By Lindsay Seventko, American Forests
Fall is finally here! To celebrate, here are the best fall foliage views from across the country. Whether you’re looking to experience a remote vista or an urban forest that brings the rainbow of autumn colors to your city’s center, here are the forests best experienced during fall’s beautiful transformation.
Blue Ridge Parkway — North Carolina to Virginia
The Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic drive any time of year, but during mid- to late-October is the ideal time to visit, with vista after breathtaking vista of mountainsides and valleys flush in a canvas of bright red, orange and yellow foliage. Instead of picking a single destination on the parkway, aim to drive a large section at a time. The varied terrain and elevation will show you a variety of predominant colors and forest composition.