Summer is coming to an end and as the heat slowly wears off, fall foliage is popping up everywhere and we ain’t complaining. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably dreaming of a quick getaway in nature where you can peacefully soak up all the Autumn colors, so we’ve rounded up the four best fall destinations in the USA to get that orange palette on your Insta!
Best Fall Destinations in the USA
Taos, New Mexico
If you’re under the impression that the best fall foliage destinations in the USA are up north, think again! Starting and finishing in Taos, New Mexico, the enchanting Circle Scenic Byway has become a must for fall foliage aficionados. Circling around Wheeler Peak and passing through never-ending landscapes lined by mountain vistas, this is a must-visit fall destination in the USA for those who want to get a unique autumn experience down south.
Porcupine Mountains, Michigan
Best known as the Porkies, this group of tiny mountains in northern Michigan is one of the lesser-known spots in the USA to get a taste of Autumn in the northern USA. These mountains were named after the native Ojibwa people because legend has it, their silhouettes resembled that of a crouching porcupine. In here, you’ll find forests of maple, hemlock, yellow birch, and more!
It’d be kind of ridiculous if a town that was named after one of the most glorious Autumn trees wasn’t a top-notch stop to make on a foliage road trip through the USA. The golden hues of the aspens backdropped by mountains make for a picture-perfect vista.
The best part? Most visitors to Aspen head there for a skiing extravaganza once the winter hits, so a visit to Aspen during the autumn is one of the best ways to get all that peace and quiet you’re dreaming of (AKA, the best place to forget all your adulting woes, at least for a lil’ while).
Acadia National Park, Maine
Last but (definitely) not least, Acadia National Park up in Maine. It’s no secret that Acadia is THE place to go for fall foliage in the USA, so we were not about to leave it off the list!
A trip to Acadia National Park can mean a quiet staycation at the many incredible resorts that line the area, but for those who love putting on their hiking gear – Acadia’s landscape is marked by rocky beaches, glacier peaks, and of course, Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the east coast! It’s a dreamland for outdoor lovers, as the many trails available are varied and do not disappoint even the fussiest of hikers.
Have you been to any of these incredible fall destinations in the USA? What are some other spots you love to visit for autumn colors?