Best Autumn Drives

Massachusetts is renowned for its breathtaking autumn drives as its landscape of old deciduous trees turn gorgeous, bright shades of burgundy and gold. A popular drive in the western side of the state is on Route 2, which is known as Mohawk Trail. It wends its way through picturesque towns in the area known as The Berkshires along an old Native American trail. The towns of Williamstown, Deerfield, Shelbourne, Colrain, Charlemont, and Shelburne Falls offer quintessentially New England bed and breakfasts and local diners with stick-to-your-ribs seasonal fare. Leaf through available tourism information to identify seasonal festivals and discounts that celebrate this popular time of year in this region.


Any Minnesota travel brochure would be sure to highlight the city of Stillwater. Located on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, Stillwater gives its residents and visitors an amazing sight of painted trees each fall. Folks can travel on Minnesota State Highway 95, which follows the St. Croix as it twists and winds its way along the bluffs and valleys. After a sightseeing trip, the city offers an various assortment of restaurants and fine dining including the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter which specializes in serving German food. There are a number of bed and breakfasts within the city and Stillwater has numerous bookstores in town.


Guide books concerning fall colors would certainly be incomplete without showcasing the Colorado Road 13 near Aspen, Colorado. Aspen, named after the Aspen tree, is a wonderful place for families to experience the pinnacle of autumn color with its plethora of Aspen trees. In addition, Colorado Road 13 offers travelers the fantastic sight of the Maroon Bells, two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. Its beauty is particularly highlighted during the autumn season. Sometimes it can be distracting to drive and enjoy the colors, but Aspen provides bus service to Maroon Bells so drivers can enjoy the sights.


United States Route 20, in the state of Oregon, offers folks a leisurely and beautiful fall foliage drive through the northwest section of the state. Through its winding, twists and turns, US 20 displays the epic wonder of amazing fall colors. The town of Corvallis, Latin for “heart of the valley”, has an annual Corvallis Fall Festival that features food, entertainment, a fine arts exhibit and much more. The Hanson Country Inn in Corvallis, offers guests a terrific bed and breakfast which charming décor and a yard which celebrates the seasons; especially the autumn colors.

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