This lovely display is perhaps at its most striking along the scenic byways of Vermont. Three-quarters of this northern state is covered in forests, providing plenty of canvas for the palette of autumn to come to life.
With stretches from 41 to 210 miles, Vermont’s roads are the perfect destination for a one-day trip or multi-day leaf-viewing venture. You’ll need a break to stretch your legs while taking in the sights, so plan a few stops along your route at one of the state’s many pick-your-own farms and orchards, historic sites, museums, or hiking trails.
If you go early in the season, hit the northern regions where fall colors will begin, spreading to the South toward the end of the season.