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.

Image credits: BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: GETTY IMAGES; ROUTE 100: GETTY IMAGES; COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE: DANITA DELIMONT/GETTY IMAGES; HAYWARD LAKES: ALAMY; WINNSBORO: COURTESY OF JERRIE SUTPHIN

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