Where to See Stunning Fall Foliage…Outside of New England

Clean air, views of bursting bright colors, and miles of forests – you can enjoy them across the country


Fall foliage is easily among nature’s greatest annual demonstration. The various dazzling hues peak between September and October all across the U.S.[slideshow:102356]

Adventurers and fans of outdoor activities can’t wait to put their hiking boots on and set up a tent for an unforgettable camping experience among purple dogwoods and maroon leaves.

Chances are you already live a short road trip away from spots with phenomenal mixtures of yellow, red, orange and green.

The reason leaves change color is kind of boring, even though the result is anything but. The chlorophyll breaks down as the green color disappears. Other chemical changes may occur simultaneously, forming less common colors through the development of red pigments.

Look beyond New England’s hardwoods and explore the golden aspens covering the Rocky Mountains, take a hot air balloon ride, hike to powerful waterfalls, and enjoy blazing fall colors out in full force from high peaks. 

Click here to see 16 places outside of New England to see stunning fall foliage

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