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10 Incredible Places To See Fall Foliage + U.S. States With The Best Colors

fall-foliage-photo-by-muffinman71xx.jpg Fall foliage is taking the stage and beginning its beautiful spread across the northeastern and western United States.

So where are the best places to see fall colors?

The Huffington Post suggests 10 great places to enjoy colorful fall foliage (in no particular order):

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • The Catskills in New York
  • Columbia River Gorge Oregon
  • Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee & North Carolina
  • Ohio (No place in particular is mentioned, though the eastern Foothills are pretty.)
  • Eastern areas of Quebec Canada
  • Lake of the Ozarks Missouri
  • Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
  • Colorado (The mountains are beautiful places to see the fall colors!)
  • The Rocky Mountains

10 Great Places to Start A Fall Foliage Tour

The folks at suggest these as the best starting places for a tour of the colorful countryside:

  1. Asheville, NC
  2. Albany, NY
  3. Lancaster, OH
  4. Wausau, WI
  5. Bloomington, IN
  6. Torrington, CT
  7. Glasgow, KY
  8. Decatur, AL
  9. Castle Rock, CO
  10. Duluth, MN

Best States For Viewing Fall Foliage

Beginning in early September and lasting through November, millions of trees from sea to shining sea will be displaying bold colors of red, gold, yellow, orange, and purple.

Maine is where some of the earliest color pops up each year, so if you just can’t wait until the colors show up in your area, head to New England to see some of the finest colors that Mother Nature has to offer!

TIP: While taking the interstate is a great way to quickly get where you want to go, it’s the back roads that provide some of the most stunning fall color tours.


Following are the states where fall foliage will turn brightest and when… from coast to coast:

Click each state to see the best places to go!

New England / East Coast




Pacific Northwest


Here’s the Fall Foliage Report: Tips For Tracking The Fall Colors