From the leaves to the waters, nobody delivers spectacular falls like Niagara USA! Each October the blazing reds, yellows and oranges of Niagara Falls State Park come together in a jaw-dropping display of nature's beauty. And that's just the opening act of the dramatic outdoor adventures you'll find throughout the region this autumn. Don't miss out on all the beauty! Plan an unforgettable weekend escape and take a fall trip so gorgeous you'll be talking about it for months to come!.


There are many excellent ways to experience the splendor of the season at the "Best Recreational Lake in the Nation," from self-guided scenic driving tours to languid cruises on the Lake of the Ozarks, hiking in the area's state parks to playing a round at one of 13 championship golf courses, fighting fish in a colorful cove or taking in the scenery from a favorite lakeside restaurant. However visitors decide to spend their time at the Lake, they will want to bring their cameras because they'll be in for a treat during one of the most visually stunning times of the year in the Ozarks.  

New England

In so many ways, New England’s fall foliage is both the backdrop and top billing for the annual autumn experience. Vermont and the Maine mountains down to the Mid-Coast may be best bets this year. In this warmer scenario, in the areas of more severe drought the brightest and most consistent colors will be seen in river valleys, near lake shores and on north facing slopes. In summary, the generally warm and dry conditions over the past year have set the stage for an early autumn. If cool weather emerges in a timely fashion, we could be in for a year of brief, intense, and bright colors. If the warm weather remains persistent into autumn, the best colors will be found in areas that have received the most consistent rainfall. As colder temperatures arrive, conditions will race towards peak in the areas that typically turn earliest. The area from Stowe, Vermont, over to the Northeast Kingdom should be looking good, with greens, reds and oranges mixing in generally pre-peak conditions. In New Hampshire, the western White Mountains—starting in Lincoln and extending north along Rte. 3 all the way to the Canadian border —should offer prime leaf peeping now, and the area of color should continue to expand. The mountains from Rangeley up to the Carrabassett Valley will have the best color in the state of Maine.  Visit NewEngland.com’s fall page for weekly updated fall foliage forecasts and reports.

Land Between the Lakes

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to visit and enjoy the cooler days and changing seasons while enjoying the autumn colors of your national forest. Drive the public access roads that wind through Land Between The Lakes. Visitors can also hike, bike, ride on horseback or ATVs on hundreds of miles of designated trails. Temperature, light, and water supply trigger the natural process that cause leaves to turn from green to the stunning display of colors seen during the fall. These factors also influence the degree and duration of fall colors. The timing of the color changes varies by species. Blackgums and sumacs usually turn first. Tulip poplars, sweetgums, sassafras, and maples follow soon after. Oak leaves turn last, long after other species have already shed their leaves. >MORE


San Juan Mountains, CO

In October, the aspens and oaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains gild the slopes so brilliantly it’s like Project Runway for trees. Choose from two great scenic drives to take it all in: the San Juan Skyway or the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway.

Leaf Peeping - Continued



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