Road Trips to See the Best Fall Foliage

It’s almost officially my favorite season!  When the leaves start turning, I need sweaters to even leave the house, and a warm drink in my hand.  There’s nothing I love more than hopping in the car and driving through the mountains to see all the beautiful colors.  Below are the top rated fall road trips to take this year to see the beautiful autumn colors.  For any accommodations you need, head on over to our Interactive Hotel Map to find a hotel that matches your price point and travel needs.

1. Vermont

Vermont is a beautiful state in all seasons, but the colors you will see there in the autumn is breathtaking.  The picture below is of a little town called Montpelier and it’s as adorable as it looks in this picture.  Below are the top places to add to your bucket list for a Vermont road trip:

🍂  Green Mountain Byway

🍂  Brush Hill

🍂  Craftsbury Common

🍂  Smuggler’s Notch

🍂  Stowe Hollow

🍂  Montpelier (pictured below)

2. Virginia & North Carolina

Virgina is another New England state that gets gorgeous colors in the fall.  If you drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Virginia to North Carolina, it’s about 470 miles, but the scenery will be worth it.  Here are the main areas to grab a great picture:

🍂  Mabry Mill

🍂  Rough Ridge

🍂  Linn Cove Viaduct (pictured below)

🍂  Beacon Heights

🍂  Chestoa View

🍂  Mount Mitchell

🍂  Craggy Gardens

3. Oregon

Oregon has a much quicker fall season compared to the east coast states, but still beautiful nonetheless.  Below are the top spots to get great shots that show off the changing colors.

🍂  Silver Falls State Park

🍂  Steens Mountain

🍂  Deschutes River Trail

🍂  Elkhorn Mountains

🍂  Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway

🍂  Columbia River Highway (pictured below)

4. Washington

Although Washington is mainly known for having an amazingly green summer and fall due to the amount of rain they get each winter, you can still spot some beautiful fall foliage amongst the greenery.  Here are the top spots recommended for foliage:

🍂  Leavenworth

🍂  Mount Rainier National Park (pictured below)

🍂  Hoh Rainforest

🍂  Walla Walla Vineyards

🍂  Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

5. Wisconsin

We’re heading back to the center of the country, with Wisconsin.  Many people are surprised to hear this, but Wiscosin has beautiful autumns!  Here are the top spots to check out during fall:

🍂  Holy Hill (pictured below)

🍂  Sturgeon Bay

🍂  Minocqua & Eagle River

🍂  Great River Road