It’s always the first sign that fall is on its way: foliage begins to transition in color and fall to the ground. It’s such a beautiful time to be outdoors, and while your community might boast some amazing colors, a few places are absolutely breathtaking. Summer vacations are fun, but a fall trip to see some of these amazing places to view foliage need to be on your radar. Here are a few places to add to your must-see fall foliage list!
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
If you’re on the east coast, particularly in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, you’ve likely made your way to the Berkshires. This vast landscape begins changing as early as late September, but in October, it really hits its stride. With gorgeous countryside surrounded in fall colors on top of tall trees, it’s a great breath of fresh air from city life and the stresses of summertime.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
As if the Cascade Mountains were not beautiful enough, a trip to Columbia River Gorge is out of this world around autumn. This 80-mile cut into the mountains is full of waterfalls, walking trails, and a ton of changing colors all over. From the 208 waterfalls, Wah Gwin, you can see reds and oranges for miles.
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina & Tennessee
One of the most popular national parks in the whole country, the Great Smoky Mountains rarely have a slow week in terms of tourism and travel. In the fall, people pack their things and head out to the range for gorgeous drives, hiking, and views you’ll never forget. The park stretches over 800 miles, and by October, everything is changing in sync with such arrays of fall colors you’ll want to come back each and every year.
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
The UP is popular in the summer, but in the fall, it’s not something to miss. From lighthouses all over the coast, you can see fall foliage for miles, and if that’s not enough, try and make it to as many of the 20 state parks in the area as you can!
If you call yourself a fan of foliage, you can’t go wrong with these amazing places! Book a room at Bricco Suites and be able to enjoy the downtown area of Boston while also being a drive away from the best foliage-viewing spots!