The leaves are turning color before they drop to the ground and its time for you to see the fall foliage offered in our beautiful country.
Where should you go to drive and admire the changing of the leaves that will amaze you and remind you of just how beautiful and expansive America is. Let’s take a look at five of the best places you can go for a drive and witness the fall foliage you want to see.
Blue Ridge Parkway –North Carolina & Virginia
The Blue Ridge Parkway is considered one of the most scenic drives and national parks in the US. You’ll be amazed by the fall foliage colors when you drive this road that makes its way through the mountains to give you some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen. The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Virginia near the James River and ends near Mount Pisgah near Cherokee, NC.
Door County –Wisconsin
Door County is a peninsula that stretches out into Lake Michigan to form Green Bay. The Door County drive is known for its winding roads and the curves that weave through the trees that are changing colors right now. Take the fifteen curves along Highway 42 and admire the amazing views in October and November as you prepare for the holiday season with some beautiful fall foliage.
Illinois River Road –Illinois
If you’re already in the Midwest, and you’re looking for another great place to drive and see the amazing fall foliage, Illinois RiverRoad is an amazing option for you. This tree-lined road twists through two different state parks, Starved Rock and Matthiessen. You’ll want to stop and get out to enjoy the scenic hiking trails overlooking tall bluffs and striking waterfalls that look even more amazing with the fall colors.
Million Dollar Highway –Colorado
Pass over three mountain passes in Colorado, Coal Bank, Molas, and Red Mountain, when you drive the Million Dollar Highway. With the elevations and nearly 25 miles of Highway 550 to enjoy, you’re sure to be amazed by the fall foliate backdropped by the snow-covered mountain peaks. You’ll want to stop and see the different views along the way and enjoy what this incredible drive has to offer.
Natchez Trace Parkway –Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee
Take a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway in late October and enjoy the hardwood trees that change color at this time of year. You’ll be blown away by 444 miles of fall foliage that will give you the views you’re looking for. This road is part of a historic corridor that was used by the Kaintucks frontier people and by European settlers in the early days of the country. Stop and see the vies along any of these five amazing drives when you’re taking a road trip in September, October, or early November.
The fall foliage is breathtaking and the drive on any of these roads will take you through areas that look like they must have been painted in place because they are simply beautiful to behold.