*This post originally appeared on ryanhemphill.net
Soon summer will be over, and the leaves will start to fall. If you live in the Eastern United States, you are in the prime location to experience the best that fall has to offer. Keep reading to learn about some of the top fall travel destinations.
The Green Mountain State has some of the best fall foliage on the East Coast. According to Vermont’s official tourism website, 75% of the state is covered in forests, and the state has “the highest percentage of vibrant maple trees in the country” (Vermont). Wherever you go in the state, you will not be disappointed by the colors that you see. Each year the tourism website releases a fall foliage report. Take a look at last year’s list to get some ideas on where you should visit this year. And check out this page for some of the best ”foliage tips.”
New York is another great destination for fall foliage and activities. Whether you are in the city or exploring the rest of the state, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable fall adventure. The ILoveNY website has a helpful list of different activities that you can do during autumn, including a weekend getaway page. The weekend getaway page lists 4 different trip ideas, and everything is planned out from where you should eat to which parks you should visit. It’s a great resource for travelers who have trouble planning their trips.
While this destination isn’t located in the Eastern United States, it deserves a mention. Quebec borders the two states mentioned above. One place worth visiting is Jacques-Cartier National Park which is located 30 minutes from Quebec City. The park features over 60 miles of hiking trails. During autumn the surrounding trees come alive with vibrant color. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the fall. The Quebec tourism website recommenders 3 “renowned mountain bike destinations.”
One of the most popular cities to visit in the country is Montreal. The city features a number of parks that won’t disappoint visitors that seek fall foliage. Mount Royal Park, in particular, has some of the best autumn views in the city. Take a look at this site for more Montreal travel inspiration.
If you prefer to head south during the fall, make sure to pass through North Carolina. In addition to the beautiful foliage you’ll encounter, you can also enjoy one of the state’s many fall music festivals. Here’s a handy list of 8 festivals that take place during September and October. Asheville is a popular destination to visit in autumn due to the many waterfalls in the area. Nature lovers will be blown away by the combination of spectacular waterfalls surrounded by brilliant fall colors.