Fall Colors Road Trips
Autumn is a favorite road tripping season with the beautiful foliage and the great weather! Plus, we wonder who doesn’t like to sip a cup of cider around a campfire? With so many great places to visit in the fall, we decided to compile a list of the best locations to visit. Read on to learn about the top 5 places to visit for your fall fix.
1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Located southwest of Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole is home to tourists year-round. While many people visit for skiing during the winter months, autumn provides some of the most gorgeous landscapes you can take in. You’ll also find the aspen tree, a Rocky Mountain tree species, which has an unmistakable bright, orange tone. Other fun activities include horseback riding, witnessing elk bugling (mating calls), Fall Arts Festival, and mountain biking.
2. Porcupine Mountains, Michigan
In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, off the coast of Lake Superior, lies the Porcupine Mountains. While many Michigan residents know about this hidden gem, many others have yet to discover its beauty. You’ll be enamored by the variety of fall colors, along with sites like waterfalls, beach sunsets, and historical lighthouses. Liven up your visit by stopping by local breweries or trying your hand at portaging.
3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is host to beautiful sites during autumn. You can visit the Great Smoky National Park and hike many different trails to take in the scenery. You’ll also find endless family activities from zip-lining, horseback riding, and adventures parks.
4. Cooperstown, New York
Quietly tucked away on Ostego Lake, Cooperstown, New York, will deliver on the most romantic autumn settings. While this small village is home to under 2,000 residents, it is also host to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmer’s Museum, and Fenimore Art Museum. Grab your favorite sweater, and you’ll be in for a memorable trip!
5. Telluride, Colorado
Sitting in the valley of Sneffels Range, Telluride is where small-town charm meets big scenery. You can take in all the fall colors on the Telluride Mountain Village Gondola. You’ll find endless fun up and down Main Street, where you can visit all the local’s specialty shops. Lastly, don’t miss out on the Bridal Veil hike, where you can take in Colorado’s highest waterfall.