Autumn is a season adored by many, and for good reason. The air gets a little crisper, and the changing colors make for a beautiful sight in various parts of the country. With fall approaching, why not plan a trip to one of the most scenic autumn destinations in the country? The following are some of the best places in the United States to witness these vibrant hues of orange, red, and gold in all their glory:
Glacier National Park, Montana
Once the summer ends, Glacier National Park becomes more desolate and peaceful, and it offers an abundance of fall foliage. The trees in the east side of the park begin to change color at the end of September throughout the beginning of October, whereas the west end of the park already begins seeing fall foliage in mid-September. If cooler weather and fewer crowds is what you’re after, it’s also a terrific time to go camping in designated areas. It’s also a prime time for seeing wildlife.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
The Columbia River Gorge was officially designated as the country’s first National Scenic Area in November 1986, partly due to the breathtaking view of fall foliage. Just east of Portland, Oregon, visitors can view colorful cottonwood, Oregon ash, and maple trees during peak foliage season for a truly memorable experience. The ideal time for foliage viewing in Columbia River Gorge is from the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November.
The state of Vermont may very well be the autumn foliage capital of the United States. The quaint town of Stowe offers New England charm surrounded by beautiful fall foliage, starting in early September and lasting through the end of October. Stowe also makes for a tranquil retreat with shopping, restaurants, and a selection of relaxing, top-notch spas to choose from.
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The hilltops of the Smoky Mountains begin changing colors in early October, reaching their peak between mid-October and early November. The park is home to an array of tree species that turn these magnificent colors, including sweetgum, sugar maple, hickories, and scarlet oak.
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