Great Lakes as well.
Shenandoah National Park
Skyline Drive in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is 105 miles of colorful vistas. Enjoy the fall foliage as you take a ride on one of America’s Best Scenic Mountain Drives.
One of the best places to see the changing leaves of fall is in the Catskill Mountains. Follow New York State Route 23 west for 50 miles of scenic mountain views. There are plenty of places to stop along the way as you delight in the spectacular all around.
There are so many places to take in the eye-catching beauty of the foliage, and there is such a short window of opportunity before the leaves have fallen. So get out there, take an adventure and enjoy the ride!
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