Take a Fall Drive

I know many people often have “Fall Foliage Tour of New England” on their bucket list. I’ve actually done that and it IS beautiful. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!) But sometimes we can’t all do that or maybe can’t do it often.

However, there are quite a few other places across the country to see some lovely fall colors. Here are some ideas I’ve compiled for each state. Check them out and maybe plan a drive closer to home! Google them to find more info.

(Of course you’ll want to check the local information to make sure the colors are changing based on the current season.)

  • Alabama: Little River Canyon Nature Preserve
  • Alabama: Lookout Mountain Scenic Parkway
  • Alaska: Atigun Pass
  • Alaska: Chickaloon
  • Arizona: The West Fork Trail
  • Arizona: Snowbowl Drive
  • Arkansas: Scenic Byway 7
  • Arkansas: Sylamore Scenic Byway, the Ozarks
  • Arkansas: Talimena Scenic Highway 88
  • California: Eastern Sierras
  • Colorado: West Elk Loop Scenic & Historic Byway, Gunnison-Crested Butte
  • Colorado: San Juan Skyway
  • Colorado: Aspen
  • Connecticut: Litchfield Hills
  • Connecticut: Last Green Valley Scenic Byway
  • Delaware: TrapPond State Park
  • Delaware: Killens Pond State Park 
  • Florida: Three Rivers State Park
  • Florida: Torreya State Park
  • Georgia: Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • Georgia: F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain
  • Georgia: Dahlonega
  • Georgia: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Rising Fawn
  • Idaho: Sun Valley
  • Illinois: Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway
  • Illinois: Northwest Illinois Loop
  • Indiana: Covered Bridge Tour
  • Indiana: Arts Road 46
  • Iowa: Historic Hills Scenic Byway
  • Iowa: Loess Hills National Scenic Byway
  • Kansas: Flint Hills Scenic Byway
  • Kentucky: Dale Hollow Lake
  • Kentucky: The Parklands of Floyds Fork
  • Louisiana: Jimmie Davis State Park
  • Louisiana: North Toledo Bend State Park
  • Louisiana: Kisatchie National Forest
  • Maine: Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway
  • Maine: Bar Harbor
  • Maryland: Deep Creek Lake
  • Massachusetts: The Mohawk Trail
  • Massachusetts: The Berkshires
  • Michigan: Gold Coast
  • Michigan: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park 
  • Michigan: Tunnel of Trees
  • Minnesota: Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, Minneapolis
  • Minnesota: Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway
  • Mississippi: Jeff Busby Park
  • Mississippi: Cypress Swamp
  • Missouri: Forest Park
  • Missouri: Table Rock Lake
  • Missouri: Hermann Wine Trail
  • Missouri: Kansas City Scenic Escape
  • Montana: Flathead Valley
  • Nebraska: Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway
  • Nebraska: Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway
  • Nevada: Carson River – Dayton
  • Nevada: Lamoille Canyon – Wells
  • New Hampshire: Lakes Region
  • New Hampshire: Kancamagus Highway
  • New Jersey: Palisade Interstate Parkway
  • New Mexico: Taos
  • New Mexico: The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway
  • New York: Adirondacks
  • North Carolina: Nantahala National Forest
  • North Carolina: Bryson City
  • North Carolina: Jackson County
  • North Dakota: Turtle River State Park
  • Ohio: Ashtabula County
  • Oklahoma: Talimena Scenic Drive
  • Oregon: McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
  • Oregon: Columbia River Gorge
  • Pennsylvania: New Castle to Slippery Rock 
  • Pennsylvania: Raccoon Creek State Park to Waynesburg
  • Rhode Island: Beavertail State Park, Jamestown
  • Rhode Island: Kenyon’s Grist Mill, West Kingston
  • South Carolina: Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville
  • South Dakota: Black Hills
  • Tennessee: Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium
  • Tennessee: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  • Tennessee: Smoky Mountains
  • Texas: Guadalupe River
  • Texas: Garner State Park
  • Texas: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
  • Utah: Logan Canyon Scenic Byway 
  • Vermont: Green Mountain Byway
  • Virginia: Shenandoah National Park
  • Virginia: Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Washington: Olympic Peninsula
  • Washington: Leavenworth
  • West Virginia: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Wisconsin: The Driftless Region
  • Wisconsin: Door County
  • Wyoming: Oxbow Bend
  • Wyoming: Paradise Ranch, Buffalo

Multiple States: Mississippi River Valley Great River Road (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana)

Multiple States: Ohio River Scenic Byway (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)

Multiple States: Lake Superior Circle Tour (Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ontario)

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