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Unforgettable Fall Foliage Drives

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Seeing autumn foliage is one of the best reasons to fuel up and hit the road. Nature’s display of dazzling colors and beautiful views are breathtaking. We’ve outlined some of the best drives to see autumn and all its red, orange and gold glory.

Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Location: New Hampshire
Best Time: Mid-September — Mid October
Foliage Update: www.kancamagushighway.com
This road cuts right through the White Mountains to give travelers a stunning view during fall foliage season. There is a reason why it’s so popular for travelers. To fit in with locals, call it “The Kanc” but whatever you call it, its untouched beauty will leave you speechless.
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Olympic Peninsula Loop

Credit: Photo courtesy of Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau

Location: Washington
Best Time: Late September — Mid October
Foliage Update: www.olympicpeninsula.org
You will see a variety of sites including rivers, oceans, forests, glacier-capped peaks and more on this stunning drive. Consider spending two days traveling this loop to experience its rugged beauty.

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Tioga Road, Yosemite National Park

Location: California
Best Time: November
Foliage Update: www.californiafallcolor.com
Explore Yosemite National Park in California for an amazing spectacle of fall color and outstanding natural beauty.
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Skyline Drive

Location: Virginia
Best Time: Early- to Mid-October
Foliage Update: www.visitskylinedrive.org
This National Scenic Byway located in Shenandoah National Park provides 75 scenic overlooks for your enjoyment. You’ll feel like you are “riding the sky” on this magnificent mountain road.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Location: Virginia/North Carolina
Best Time: October
Foliage Update: www.blueridgeparkway.org
Go from Skyline Drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway connecting Shenandoah National Park with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy epic views of foliage along one of the U.S.’s most treasured byways.

Enjoy cruising these beautiful roads to see the season’s foliage. Whether you’re a leaf-peeper or just out for a Sunday jaunt, let us know where you love to drive to see the spectacular autumn colors!

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