Fall is quickly approaching and for some, it’s the perfect time to pack a bag and enjoy everything nature has to offer. From cooler weather and the changing of leaves, it’s the ideal time to take a road trip. Whether you’re a Northerner, a Southerner, or looking to travel to a new location, these four road trips are the perfect escape to enjoy everything fall has to offer!
Blue Ridge Mountains – Georgia
Fall foliage is at its peak in the middle of October in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This scenic road trip takes travelers through the mountains and along part of the Chattahoochee River. Plan to stop at Brasstown bald, the highest natural point in Georgia, for the best panoramic views in the state. This road trip is perfect for any southerner who wants to experience fall foliage without traveling to New England!
Finger Lakes – New York
This road trip is a wine lover’s dream! The Finger Lakes Wine Country is home to more than 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries in and around Lakes Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region, offers visitors more than 35 wineries, cideries and breweries making it the perfect day tip location. If wine isn’t your thing, the area is home to Watkins Glen State Park. The State Park contains 19 waterfalls and picturesque trails. There is also plenty of shopping and sightseeing around Skaneateles Lake to round out your weekend in the Finger Lakes.
Great Smoky Mountains & Shenandoah National Park – North Carolina & Virginia
Officially known as the Blue Ridge Parkway, this road trip takes you through the heart of both North Carolina and Virginia. The trip covers approximately 470 miles and connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Stop at one of the scenic overlooks or hike one of the trails scattered throughout the drive. End your fall road trip with a stop at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and see where the third President of the United States resided after his presidency.
Route 6 – Pennsylvania
Route 6 in northern Pennsylvania is a fall foliage viewers dream. The highway runs across the entire state allowing travelers to hit multiple foliages viewing hot spots along the way. The PA Grand Canyon, Worlds End State Park and Loyalsock Trail offer beautiful views of untouched forest as well as hiking trails when you need to get out and stretch your legs. Route 6 travels through a handful of small towns perfect for antiquing, stopping for a bite to eat and sightseeing.