Popular Leaf Peeping Drives

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If you’re looking for the perfect venues to take in all of autumn’s changing colors, here are a few suggestions:

Arizona: Coconino National Forest
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California: Inyo National Forest
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Colorado: Gunnison National Forest
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North Carolina: Pisgah National Forest
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Oregon: Willamette National Forest
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Pennsylvania: Allegheny National Forest
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Vermont: Green Mountain National Forest
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Wisconsin: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
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In Maine, Acadia National Park’s famed 27-mile Park Loop Road is one of the most spectacular places to see the autumnal leaf extravaganza on the east coast. This drive, completed in 1953, “remains of the most stunning drives in America” according to Jaimes Kaiser, author of the definitive work, Acadia: The Complete Guide.
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Don’t Forget Your Own Back Yard
Particularly with fuel prices as high as they are, make a special effort this year to find the beautiful foliage near you. Check out all the Web sites above. Look at your map to locate the forested areas in your local national forest lands as well as your state and county parks. I had always wanted to go to New England in the fall. However, I learned my lesson after I had finally visited New England and was enthralled with the rich reds, oranges, and yellows. I described the experience to my stay-at-home-you-won’t-catch-me-in-an-RV-ever(!) old friend, who lives outside of Columbus, Ohio. She said, “You know, Alice, I just walk out my back door and look at the old maple tree as it turns to a rich red color, and I have the fall foliage I dreamed about when we were growing up in the tenements of New York City.”

KOA also suggests looking at these fantastic Canadian leaf-peeping locales.
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This information was taken from an article written by Alice Zyetz, who has authored or co-authored several ebooks including “The Roadmap to Affordable Retirement.” It first appeared on roadtripamerica.com, and is published by KOA with full permission.