Summer comes and summer goes, but the trip planning and passport-stamping should never stop. Here are a few top destinations that you should consider to see fall foliage:
Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada – You do realize that Canada has a maple leaf on its flag, right? That’s probably a good sign that our friends across the border know something about fall. Fly into Montreal and drive north about 1.5 hours to witness hues of red, orange, green and more. Maple, birch, fir, spruce..take your pick of trees. This area is an all-season getaway for Canadians looking to escape the hustle and bustle. While there, you can hike, take the lift for panoramic views, or enjoy the serenity of fresh water lakes. Take an extended peak at the Mont Tremblant area if you think you might come back to hit the ski slopes. You’ll certainly want to bring an extra charger for your phone and camera since you’ll likely be photo-happy.
Bavaria, Germany – Unless you’re planning a very last minute trip, the time for wearing lederhosen and dirndls, eating bratwursts, and drinking beer is quickly coming to an end. Oktoberfest 2019 will wrap up this Sunday, Oct 6th. That’s ok though because there is so much more culture and scenery to enjoy in and around Munich. After a quick stop in Marienplatz, head to the woods and hike one of the trails that lead to Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairytale view brought to life before your very eyes. If you prefer to stay closer to the city, the Englischer Garten or West Park provide acres and acres of where you want to be. Need more water in your life? Hop on a bike and cycle along the River Isar. Want more than Munich? Nature lovers rave about Black Forest. If you enjoy foliage but are unsure about full emersion, explore Bavaria.
Acadia National Park, Maine – When it comes to US national parks, Yellowstone typically gets most of the attention. However, if you’re looking for a more accessible and manageable park with stunning fall foliage, head here. Take the 27-mile official route (Park Loop Road) which will likely take you 3-4 hours by car. Along the way, you’ll see plenty of areas to stop and take in the sights. Thankfully peak season ends in September, so there should be less congestion. Start the journey in Bar Harbor, a charming town that is considered a gateway to Acadia.
Well there you have it, three absolutely stunning places that will give you the foliage fix you deserve. If you enjoyed this post and would love more travel tips and inspiration from our global community, download our iOS app here.