Across the pond in the U.S. autumn might be referred to as ‘fall’ but essentially we are talking about the same thing; that time of the year when summer fizzles out, we drag our warm coats out of the closet, we start lighting fires and of course the countryside lights up ablaze with the most beautiful colours, a real feast for the eyes.
There are an abundance of places spread across the U.S. that are simply perfect for viewing these autumn displays, but we’ve whittled it down to the 6 most spectacular places in the U.S. to see autumn colours below.
1.Door County, Wisconsin
Door County, located in the Midwest, is one of the best fall foliage destinations around. Following Highway 57 down the lakeside of the peninsula you’ll find lovely lighthouses and white buildings offsetting the busts of autumn colours from the canopies and country lanes.
Peak colours have already arrived in Wisconsin and will stick around for the next week or two, so now is the time to go and see the full beauty of mother natures autumn display.
In the area you’ll find numerous charming towns with lots of accommodation and dining options as well as apple orchards to pick your own along the way.
2.Bar Harbour, Maine
There is certainly no doubting the beauty of Bar Harbour and because of this it is frequently found among lists of the best places in the U.S. to see autumn colours.
The 40 mile stretch of the Acadia Byway is the place to be, with jaw-dropping hues of autumn backed by the magnificent wild coastlines.
Head for Mount Desert Island where it is now peak time to see the autumn colours in all of their glory and head out on the many trails.
Keep your eyes up for the particularly beautiful array of autumn colours on the summit of the Cadillac Mountain.
3.Vermont’s Green Mountains
Vermont’s Green Mountains in the eastern U.S. are yet another well known spot for autumn colour seekers.
As you drive the highways and byways that wind through mountains and valleys you’ll see the beautiful colours of violet-red pin cheery and yellow alder leaves, plus striking orange and red maple trees. T
If you get luck with a warm and sunny day after a cold night then you’ll see the autumn colours in the best light possible with the mist rising from the countryside and the low sun lighting up the rain soaked leaves.
Whilst driving the Green Mountain Byway from Waterbury to Stowe, you’ll pass by meadows, farms and lovely villages, ending with the state’s highest colourful peak at Mount Mansfield.
Accommodation options are easy to find along the way and there are lots of lovely places to stop and refresh, eat and drink.
When you think of Aspen, Colorado you may just think of brilliant skiing, but this isn’t the only thing that is great in this area, Aspen offers picture-perfect autumn colours mixed in with its spectacular mountain peaks which makes for some totally breathtaking scenes.
Season colours are currently at their most vibrant and look absolutely stunning set against some of the remote castles in the area.
5.The Catskill, New York
The Catskill Mountains lie in southeastern New York State. The area is known for the Catskill Forest Preserve, with its rich wildlife and hiking trails.
The Catskills offer vibrant autumn colours in thick, wooded hillsides and along the six major river systems in the region.
The Catskills are a perfect viewing place for autumn colours if you have just a quick weekend getaway from the city in mind.
Reset your mind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get some fresh air into your lungs.
6.The Berkshires, Massachusetts
In The Berkshires, gorgeous winding roads are lined with reds, golds and deep scarlet autumn colours which make this part of Massachusetts perfect for an autumn visit.
In the area you’ll find farms, lakes and meadows as well as a backdrop of the Mountains which really set off the autumn scene.
Jacob’s Ladder Scenic Byway in the southern Berkshires is a popular 35-mile stretch and has an abundance of autumn colours and at Bash-Bish Falls State Park you’ll find breathtaking three-state views of a landscape ablaze with the hues of autumn.
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