Best Fall Foliage in the US

When you think of leaf-peeping New England undeniably comes to mind, but those not residing in the Northeast need not miss out on fall’s brilliant burnt orange, golden yellow and red hues. Travel Channel fans shared their favorite fall foliage spots (and their picks span every region)!

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Northeast: Vermont

"When I lived in Vermont, hundreds would come and ride the scenic train every fall." – Michele F.

Northeast: New Hampshire

"White Mountains in New Hampshire – Kencamagus Highway is gorgeous!" – Stephanie C.

Northeast: Maine

"Acadia National Park in Maine, of course!" – Darcy G.

Northeast: New Jersey

"Sculpture garden, Hamilton, N.J." – Jay P.

Northeast: New York

"Thatcher State Park near Albany, N.Y.!" – Kelly B.

South: Tennessee

"Gatlinburg is absolutely beautiful! Can't beat the Smoky Mountains in the fall!!" – Amanda M.

South: Arkansas

"The Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Very beautiful scenic beauty there also." – Matthew G.

Midwest: Ohio

"The covered bridges in Ashtabula County, Ohio." – Marilue B.

Midwest: Minnesota

"Northern Minnesota: the Iron Range or North Shore of Lake Superior. GORGEOUS!" – Ted G.

Midwest: Illinois

"Galena, Illinois." – Seung K.

Whether you're window shopping on Main Street or watching the fall foliage creep over the countryside, it's small town Americana at its best.

Midwest: Wisconsin

"Door County in Wisconsin" – Kathy K.

Where brisk weather, vibrant forests and delicious farmers markets and orchards makes sure it feels, looks and tastes like fall.

Midwest: Michigan

"The upper peninsula of Pure Michigan! Copper Harbor and Tahquamenon Falls." – Michelle M.

Midwest: Indiana

"Indiana near the beautiful covered bridges". – L. Morrison

Midwest: Colorado

"I live in Colorado and a lot of local peeps go up on the Grand Mesa around color Sunday. All of the aspens, brush and other trees are very beautiful." – Shelli P.

West: Idaho

"McCall, Idaho!" – Alexis D.

Nowhere are the bursts of red and yellow more bright than beneath the aptly named Rainbow Bridge over the Payette River just two hours north of Boise.

West: Washington

"Seattle, Washington"  – Sarah K.

You don’t have to go far to see Autumnal hues, picnic and play in fallen leaves at Woodland Park (just south of the zoo) or stroll along nearby Bellevue Botanical Garden’s Lost Meadow loop.

Mid-Atlantic: North Carolina

"Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina." – David R.

Mid-Atlantic: West Virginia

"Highland Scenic Highway, Pocahontas County, W.V."– Carol S.

Mid-Atlantic: Virginia

"Charlottesville, Virginia (or better yet, at a nearby vineyard)." – Brian P.

Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania

"Bucks County, Pennsylvania!" – Jeff H.

Embark on a tour of Bucks County’s charming covered bridges (there are 12 in all) or getting a bird’s-eye view of the countryside with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon team!

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