Fall Foliage Map

Every fall, nature wows us with vibrant displays of red, yellow and orange foliage. From coast to coast, many enjoy the beautiful sights of our nation's changing seasons from early September through November.

Even though New England may be top of mind for viewing autumn colors, there are many other beautiful landscapes to visit as well.

The Catskills, New York

Located near the southeast corner of New York, the six-county Catskill region is home to 35 mountain peaks and six major river systems ' all teaming with dense, vibrant hillsides.

The Catskills display the vibrant oranges, reds and yellows of American Mountain Ash, Red Maple and Bitternut Hickory from mid- to late-September through late-October.

With more than 6,000 square miles of accessible landscape, the Catskills can be enjoyed as a romantic weekend for two, or a relaxing trip with the whole family at one of the area's many B&Bs.

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited national parks during the autumn months.

From early October to early November, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is blanketed with fall colors. The mountainous landscape hosts more than 100 species of fall foliage, including Scarlet Oaks, Sweetgums, Maples and Hickories. The wide variety creates a beautiful display of crimson, gold, orange and purple.

With more than 800 miles of hiking trails, Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes for an adventurous family getaway.

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

With more than 225 year-round campsites, Lake of the Ozarks State Park offers an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy some of the Midwest's autumn colors.

Campers can enjoy the landscape's peak foliage season from mid- to late-October. As the sun sets on the lake, vibrant golds and mahoganies from Sycamores and Maples brighten the hills along the lake's shoreline.

At Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy the autumn colors through a variety of activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking.

Mount Hood, Oregon

The foothills of Mount Hood are home to one of the largest fruit-producing areas of the state, making this area's bountiful fall foliage a true sight to behold.

In just a few hours by car, you can take in a variety of landscapes, including the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge.

From mid-September to mid-October, the 80-mile Columbia River Gorge's Firs, Cottonwoods, Big-Leaf Maples, Oregon Ash and Twisted Pines start to show vibrant shades of gold and bronze.

 

The Dirt from Troy-Bilt®
September 2016