When the air becomes brisk, vibrant fall colors come out in full force in these 5 charming towns. From the east coast to the west coast, check out our favorite places in America to enjoy the autumn pleasures.
Stowe, Vermont is nestled in Mount Mansfield and it is loved by many winter sport fanatics. Stowe also offers picture-perfect views in the fall. Hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing are some of the outdoor activities you can participate in to admire the fall colors. Or you can let Mother Earth treat you with delicious vibrant fall leaves while you cruise to the highest peak in Vermont in a gondola. If you are lucky to be in town for the Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin (VTPC) Festival, join in on the fall competition!
John Denver spoke the truth when he referred to Aspen as his Sweet Rocky Mountain Paradise in his song “Starwood in Aspen.” Aspen glows with golden leaves of aspen trees in the fall. Take a scenic drive to the iconic Maroon Bells (It’s fair to say Maroon Bells is one of the most photographed spot!) Fly fishing is another great way to enjoy the pristine beauty of Aspen. So cast a line into the Frying Pan River or the Roaring Fork River and catch that enormous trout!
Bend is a delightful small city located in the center of Oregon. Spend an afternoon canoeing or kayaking in the river or lakes to see bursts of red, orange and yellow. If you just can’t get enough of the energetic reds, go to the popular downtown spot, Mirror Pond. As the name suggests, you will be able to see double the beauty in the reflection of the calm water.
Northern California is blessed with beautiful colors in the fall. Redding, CA is a city in Shasta Cascade surrounded by national forests and parks. Breathe in the fresh air on the riverfront trails or Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Be sure to take a walk across the Sundial Bridge: look down to see the crystal clear Sacramento River or look up to see the river lined with stunning fall sceneries.
Traverse City, MI
Traverse City is on the shores of Lake Michigan. The blue water of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with the contrasting bright red, orange and yellow of the forests will take your breath away. And don’t let the season get away before you indulge your palate with award-winning Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Gorgio. Fall is wine harvest season, so be sure to visit the scenic wineries in the area.