The autumn is the best time of year to take a wonderful getaway. The United States has many great destinations that are perfect for a fun and tranquil road trip. Read on to plan one of these best US road trips for the fall.
US Road Trips For the Fall
Buckle Up for Your Eastern United States Road Trip
The eastern United States has much to offer in the autumn. Besides the stunning fall foliage, you have historical sites and many outdoor activities.
Drive in Lovely New Hampshire
You can have a lovely fall getaway in New Hampshire driving along the Kancamagus Highway. You begin your journey in Conway and follow the Kancamagus Highway drive to the town of Bath. This 56 mile trip takes you through White Mountain National Forest. While at the forest you can spend time on the hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and beautiful ponds.
Follow the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts
Spend some time in New England and drive the legendary Mohawk Trail. You begin in Williamstown and drive 63 miles along Route 2 to Greenfield. Along the way, you will see the stunning views of the Hoosac Range and pass many beautiful state parks including Western Gateway Heritage State Park and Natural Bridge State Park. For historians, the Norman Rockwell Museum is a great place to see 1,000 works of the renowned artist.
Navigate the Lovely Blue Ridge Parkway
This scenic drive is 384 miles that begins Charlottesville, Virginia and ends in Asheville, North Carolina. The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway has much to offer besides the vivid autumn scenery. You can also hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail that is along the route, plus you can hear some genuine bluegrass music at the Blue Ridge Music Center.
Have A Wonderful Midwest Fall Road Trip
Do the North Shore Scenic Drive in Minnesota
If you prefer chilly fall weather head north to Minnesota. You will pass by the lovely Lake Superior on this 154 mile trip. You begin your drive in Duluth on Highway 61 and make your way to Grand Portage. During your drive, you will see pretty waterfalls, quaint lighthouses, and beautiful fall foliage. The Superior National Forest is also located nearby and is a nice little detour from the route.
See the ‘Cape Cod of the Midwest’
This 70 mile trek runs along a peninsula in Wisconsin. Along the route, you will see lovely cherry and apple orchards, wineries and 300 miles of beautiful Wisconsin coastline. Your drive begins and ends in Sturgeon Bay, and you will encounter Newport State Park and the stunning International Dark Sky Reserve. You can also visit Ephraim, which is a quaint, Scandinavian- style village.
See the Historic Upper Peninsula in Michigan
You begin and your journey in St. Ignace, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This drive will take you on a ferry and through many beautiful natural and historical sites including the beautiful, nature filled Drummond Island and Michigan’s oldest city, and wonderful year round destination Sault Ste. Marie.
Enjoy the Beauty of the Mountain Region
Travel on the ‘All American Road”
The Beartooth Highway is a 68 mile journey with eye catching scenery through Wyoming and Montana. This drive will take you to Yellowstone and three national forests while you are mesmerized by the nature and wildlife all around you.
Get Enchanted in New Mexico
This 84 mile road trip begins and ends in scenic Taos. When you navigate the Enchanted Circle Drive, you will see spectacular scenery as well as many historical New Mexico towns. Trip highlights include the magnificent Wheeler Peak, Hondo Valley, and the old mining enclave of Elizabethtown, plus much more.
Do A West Coast Road Trip in the Autumn
Trek in Washington State
Enjoy the splendor of the Pacific Northwest while navigating the Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. This 329 mile journey begins in Edmonds, and even involves a ferry journey. After departing the ferry at Kingston, you drive to meet Highway 101. During your drive, you can make many stops to take in the scenery. You will be amazed by the natural beauty while hiking in Hoh Rain Forest and marvel at the site of beautiful waterfalls.
See Another Part of the Famous Highway 1
This 59 mile road trip through Mendocino County, California is a great fall road trip. The drive begins in Guala, which is about three hours north of San Francisco, and winds through Mendocino County to Fort Bragg. Along Highway 1 you will spot those magnificent Northern California redwoods, historic lighthouses and even some vineyards such as Toulouse Vineyards & Winery.
Plan one of these glorious US road trips for the fall today!
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