There’s no better way to catch the leaves changing this Fall than with a good ol’ fashioned road trip. Discover a few highways and byways you need to see to believe this season:
State Route 260 – Arizona
Located on the Arizona-New Mexico border, the White Mountains come alive in Autumn thanks to an elevation of more than 11,000 ft. and a colorful mix of pine, spruce, and aspen. Travel along the scenic State Route 260 starting in Pinetop-Lakeside for some of the best Fall color in the Southwest. If you have the time, take a detour on FR 117 towards the fire lookout on Greens Peak to get a bird’s eye view.
Illinois River Road – Illinois
One of the Midwest’s most scenic road trips starts within easy driving distance of Chicago. Starved Rock State Park is just the beginning; follow along the Illinois River to Havana before looping back and passing through Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area. With black and white oak trees, red cedar, and waterfalls galore, Matthiessen State Park is the perfect final stop. Your stomach will thank you for building time into your schedule to stop at the farm stands, craft markets, and orchards along the route.
Old King’s Highway – Massachusetts
Stretching from Chatham to Provincetown, the Cape Cod National Seashore boasts some of the best leaf–peeping in Massachusetts. Follow Route 6A, known as Old King’s Highway, along the coast for an introduction to everything New England has to offer in the Fall, including colorful maple and aspen trees, cranberry bogs, and some of the most picturesque villages in the country.
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