The most colorful time of year is just around the corner. Fall foliage at its peak is some of Mother Nature’s best work of art. If you want to get up close and personal with some spectacular fall scenery, this post is for you.
America’s Best Fall Color Drives
Moosehead Lake Region, Maine
Great Smoky Mountains
Peak Viewing Times for Fall Foliage
When should you travel? Yahoo Travel has a great map showing the average peak viewing times for across the U.S. This chart, of course, is dependent on the summer weather that region experienced.
I also came across this Interactive Fall Foliage Map at LifeHacker. “The 2015 Fall Foliage Map is the ultimate visual planning guide to the annual progressive changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this tool is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.”
This year, it looks like the peak viewing time for most parts of the United States is early to mid October, between the 10th and the 17th. If you want to know when the time is right for your area of interest, click on the link above or on the map below to view the Interactive Map. Then just move the slider on the map to see when your area is highlighted in red (but not brown.)
America’s Best Hotels for Fall Colors
Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Whether you want a grand hotel or a Bed & Breakfast, Travel & Leisure has you covered.
5 Tips for Better Fall Foliage Photos
Smokey Mountain Fall Getaway
Even if you can’t get away for a fall foliage vacation, you can venture out near home to enjoy your local fall colors. Do you have a favorite place to go in the fall?