Ten Best Fall Foliage Road Trips of 2013

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Hudson Valley in New York                          (Pic by Dutchess County Tourism)

According to the Travelchannel.com, we’ve got ten pretty awesome road trips for 2013 showcasing some amazing autumn colors that you may want to consider taking before winter sets in.  Whether you’ve got a new car or your classic cruiser with its used engine, plan your date, pack  your gear and don’t forget your camera!  For maps and more pics, check the link above.

Hudson Valley, New York

If you crave sweeping vistas, meandering roads and lots of barns, this is the drive for you.  Stated as “some of the most beautiful land you’ll ever set your eyes on.” by Samantha brown of Travel Host.

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

You can enjoy two foliage heritage tours in Maryland at the Deep Creek Lake and view some breathtaking scenes before you jount back to the visitors center.  This is a superb 90-minute loop

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Totally worth the drive before October ends is the Harper’s Ferry.  Bring the kids and catch the Jefferson Rock hike to enjoy the view looking over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Route 112, New Hampshire

If you want some incredible pictures, take Route 112 west past the small fanciful town of Woodstock on to the Beaver Pond at Kinsman Notch.  The little side roads to explore is the best part.

Route 7, Vermont

The height of the colors in the stretch of the valley north of Bennington, you will find many maples and birch trees to take your breath away. Best in mid October, so plan your trip soon!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin

The designs of Frank Lloyd Wright are perfect in the Fall and actually quite mind-blowing when set against the developing foliage.

Twain’s Great River Road, Mississippi to Hannibal, MO

For those who love Tom Sawyer-like adventures, it isn’t hard to see where Twain found his inspiration when you drive down the Mississippi to Hannibal

Ricketts Glen State Park, Northeast Pennsylvania

When the birch and sugar maple trees begin to turn that dynamic orange, yellow, and red – that is the perfect time for a drive down Route 29 and Rout 487 through the Rickets Glen State Park.  You can see a total of 22 waterfalls and stunning trees over 200 years old.  Bring your camera for truly dazzling photos. 

Skyline Drive, Virginia

One of the best fall get-aways would be the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Natl Park.  You will fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the many overlooks for snapping pics. 

Lake Wallenpaupack, Northeast Pennsylvania

Cruise along Lake Wallenpaupack for some of earth’s most yummy eye-candy, and pause in Hawley for some lunch before you take the hour long scenic boat cruise around the lake for some of your best photos ever.