The Most Scenic Fall Foliage Hot Spots
It won’t be long until hot summer days are replaced with brisk weather, flip flops with hoodies, and the apple spice versus pumpkin spice debate ensues. While the end of summer is sad for many, one of the great things about living in the northeast is having the chance to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage that appears in the fall season. The gold, red, and yellow hues create beautiful fall foliage that attracts visitors, known as leaf peepers, from other areas of the country. If you find the right spot to view the changing colors, it can take your breath away.
The fall foliage is not only gorgeous in New Jersey; there are several other areas in the United States worthy of visiting this fall.
Green Mountain Byway in Vermont
Based on the fact that Vermont is french for “green mountain,” and the state tree is the Sugar Maple, you can understand why tourists travel from all over to see the brilliant leaf colors. The green Mountain Byway takes you through popular towns, Stowe and Waterbury. Along the way, you’ll see breathtaking views of farmland, trees, meadows, and the Waterbury Reserve. Those that love ice cream will also enjoy this route as it takes you past the Ben & Jerry’s factory which offers tours throughout the day.
Pinkham’s Notch in New Hampshire
Likely one of the busiest spots for leaf peepers to visit, it is worth the trip to New Hampshire. The Pinkham Notch loop is roughly 100 miles of fall foliage offering views of the Presidential Mountains. If you make the trip on a bright, sunny day, you’ll enjoy a view of the entire mountain range. The best time to visit is from mid-September to mid-October.
Michigan Upper Peninsula
If you crave a quiet road trip, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is secluded and includes 7 million acres of hardwood forest. There are a few different viewing routes with more than 100 miles in each to cover making this trip a great weekend family getaway. The leaves start changing colors in late September and continue through October.
Finger Lakes in New York
While New York is well known for the hustle and bustle and culture of the city, it also has a few less busy areas to enjoy. The Finger Lakes is a great place to enjoy the leaves as well as New York’s wine country. Each of the lakes, including the Canandaigua, Cayuga, Seneca, Owasco, or Skaneateles, offers spectacular views of fall foliage. The best time to visit is the first half of October.
Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
Following the Blue Ridge Mountains, the parkway travels 469 miles through past the Shenandoah National Park and through Virginia, ending in Tennessee where it ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Late October is the best time to visit and take in the vibrant fall colors, but there is plenty to enjoy through all of fall.
We hope you’re enjoying everything the fall has to offer, including your very own yard. The best way to achieve beautiful fall foliage in your backyard is to take proper care of your trees and shrubs. For help, contact Perennial Lawn Care today!Posted on