When the leaves begin to change their color every autumn, foliage chasers around the country cannot wait to get their cars, campers or other recreational vehicles out on the road to find the best spots possible for photos and memories.
In the U.S., there are numerous locations where vibrant fall foliage can be observed - and they aren't all in New England. Here's a list of some of the most beautiful places to visit in U.S. regions this fall to check out colorful foliage before it all disappears:
As its name suggests, the Green Mountain State offers forests of colorful trees covering its National Forest, rolling hills and relatively smaller-sized mountains compared to those of its eastern neighbor.
Perhaps among the top destinations in the country for autumn foliage chasers, New Hampshire and its mountainous terrain (including the popular White Mountain National Forest) provide for breathtaking views of forests below. RV owners can also challenge their vehicles by driving up Mt. Washington.
From the state's valleys and small mountains in the west to its numerous state forests and tree-lined New England-style towns in the east, those who want a complete fall foliage experience can check out the Bay State.
The state's mountainous eastern region known as the Poconos is large enough that peak foliage seasons vary between its northern, central and southern sections, according to Thrillist.
Upstate New York
Outside of the most populated city in the U.S., New York's expansive and relatively quiet Upstate region offers the perfect fall getaway for those looking to see trees after time spent in the concrete jungle.
The Land of Lakes is also included in the Mississippi River Valley; Thrillist recommends that foliage seekers visit the Great River Bluffs to see the contrast of changing leaves next to the river, with the state even offering a Fall Color Finder guide.
One of the most highly recommended locations for foliage viewing is Shenandoah National Park, home to several highways such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.
These two states share land that comprises the Great Smoky Mountains, the country's most-visited National Park and mountain range. The town of Gatlinberg holds its annual fall harvest festival during peak foliage season, according to Thrillist.
For those who are willing to make the trek, Alaska is perhaps the most unique fall foliage destination in America, notably with over 21 million acres of national forests and eight national parks. Foliage chasers might want to drive through Denali National Park, among other locations.
As the state with the second-to-most National Forest acreage behind Idaho, the passing of the Columbia River through the Cascade Mountains provides for the perfect backdrop when it comes to fall foliage.
When it comes to Colorado, most may associate the Aspens and Rocky Mountains with skiing, but they are also great destinations for fall leaf color observers ahead of the winter months.
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