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Best Fall Foliage Getaways Across The Country
Taking in the changing landscape of the season is one of the most popular fall getaway adventures. Here are some of this year’s best destinations to experience fall foliage in all its glory.
1. Blue Ridge Mountains – Georgia
Those living in the southeast can easily reach the Blue Ridge Mountains by car. With 106,000 acres of Chattahoochee National Forest, 300 miles of hiking trails and 100 miles of trout streams, Blue Ridge is the perfect place to experience fall foliage while exploring nature. The mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville offer some good options for lodging and dining to round out the perfect weekend.
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2. Finger Lakes – New York
The Finger Lakes are best known for producing excellent wine, particularly for world-renowned Rieslings–but a fall trip will quickly reveal another reason this destination is so popular. Picturesque views of fall foliage amongst the stunning backdrop of pristine lakes will be well worth the trip. Enjoy lake activities, fine dining options and quaint B&Bs.
3. Bar Harbor – Maine
Visitors from around the world come to Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park, for its amazing scenery, and the fall foliage never disappoints. This northeast destination also offers an abundance of options for shopping, dining, lodging and activities for the entire crew.
4. Taos – New Mexico
One of America’s foremost bona fide Art Colonies, Taos is also home to a majestic landscape encompassing the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge. “Drawn by clean air and mythical light, visitors come to New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest to experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape,” reads the taos.org website. Fall is a great time to visit and experience the changing leaves partnered with cooler temperatures.
5. Aspen – Colorado
Aspen isn’t just a ski destination, but a year-round getaway for nature lovers and adventure-seekers. The fall experience in Aspen is magical, with changing leaves, crisp temperatures and breathtaking sunsets, best viewed from the top of Aspen Mountain overlooking the Rocky Mountains.