10 US Destinations To Experience the Magic of Fall Foliage

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park in Downeast Maine located off Mount Desert Island's craggy shoreline. Acadia is one of the most visited national parks, and fall colors are usually spectacular.

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

The Ozark National Forest in Arkansas is a fall color paradise, especially along Arkansas Byway 7. This drive is often called the most scenic in the US. To travel through a kaleidoscope

Catskill Mountains, New York

Fall colors bloom in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York in mid-October. Bright oranges, reds, and yellows illuminate mountain summits, undulating hills, and valleys.

Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali National Park's autumn window is brief. Fall beauty is coming from late August to September. Spruce and poplar trees explode with vibrant color against rich lichen and moss

Minnesota's North Shore, Minnesota

Two chances to see autumn on Minnesota's North Shore are great. In the Sawtooth Mountains, fall colors begin in mid-September to early October.

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, a river gorge with waterfalls, is beautiful year-round. Autumn enhances canyon vistas in late September or early October, making them breathtaking.

The Enchanted Circle Byway, New Mexico

Explore the Enchanted Circle in New Mexico for a unique fall experience. Starting and finishing in Taos, the interconnecting byways provide 84 miles (135 km) of breathtaking fall colors.

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from Virginia's Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 469 miles (755 km). Explore any section of this parkway for fall colors

Chuckanut Drive Scenic Parkway, Washington

Chuckanut Drive Parkway, cut into the Chuckanut Mountains' sandstone cliffs, is 21 miles (33 km) long yet stunning. Chuckanut Drive's fall colors are greatest in October.

Yosemite National Park, California

Autumn leaf colors are stronger at Yosemite National Park, where evergreen trees dominate. This is true in mid-October in its smaller maple, oak, dogwood, and other deciduous tree stands.