The Best Routes to Travel for Fall Foliage Views

Fall is in the air and that means miles and miles of roads across the United States are guided by the breathtaking sight of red, orange and yellow leaves. If you’re looking to get that great Kodak moment shot of the fall foliage, load up your Lincoln and explore the drives listed below. 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

You don’t need to reach North Carolina's Mount Mitchell State Park — the highest peak in the Eastern United States — to discover a gorgeous view. The 500 mile route along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, which begins in Roanoke, VA and leads to the state park, offers panoramic views of vibrantly colored ash and poplar trees.

 

 

Coastal Maine or Moosehead Lake region, Maine

 

Maine isn’t only known for its lobster rolls and wild moose, but the state is also known for their picturesque views. Whether you choose to start in Portland and take in the seaside scenery and lighthouses or you opt to travel by the Moosehead Lake region and stop at the Attean Overlook for an extraordinary view of the Moose River Valley, you won’t be disappointed. You may even decide to take both routes!

 

 

Lake Placid, NY

 

One word — breathtaking. Autumn in the Adirondacks is like no other. The 45 mile drive that starts in Lake Placid, NY, and continues northeast on Route 86 may just leave you speechless. You’ll travel along the cliffs of the Ausable River and around Cascades Lake, giving you a gorgeous backdrop. The area is known for their fall foliage and they host annual festivals around the changing of the leaves including Annual Festival of Colors and Flaming Leaves Festival. 

 

These routes only touch the surface of all of the miles that are surrounded by stunning views across the U.S. So you better get started. Pack your Lincoln, fill up the tank, and grab your camera, then hit the road. The destination may just be in the journey itself.


 
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