Autumn, the season when trees adorn various shades of bright red, orange, and yellow, and shade their inhibitions by abandoning the perennial green, truly is the crowning glory of all the seasons in a year. The picturesque landscape and the pleasant weather makes it a perfect season to plan an unforgettable vacation.
Vermont boasts the longest fall foliage season in United States which starts early September and ends late October. The high elevations in northern parts of Vermont display the first signs of the oncoming autumn.
The fall colors are jubilated with the popular Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival and Fine Wine & Food Festivals. It is a great autumn getaway that provides ample opportunities to savor its famous maple products, fish in the local waters, and enjoy a round of golf in the lush greens.
Take a weekend getaway with a 2-day fall foliage tour of Vermont to see the colors change at Lake Placid.
2. New Hampshire
With fourteen officially designated scenic drives that stretch across 900 miles, New Hampshire offers enjoyable outdoor recreational activities amidst the multicolored trees. The sugar River Recreational and the Appalachian trails are popular for hiking and canoeing. Cornish, Langdon, and Newport are some of the best towns to experience the fall foliage in New Hampshire.
One of the best trips is a 2-day weekend getaway to White Mountain National Forest, which looks absolutely stunning in Autumn.
3. New York
The fall colors of maple, oak, and birch transform the landscape of this already charming city, making it more appealing. The historic towns of upstate New York light with alluring shades, the Hudson Valley adorned with vibrant colors, and the celebration of autumn with harvest festivals and pick-your-own fruit events, autumn in New York is certainly not be missed.
If you’ve got some time in New York City, why not take a Central Park walking tour to see this famous park transform before your eyes?
Massachusetts is a paradise for excursionists who derive pleasure in outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, and canoeing, with the backdrop of the beautiful fall colors.
The fall foliage along the roads leading to Cape Cod, the Berkshires, and the popular Mohawk and Jacob’s Ladder Trails display rare hues of the fall colors. The scenic countryside and pretty villages rich with history and culture, makes it one of the best autumn vacation getaways.
Even if you only have a weekdend to spend here you should take the chance to enjoy a vacation package to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
Autumn is at its colorful best between mid-September and mid-October in Wisconsin. Wisconsin attracts tourists around the world in this season. Cedarburg, Bayfield, Prairie du Chien, Lake Geneva and Door County are some of the popular tourist destinations.
The forests, meadows and wetlands surrounding Kettle Moraine State Forest, Great River Road and Peninsula State Park, add to the beauty of the fall colors.
The country roads, infinite lakes, and the hiking trails in Michigan offer a breathtaking view of the metamorphosis that trees undergo during the fall season. The Brockway Mountain Drive in the Upper Peninsula and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the Lower Peninsula serve as “autumn retreats” to soak in the enchanting red, orange, and golden shades of fall.