Fall foliage is one of our favorite things about this time of year. All across the country, you can find unique displays of leaves in varying colors, patterns and textures. The USDA Forest Service tells us that, “Many of the Forest Service’s 100 plus scenic byways were planned with autumn color in mind. In 31 States you can drive on over 3,000 miles of scenic byways, and almost everyone of them offers a beautiful, colorful drive sometime in the autumn.” So start planning your fall foliage trips.
Leaf peeping season begins in late September and goes through October depending on weather patterns and storms as they hit. Lucky for us, The Weather Channel’s interactive fall foliage map and The Foliage Network’s weekly reports can tell you where to go and when. The Farmer’s Almanac also has peak foliage dates for each state if you’re up for going anywhere to see the very best fall foliage out there. To help you plan your epic autumn adventure, we’ve put together 15 glorious fall foliage trips.
1. Skyline Drive• Shenandoah National Park, VA
The Skyline Drive is a gorgeous voyage through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. There’s beautiful scenery and tons of places to hike.