There are many amazing wonders to witness all across the world.
Pristine beaches, waterfalls, incredible mountain views and dry deserts are just some of those natural beauties. Another one is the fall foliage and the incredible changing colors of the leaves.
From Yosemite National Park to the Atlantic and Pacific beaches, America is a prime destination for some of nature’s greatest wonders.
But our fall foliage is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
So here are our five must-see destinations to experience illustrious scenes of fall.
Located largely in the western part of Virginia and parts of the panhandle of West Virginia, the Blue Ridge Mountains is the best place to catch sweeping views of leaves turning their colors.
Hit up Skyline Drive for the most breathtaking part of your foliage journey.
Other destinations in Virginia include Winchester, Harrisonburg and Harpers Ferry (in West Virginia).
Peak foliage: October 7-21.
Upstate New York
New York is almost always associated with New York City.
But there’s an enormous state to the north of it.
Upstate New York is magical.
And the state’s capital, Albany, is one of the best locales to witness the foliage.
Peak foliage: October 1-7.
Pennsylvania is another state to witness the breathtaking views of fall.
The Allegheny National Forest is incredible and is the place to go to see the foliage of the commonwealth.
Harrisburg, Altoona and Clearfield are also beautiful places to see the leaves turn.
Don’t forget to take a short drive through the great city of Pittsburgh while you’re at it.
Peak foliage: October 24-30.
Tennessee might just be the best place in the entire country to catch the foliage.
Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville are all THE places in this great state to blow you away.
This might come as a surprise, but one of the best ways to catch the leaves changing is to take I-40.
I-40 (from I-81 through Virginia) practically travels from corner to corner through all three of the state’s biggest cities.
But what makes it unique is it also takes you through the mountains, which illuminates the fall season in this beautiful state.
It is hundreds of miles, so don’t forget to fill up on gas before you go.
Peak foliage: October 12-25.
Unfortunately, Mont-Tremblant is not in the United States. It’s a great little village of our neighbors to the north.
Once you cross the U.S.-Canadian border, Montreal is about a ninety-minute drive.
From there, you’ll have to travel about another two hours north, but it’s entirely worth it.
The fall foliage in the French-Canadian province is nothing short of amazing.
And Mont-Tremblant is by far the best place to see it.
It’s like a little Swiss village tucked away in the mountains. You can tell by the architecture.
But the best way to see it is to take the ski lift over to the Casino de Mont-Tremblant.
It’s a colorful explosion that might just be the equivalent of seeing the Northern Lights in real life.
Pictures just don’t do it justice.
Peak foliage: Sept. 21-October 10.
Remember, the best time to catch the wonder of the changing seasons is during late September through early November.
So plan a 3-day weekend, pack a picnic basket and a blanket, and hit the road!
(h/t Proud American Traveler)