Travel in Your RV to Check Out This Stunning Fall Foliage
Do you enjoy being a leaf-peeper? That’s what New Englanders call the large numbers of visitors who descend on the region when the colors begin to change. But it’s not just the northeast that has great fall foliage. Let’s take a trip in your RV through parts of the country – one might be close to you – and have a look. And one more thing, let’s do it a little differently and only go to places this year that have fun names.
The Northeast is Synonymous with Great Fall Colors
The leaves start turning a little earlier in the northeast compared to some parts of the country. Let’s start in Vermont at the Quechee State Park where the landscape competes with the color for the best view. The Quechee Gorge is 165 feet deep, scoured out by glaciers of long ago. You can also try out the local maple syrup at Sugarbush Farm. And while you are in Vermont, pay a visit to the Mt Horrid Observation Site on Highway 100 – where the view is anything but horrid!
Just to the east, in New Hampshire, take a pleasant drive in your RV on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains enjoying the hues of Fall. The drive has access to hiking trails, outlooks and waterfalls – one with the fun name of Sabbaday Falls.
Moving further north into Maine, enjoy the combination of Fall color and sea views in the Acadia National Park, and look out especially for Thunder Hole where waves explode with the sound of thunder into a tall water spout.
The South Has Great Fall Colors Too
The beautiful Fall colors start a little earlier in the South. There is nowhere better to see a southern fall than in the Appalachians. The Blue Ridge Parkway is an ideal route for a relaxing RV drive through Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee with over four-hundred and fifty miles of great views of fall colors, hiking trails and spots of interest. At one point the parkway runs through the Shenandoah National Park where you can stop off at the Luray Caverns. Visit Craggy Gardens for another gorgeous view of Fall.
Let’s Go West
Colorado has a beautiful Fall. The aspen trees have a uniquely vivid yellow color that stands out clearly against the more traditional colors we associate with the season. Here are some fun places to include on your Fall trip. Take a walk on the Rabbit Ears Peak Trail and stand on the Continental Divide near Steamboat Springs. As the name suggests there are several refreshing natural mineral springs and pools along with the beautiful hiking trails. While in Colorado, take a trip on the twenty-five mile mountainous Million Dollar Highway.
Further north, visit Glacier National Park viewing the splendor of Fall before the heavy winter snows shut down the Going-to-the-Sun Road, carved into the mountain-side almost a hundred years ago. Further west, the June Lake Loop in California has marvelous Fall colors in September.