The beauty of autumn in the United States is well known and can be enjoyed in many states. When it comes to choosing the most spectacular state during this season, it will depend largely on your personal preferences and what you are looking to experience.
However, some states are particularly famous for their spectacular autumn landscapes and all the possibilities they offer. In this article, from Corbeto’s we will take a look at some of the most outstanding states to enjoy autumn at its best.
Autumn in the USA: Vermont and its majestic nature
The state of Vermont is famous for its autumnal landscapes, with rolling hills and mountains covered with deciduous trees that are tinged with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. Quaint towns and rural farms complete the idyllic picture. Vermont is located in the northeastern region of the United States, in New England. It is bordered on the north by Canada, on the east by New Hampshire, on the south by Massachusetts, and on the west by New York. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier, and its largest city is Burlington.
Green Mountains National Forest, Lake Champlain, the picturesque mountain town of Stowe, and Woodstock, another beautiful historic town with colonial architecture, unique stores and a charming atmosphere, are some of the highlights of the state of Vermont.
Maine: natural parks and rugged coastline
The state of Maine offers breathtaking panoramic views of autumn leaves in its extensive forests and along its coastline. Maine is located in the northeastern region of the United States, in the New England region. It is bordered on the north and east by Canada (Quebec and New Brunswick provinces), on the west by the state of New Hampshire and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Maine is Augusta, and the largest city is Portland.
Acadia National Park, Portland Head Lighthouse, the coastal town of Bar Harbor, the Boothbay Peninsula, the popular Old Orchard Beach, Baxter National Park and seafood cuisine are Maine’s main attractions.
New Hampshire: nature, history, and adventure
The Lakes and Mountains region of New Hampshire is another destination of choice for fall foliage viewing. The state of New Hampshire is located in the northeastern region of the United States, in the New England region. It is bordered on the north by Canada (province of Quebec), on the east by Maine, on the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Massachusetts, and on the west by Vermont. The capital of New Hampshire is Concord, and its largest city is Manchester.
New Hampshire is known for its natural beauty, mountains, lakes and outdoor activities. White Mountain National Park, Lake Winnipesaukee, the coastal and historic city of Portsmouth, Monadnock State Park, Franconia Notch State Park, the Mont Shire Science Museum, and scenic routes such as Route 112 are the main attractions of this state.
New York: more than a big city
Although New York City is world famous, New York State also boasts stunning rural areas that offer spectacular fall scenery. During the fall season, the leaves create a palette of reds, yellows and oranges that attract visitors from around the world.
The Catskill Mountains, the Adirondack Park, the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes region, the Thousand Islands region, Taconic State Park and Cayuga Lake are New York’s most beautiful rural settings to enjoy in the fall.
Colorado: natural beauty in its purest form
Colorado offers a wide range of outdoor activities and is a popular destination to visit in the fall due to its breathtaking scenery and the spectacular display of fall colors in the Rocky Mountains.
The state of Colorado is located in the western region of the United States, in the central part of the Rocky Mountain range. It is bordered on the north by Wyoming, on the east by Nebraska and Kansas, on the south by Oklahoma and New Mexico, and on the west by Utah. The capital of Colorado is Denver, which is also the largest city in the state.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, Mesa Verde National Park, the Peak to Peak and Millennium Scenic Byway and rafting or kayaking trips through the Colorado River Gorge are the main attractions of this state in the fall.
Michigan: vibrant colors and seasonal activities
The state of Michigan is located in the north-central region of the United States, in the Great Lakes region. It is bordered on the north by Lake Superior, on the east by Lake Huron, on the southeast by Lake Erie, and on the west by Lake Michigan, for which the state is named. Michigan also shares land borders with Indiana and Ohio to the south and Wisconsin to the west. The capital of Michigan is Lansing, but the largest city is Detroit.
Michigan is a beautiful place to visit in the fall because of its abundant foliage and the variety of activities offered during this season. The Upper Peninsula State Park, Huron-Manistee National Forests and Sleeping Bear Dunes State Park, tours of the Leelanau Vineyards and Old Mission Peninsula, the M-22 and M-119 Scenic Byways, Fall Festivals, and hiking and biking are the most recommended activities to enjoy in Michigan during the fall.
North Carolina: dreamy mountains, rivers and forests
The state of North Carolina is located in the southeastern region of the United States, on the Atlantic coast. It is bordered on the north by Virginia, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by South Carolina and on the west by Tennessee. The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh, but its largest city is Charlotte.
North Carolina is a lovely place to visit in the fall due to its pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. The most remarkable places to visit and the most recommended activities are: the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic road that winds through the Appalachian Mountains, the Grandfather Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, both ideal for hiking, the Biltmore Estate, a historic mansion and one of the largest attractions in America, the Pisgah National Forest, the beaches of the outer coast as Outer Banks and Emerald Isle, the Fall Festivals and biking trails.
Massachusetts: history, culture and natural landscapes
The state of Massachusetts is located in the northeastern region of the United States, in the New England region. It is bordered on the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and on the west by New York. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the largest city in the state.
Massachusetts is a beautiful destination to visit in the fall due to its rich history, beautiful scenery and stunning displays of fall colors. The most recommended places to visit in Massachusetts during the fall are: Boston, the mountainous region of the Berkshires, the Cape Cod Peninsula with its picturesque beaches and charming seaside towns, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands, Cape Cod National Park, the famous town of Salem, which celebrates Witchcraft Month in the fall, and Route 2 and Route 6A, which offer breathtaking views.
Each of these states has its own charm and beauty during autumn. Whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable fall experience, and at Corbeto’s you’ll find everything you need to make sure your suitcase is up to the task: cowboy boots, Blundstone boots for your hikes in the woods and other natural settings, cowboy hats that will protect you from the elements, western shirts ideal for fall, cowboy-inspired jeans, bandanas, gloves, caps, cowboy belts …. Perfect luggage for an autumn trip you won’t forget.