Sep 28, 2011 00:40 - Regina Falkowski | 4,150 views
It’s that time of year again. The smell of cinnamon is in the air. The air becomes cool and crisp. Everything from coffee to candles comes in pumpkin flavor. Best of all, the leaves begin to transform and put on a brilliant show of color. Yes, it is autumn, which is by far my favorite season.
I am lucky enough to be living in New England where fall foliage is outside my door every day during the season, but if you are planning on visiting an area where fall foliage takes place here are some great activities and destinations for experiencing the true splendor of autumn.
Vermont is one of the best places to visit for a hike in the mountains. It’s not called the “Green Mountain State” for nothing. These breathe taking mountains play a major role in Vermont’s tourism. Vermont is a great place for outdoor lovers to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Best of all many hikes require little or no skill level so anyone can enjoy a nature trek through Vermont’s colorful countryside.
Virginia offers mountain trail riding at its best. Ride through the mountains on horseback and view the vibrant colors across the state. Enjoy miles of riding trails through Virginia during one of the most scenic times of the year. Horseback riding is a great adventure for families and people of all ages. Nothing is better than open skies above, fresh air and a good horse beneath you.
Going on a bike tour in North Carolina is a great active and scenic activity for the fall. Pedal your way through miles of roads and trails full of fall foliage. The mountains in North Carolina offer great bike rides with amazing views. Breathe in the crisp autumn air on a North Carolina bike tour.
Nothing will bring you closer to the outdoors and the fall foliage than camping in New York. Wake up to the birds chirping and the sun beaming through the turning leaves. You can dabble in any outdoor activity such as hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing since the outdoors are right at your doorstep.
If you are not much of an outdoor enthusiast then maybe a romantic getaway in Maine is the vacation for you. View the fall foliage from inside a cozy bed and breakfast or an authentic restaurant serving the fresh autumn harvest. Take a scenic ride through the countryside or relax and read a book under the transforming tree tops.
Whether you want to embark on an outdoor adventure or kick back on a relaxing vacation fall is a great time for any traveler.