With the onset of Autumn, brilliant show of color from bright yellow to red color appear in the vegation spreading in different parts of the United States. The foliage season starts from early September in North Eastern region and ends in late October in Southern region of United States.
Here are the lists of few places where you can go to see fall foliage this autumn:
1. Aspen, CO
Aspen in Colorado was once a silver mining town. Here the fall foliage starts from mid-September and the city of Aspen shimmers with brilliant gold color. If you go for a fall foliage drive, you will see the slopes of Rocky Mountain covered in beautiful fall color. The white barked skin of aspen trees looks very beautiful in autumn. It is one of the pretty town to see fall colors.
2. The Catskills, NY
This is a beautiful and ideal place for the New Yorkers to enjoy the brilliant fall colors. It offers variety of trees like maple, birch, oak, and beech which shimmers brilliantly from mid-September to mid-October. It is only 2 hour drive from many New York Metropolitan areas. Other than the fall foliage, the city also celebrates harvest festivals and various other cultural events for visitors to enjoy.
3. Columbia River Gorge, OR
Nature and fall color lovers in Northwest visit the Columbia River Gorge to experience the vibrant colors along the river. Whether you are driving on the state highway I-84, or hiking on trails, it offers visitors awesome experience of autumn season. The gorge forms the border between south Washington State and state of Oregon from north side. It is surrounded by fir and twisted pines. There are big leaf maple, vine maple trees, cottonwood, and Oregon ash which show their colors in autumn starting from mid-September to mid-October.
4. Appalachian Fall Foliage, Ohio
Ohio is also yet another beautiful destination to see fall foliage. The Appalachian Fall Foliage Drive is most famous and one of the top stop to view the vibrant colors of fall this autumn. Do not miss the historic riverboat town of Marietta. Here the visitors can find the beautiful fall panoramas on water.
5. Great Smoky Mountains, TN & NC
The Great Smoky Mountain is located in between North Carolina and Tennessee. It is one of the most-visited National Parks in the United States. The leaves change its color to shimmering yellow and orange from early to mid-October here. Visitors enjoy the fall color here at the height of 4,000 feet. Best way to see them is to drive on the Clingmans Dome Road, Foothills Parkway, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It reaches to its peak in between mid-October and early November. There are trees like sugar maple, sweetgum, scarlet oak, red maple, and the hickories. Autumn is really beautiful and one of the busiest period in the Great Smoky Mountains. Fall colors are amazing in Smoky Mountain as it has wide species of deciduous trees.
6. Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri is one of the beautiful places to visit during autumn. The brilliants color of fall foliage which is reflected in calm water of the lake is amazing. The colors are at peak in late October. There are many lakeside activities that visitors can do. It offers trees like thong trees, dogwoods, and oak-hickory. You can also go on some hiking trails here and enjoy the beauty.
7. Litchfield Hills, CT
The city of Litchfield is located in between the rolling Litchfield Hills in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. This mountain turns extremely beautiful in autumn. It is a historic town where you will find old building structures as well as modern amenities. Huge numbers of visitors who comes to this city enjoys the scenic drive of autumn. They also do biking, hiking, and wine tasting. The Litchfield Hills offer trees like maple, aspen, oak, beech, and birch with its vibrantly beautiful colors. You can also take the hot-air-balloon ride and enjoy the scenery. The fall colors are at its peak by mid-October.
8. Lost Maples Natural Area, TX
While many of you are thinking a cacti in the region of Texas, but Lost Maples Natural Area, in Texas is the place which offers spectacular beauty during autumn. It offers the most vivid coloration of the leaves in the state. It is the most popular place in Texas to see the fall foliage and attracts visitors more than 200,000 per year. There are many other recreational activities that visitors can do here for example fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, and so on. The Lost Maples area has a higher concentration of maple trees in this region. The colors are at its peak from late October to mid November, typically lasts only for 3-4 weeks.
Every in fall, Pennsylvania welcomes the autumn with its vibrant gold, orange colors which spreads all over highways, byways, country roads and even coastline. You will able to see this color as far as your eye can see. If you are going to Pennsylvania this autumn, it must be your unforgettable excursions for this entire region. Just check the foliage report and head towards you beautiful trip. The most dominated trees in this region are hemlock, Pine, and maple. The color reaches to its peak in early October.
10. Washington County, ME
The Washington county of Maine is a paradise for leaf-peepers. Every year huge numbers of visitors and fall enthusiast drive o this region in autumn to see the bright gold, orange and red leaves. The trees which dominate this region are maple, birch, oak, aspen, and ash. The color of the leaves reaches to its peak from early to mid-October.