You have been saying you were going to do it for years. Now, you have decided, this is the year you will finally make that idyllic trip to one of the classic destinations to witness the magic of the autumn leaves changing color. Sure, it’s not easy, because there are only certain prime destinations. There are more than you might think, however. All it takes is a little pre-planning.
Luckily, you still have a chance as long as you act now. Here is our lineup of the best traditional destinations to watch it all go down:
Green Mountains, Vermont
This stunning range of mountains, which runs from the border with Massachusetts in the south to the border of Quebec, Canada, to the north, spans about 250 miles. The name of the range isn’t hyperbole, either. When they all begin to slowly change colors, the ensuing theater is almost beyond belief. One does have to see it to believe it.
Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts
The southern extension of that same mountain range is called the Berkshires in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Because they are a little further south, they offer a slightly later show. Like Vermont, though, the western portion of Massachusetts is extremely rural and wooded, offering a seemingly endless view of greens, reds, oranges and yellows you won’t soon forget.
Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
There is no doubt that New England is the classic destination for viewing fall foliage, but don’t forget that by mid-November, the show is usually over that far north. Asheville and its surrounding mountains offer one of the longest foliage seasons in the country. Coupled with the legendary azure hue of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the kaleidoscope of colors can be breathtaking.
Wait, what? Well, with the advent of the Internet, the videos of YouTube and other services has made so much possible. So here is a novel idea to wow yourselves and your friends and family back home. Book a trip to one of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful tropical destinations, the Cayman Islands, and watch the fall foliage in real time on your laptop while you soak up the warmth of the Caribbean sun and watch it disappear into the azure-blue waters. We bet you’ll be the envy of all.
So don’t sit around thinking about it anymore, because the window of opportunity is closing. Luckily, you’re just a few clicks away.