When it comes to picking the best spots to view the colors of autumn, you might have a tough time coming up with a single list. We know we sure did. Which is why we compiled a second list of fall foliage destinations that we think are worthy of a visit (see our original list here). Of course everyone knows that each year, New England provides some of the best and most reliable fall color around, but the U.S. is full of wonderful places where the reds, oranges, and golds of the season entice leaf peepers from coast to coast.
So pack up the family, dust off your camera lenses, and hit the road to these 6 locations:
Big Pocono State Park
Near Tannersville, Pennsylvania, Big Pocono is a major destination for leaf hounds. Why? Because this 1,300-acre park is situated at the top of Camelback Mountain, which is part of the Pocono Mountain range. Visitors enjoy a scenic drive through the park, and the summit provides a gorgeous overlook of fall leaves for dozens of miles around. A trip to Big Pocono doesn’t necessarily have to end with the park, either. The entire Pocono region, extending southwest and north of Big Pocono State Park, is crazy with fall color and you can view it by horse, plane, train, zip line, or chair lift. Can’t get to PA in person? Visit one of the many live cameras! Plan your adventure here. Peak Viewing Times: 1st to 3rd Week of October.