It’s officially the start of Autumn, and while some places in the USA are still dealing with oppressive heat, other locations are beginning to see chilly temps and the leaves changing colors.
These are the destinations to visit now for those looking to enjoy their pumpkin spice latte amidst the burnt amber hue of fall foliage.
According to TravelPulse, Stowe’s incredible fall foliage lasts from September through early October. The area even offers a helpful website, www.gostowe.com, to help you find the best scenic drive and immerse yourself in all the beauty.
Before Breckenridge gets covered in winter snow, the area is covered in shades of oranges and browns throughout September and October as the Aspen leaves change. TravelPulse reports that one of the best places to check out fall foliage is the French Gulch area east of town.
Catskills Mountains, New York
According to TravelPulse, the Catskills Mountains are the perfect place to see the leaves change color. The best places to see fall foliage in the Catskills include Hunter Mountain, the Mountain Clove Scenic Byway, and Mount Utsayantha.
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
Made up of 1.2 million acres and home to the tallest mountain in the state, TravelPulse reports the Ozark National Forest is home to some pretty spectacular fall scenery. Not only can you take the ultimate fall foliage road trip through the forest, but you can also rent a 1930s vintage cabin and spend a week in autumnal bliss.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
With more than 500,000 acres of wilderness, the Great Smoky Mountains Park in Tennessee offers visitors the chance to see the leaves changing colors all the way from September to December. According to TravelPulse, some more popular fall foliage road trips through the park include Newfound Gap Road, Little River Road, and Cades Cove Loop Road.