8 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States

Northeast Kingdom in Vermont

It has an annual fall foliage festival and the Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival with a craft market, bluegrass festival, and procession.

Saranac Lake, New York

The Adirondacks enjoy one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the Northeast, from mid-September to mid-October.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio

Waterfalls dot this gorgeous countryside between Cleveland and Akron. A picturesque railroad runs through it so you can relax and enjoy the scenery.

Traverse City, Michigan

This northern town on Lake Michigan has peak foliage in mid-October, though leaves can change as early as September.

North Conway, New Hampshire

Enjoy more than 34 miles of beautiful landscape and fall color on the Kancamagus Highway in the rocky White Mountains. 

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville is an autumn color paradise at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, but Shenandoah National Park is a must-see. 

McKenzie Pass, Oregon

This 82-mile round takes three to five hours and offers the greatest lava flow in the Northwest, red and yellow maples, aspen groves, pines and firs, snowy volcanic peaks, and more.

Franklin, Tennessee

This little community south of Nashville has civil war history, antique stores, and lovely fall foliage in early November.