Best Places to See Fall Foliage in The United States
The cool air is settling in as summer fades into fall. Find out our favorite places to see fall foliage across the United States.
New Hampshire – White Mountains
Situated in the foothills of the White Mountains, Conway, New Hampshire is a beautiful area to visit during the autumn months. Drive the 34 miles of the Kancamagus Highway to see the variety of colors in the area.
Discover fall in Western North Carolina, where there are many scenic drives to choose from for leaf peepers. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to view vast vistas of rainbow colors. Or drive highway 441 through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to view the sights from all elevations.
Montana – Western Montana Larches
Western Montana is a beautiful area to spend the fall season. Western Larch trees (Larix occidentalis) are deciduous conifers that shed their needles after turning a beautiful golden yellow. Across Western Montana from Glacier National Park through the Bitterroot Valley and south to Yellowstone National Park, you can see these beautiful trees in all their glory.
Maine – Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a must-see in September and October with many hiking trails in the area to explore. Hike to one of the many stone bridges that are in the area, or take a day trip to Acadia National Park to breathe in the fall air.
Oregon – Columbia River Gorge
Oregon boasts many areas to see fall foliage, but the Columbia River Gorge area could arguably be the best. Multnomah Falls is a splendid sight to see when surrounded by brilliant oranges and reds as the summer fades into fall.
Pennsylvania - Poconos
The Poconos of Pennsylvania boasts many activities to take in the sights of the autumn season. From attending the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival to riding the LeHigh Gorge Scenic Railway, there is something for everyone in the Poconos.
Colorado – Aspen
As its’ namesake implies, Aspen, Colorado is a haven for viewing the splendor of Aspen trees in fall. Aspens grow in large stands, huddled together, sharing one system of roots. These trees appear in large clusters along the mountainsides and trails of the area. Colorado’s autumn season is a must-see this fall!