Five Fall Drives
Catch the crisp autumnal colors with these amazing road trips.
1. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, VA & NC
SEE: The 469 miles from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina is prime turning-leaf territory.
2. ROUTE 100, VT
SEE: The roads from Canada to Massachusetts pass along the edge of the Green Mountains. Stop in on quaint towns like Stowe and Killington.
3. COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR
SEE: The Columbia River Highway runs along the water and next to towering cliffs. Head west from The Dalles, finishing up in picturesque Portland.
4. HAYWARD LAKES, WI
SEE: After casting a line in fishing haven Hayward Lake, head north along Route 63, where the changing maples, aspens and tamaracks will stun you.
5. WINNSBORO, TX
SEE: The gold and rust leaves of oaks and elms draw a crowd to East Texas, where weekend activities range from world-class camping to farmers markets.