While summer is coming to an end, we have so much to look forward to in the Autumn. Fall is easily the most beautiful seasons of the year. Not only is it perfect weather, landscapes are brightly colored in hues of reds, yellows and orange. This makes it the perfect time of the year to set off on a road trip, visit parks or even take a hike. If travel is on your agenda this fall, here are 9 States to Help You Fall in Love with Fall Foliage.

best places to see fall foliage in the USA



If there were a postcard for Fall, Vermont would be the poster child with its beauty. It’s known for its quaint white steeple churches and a stunningly beautiful fall backdrop that you would have to see to believe. If Vermont end up on your travel list, the best time to visit in late September through early November. Some of the best cities to visit are: Stowe, Addison County, Quechee, and Island Pond to name a few.




While Massachusetts in the spring and summer are all about the stunning Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, don’t discount this beautifully diverse state in the fall. Massachusetts has easily some of the most beautiful fall foliage landscapes to take in plus water for a double win. Some of the best places to see the fall foliage are: Berkshire Mountains, Quabbin Reservoir, Mohawk Trail and Route 6A.



Colorado was named colorful Colorado for good reason. Regardless of season, the state of Colorado is beautiful and diverse in landscape. The fall is no exception, there are plenty of places to fall in love with foliage. The best places to enjoy fall colors are: Rocky Mountain State Park, Durango, and Maroon Bells/ Aspen.


New Hampshire 

Another New England state to make the list is New Hampshire. This state was made for fall with its stunning colors and fall festivals/ activities. They also have the least tourism compared to it’s other New England contenders. So, if you’re looking for a less crowded vacation, this is the spot for you! The best places to visit during fall include: The White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, Dixville Notch State Park, and Stowe.



The only Midwestern State to make the list is Michigan, and for good reason. Michigan has a ton of hidden beauty year- round and fall is no exception. There’s plenty to see and do in Michigan and we highly recommend visiting in the fall to marvel over its beauty. The best places to visit during the season are: Petoskey, The Tunnel of Trees on (M-119), River Road National Scenic Byway, North Bar Lake Overlook in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Keweenaw Peninsula and Whitefish Point.


New York State 

New York State has a ton of beauty to discover away from its bustling City. Upstate New York is where you want to be in the fall. As a contrast to the city, you’ll find tons of farmland, castles and stately homes, and even mountains. Coupled with fall foliage, you’re in for a scenic treat. I highly recommend taking a road trip to take it all in or planning just a couple of days outside of the city with a rental car if you can swing it. The best places to scout fall foliage scenic routes are: Catskill Mountains, Huntington, Syracuse, Letchworth State Park and the Adirondacks to name a few.



The South does a lot of things well and fortunately, fall and stunning backdrops is one of them. Georgia has it all. The North Georgia Mountains make for the perfect weekend getaway or road trip with their breathtakingly beautiful colors and sites to see. Full fall bloom for the Southeast is between October and November so plan to visit during this time.  Some of the best places to view the Fall Foliage includes: Brasstown Bald, Dahlonega, Tallulah Gorge State Park/ Tallulah Falls, and Pine Mountain.




Maine has more going for it than its famous lobster rolls. Much like it’s other New England counterparts, the Fall foliage is stunning September- November. Some of the best places to view fall foliage include: Acadia National Park. State Parks like: Fort Kent, Baxter and Camden Hills. Also, cities like Rockport and Bethel.



Another southern state that made the list is gorgeous Tennessee. The mountains are always beautiful but even more stunning when they are covered in colorful trees. These are the most stunning places to see fall foliage in the state: Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, Tellico Plains, Gatlinburg, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and Chilhowee Overlook.


Which State will you explore this Fall?




About Sierra Redmond

I am Sierra Redmond; a mom, military spouse and travel industry expert on a mission to inspire families to travel near and far. On the blog, you’ll find travel and food guides, tips for traveling with kids, Military, all things Disney and our chronicles as new Las Vegas locals.