East Coast USA Fall Foliage Road Trip Ideas

Dusting off my favorite road trip car games, with a list of east coast road trip attractions, we headed east. It was my goal to hit as many scenic drives as possible.

If you want to see the most vibrant fall foliage on the East Coast, you need to travel during the peak leaf-changing season, which is around six weeks between September and October.

The Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway in Maine

The trail runs along the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains and is famous for its eye-popping yellow, gorgeous burnt orange, and fiery red fall landscapes.

Anyone in the local area will instantly refer to this area for those wanting to see the best fall landscapes.

The Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire

The crowds along the entire route taking pictures during the fall season are a testament to the area’s beauty. Kane winds its way from Conway to Lincoln.

The Green Mountain Byway in Vermont

Vermont is known for its gorgeous fall season. The Green Mountain Byway is 11 miles long and runs from Waterbury to Stowe at the northern edge of Vermont.

Massachusetts is not one to be left out of the fall foliage parade. The Mohawk Trail is a gorgeous 70-mile route that runs from Williamstown, MA, to Athol.

The Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts

The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than 460 miles long, so it offers plenty of gorgeous destinations along the way to see incredible fall colors.

A Fall Road Trip on the East Coast

The fall season on the east coast is a special time of the year that can’t be beaten anywhere else in the US.

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