Top 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage

Autumn is a beautiful time of year with all of the shades of yellow, orange, and red leaves that can be seen in some states.

Top Ten Fall Foilage
Photo courtesy of Adam Watson

Are you wondering what areas of the country to include on your leaf peeping to-do list? Here are some of the best places to see fall foliage.

Top 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage

  1. Salem, Massachusetts

    Salem comes alive with vibrant colors during the months of fall! You’ll be able to take in the beautiful fall scenery, all while enjoying a city that’s rich with history and fun fall festivities!

  2. Fall FoilageCatskills, NY

    The Catskill Mountains are one of the most beautiful places to witness the changing leaves! The Kaaterskill Falls, Pepacton Reservoir, and Alder Lake are just a few of the gorgeous places to see here in autumn.

  3. The Poconos, Pennsylvania

    Known for its beautiful fall foliage, the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania are a sight to see in autumn. From the scenic Delaware Water Gap to Bushkill Falls, you will find plenty of photo opportunities in this area!

  4. Portland, Oregon

    While it may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fall leaves, Portland is a great place to enjoy the autumn season. Downtown Portland and the Hawthorne Bridge over the Willamette River are some of the beautiful places you won’t want to miss!

  5. Eastern Tennessee

    Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, which are all located in Eastern Tennessee, are some of the best places to witness the changing leaves! When you visit in fall, you can experience the Great Smoky Mountains at the most beautiful time of year!

  6. Burlington, Vermont


    Beautiful Fall
    Photo credit: Robin O’Neal Smith

    Undeniably one of the most gorgeous New England cities in fall, there are so many places to witness the scenic fall foliage! Lake Champlain and Church Street Marketplace are just two of the places you will want to include on your to-see list!

  7. Bar Harbor, Maine

    This New England state is known for its beautiful fall foliage! Bar Harbor is a great place to observe the vibrant fall colors. You’ll want to see Cadillac Mountain, which is located within Acadia National Park.

  8. Lake Tahoe, California

    With locations in California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a great place to enjoy fall! The changing leaves will make a beautiful backdrop against the lake and mountain scenery!

  9. Davis, West Virginia

    When you visit Davis, you’ll get to witness the changing leaves in the gorgeous Allegheny Mountains. You won’t want to miss out on Blackwater Falls State Park, where you will get to see the beautiful fall colors amidst beautiful waterfalls!

  10. Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania


    Fall Adam Watson
    Photo Credit: Adam Watson

    This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning my home area. The beautiful colors reflecting in the lake are a sign to behold.  A hidden treasure of Pennsylvania in the fall.

These are just a few of the best places to see fall foliage! No matter what state you live in, there’s probably a nearby location where you can see the beauty of autumn!



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Robin Smith
Robin is a wife and the mother of a 20-year-old son. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, social networking, blogging, and cooking. She is a blogger, editor, freelance writer and works full-time as the Chief Information Officer for a school district.

She blogs about life, family, food, healthy living and travel.

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