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Destinations For Autumn Leaf Peepers In The Us

Destinations For Autumn Leaf Peepers In The Us

Fall is a wonderful time to go on a road trip or a vacation to see the terrific sights of the trees changing colors. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows are a few of the bright colors that make up a perfect fall foliage excursion. Where do you go for such a scenic luxury? Here’s a list of places where you will witness the spectacular sights and superb colors of fall foliage.

Aspen, Colo.

Bands of golden color appear from the luxurious amount of Aspen trees that Colorado has to offer. September is the best time to see fall foliage, although the color may only stay on some trees for a week. There is no set date as to when the trees will change, but during the month of September is when the ideal time to go on a road trip.

Great Smoky Mountains, N.C.

What better way is there to see fall foliage than in the mountains of North Carolina? You’ll view trees of many varieties if you visit here during the fall months. Dogwood, red maple, sugar maple and scarlet oak are just some of the trees that have vibrant red, yellow, and orange colors at this time of year. The American beech tree, mountain maple and yellow birch are some of the first varieties to start changing. The first trees begin to change in September, but the peak of the changing season is in October.

Litchfield Hills, Conn.

Many visitors come to the Litchfield Hills during the fall months to view the great sights of the foliage here. The area has some gentle walking grounds in the south and east, while the northern and Western parts are more mountainous. This is a great place to visit if your looking for a great fall foliage journey.


The tree colors begin to change in mid-September and they are definitely a sight to see. The Jay Peak area is close to the Canadian border and tends to be one of the first to produce color change. Foliage starts to change generally on the last weekend in September, but may not happen until the third weekend in October.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of the most popular places to visit to view fall foliage. It is one of the most spectacular sights you will ever see during the autumn months. Not only does this place have fantastic fall foliage you will also see waterfalls, brooks, and numerous scenic trails along the way. A look at fall foliage just wouldn’t be the same if New England didn’t come into the equation.

Fall is a great season to get out and about, to view the best scenery you won’t find at any other time of the year, and to spend time with family and friends. Pumpkins, the seasonal fall flowers and especially the color changing trees all make this a fantastic time of the year. You could even book a hotel or go camping and make a vaction out of your fall foliage sightseeing trip.