Destinations With Beautiful Fall Leaves

Colorful leaves add even more visual interest to these incredible Destinations.
More than a quarter of Americans traveling between Labor Day and Thanksgiving seek out fall foliage, according to a 2017 AAA Destinations. While driving gives you the freedom to explore, spending the weekend stuck behind a line of vehicles on the best-known routes is a major nuisance. Instead, travel midweek or to an off-the-beaten-path destination.

Molly Stark Byway: Vermont

With roughly 75 percent forest cover, weekly fall festivals and more maple trees than any other state in the country, Vermont could easily be considered America’s harvest capital.

Kyoto Botanical Garden: Kyoto, Japan

Japan is renowned for its simply designed gardens, which use natural materials such as sand and stone to accentuate the beauty of their plants.

Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway: Arkansas

The vineyards, lakes and changing leaves of northwestern Arkansas are best appreciated along the 35-mile Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park: Buckhorn, Kentucky

The 1,200-acre Buckhorn Lake is the centerpiece of this eastern Kentucky park. In autumn, the redbuds, dogwoods and other tree species that cover the rolling hills around the lake begin to turn shades of orange.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Located just north of Michigan across the U.S.-Canada border, Sault Ste. Marie is a good base for visiting three of northern Ontario’s provincial parks: Pancake Bay, Batchawana Bay and Lake Superior.