Top 5 Leaf Peeping Destinations to Visit this Fall
Fall foliage is here and it’s arguably the best time of the year. There’s something about the cooler temperatures, vibrant warm colors, spice-filled flavors and scents that makes this season a favorite among the masses. For RVers in particular, fall presents an extra special opportunity to go leaf-peeping in some of the top locations in the U.S. Here are our five picks to visit this fall.
First on the list goes to the home of “Fall’s Color Capital.” The unofficial (but, completely deserved) title of Stowe, Vermont comes from the myriad of fall colors that are perfectly in view from the state’s highest peak. You can enjoy your favorite fall activities — other than leaf-peeping, of course — including apple cider tasting, hiking and biking. If you want one last grasp of summer, you can even visit Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in the very place it was originated. All things considered, Stowe is a great place to go camping in your Class A RV.
2. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
All of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a fall foliage fanatic’s dream. The western region’s Ottawa National Forest, in particular, is a must-visit this season. With over one million acres to explore, there’s no doubt your family will want to vacation there in your Class C motorhome for a while. From Lake Superior’s south shore to the Wisconsin border, there are rivers, lakes, waterfalls and brilliantly bright fall trees to take your breath away.
3. Upstate New York
If you want to see vivid foliage at its peak, you’ll want to head for upstate New York. North of the Big Apple, head to Adirondack Park for the best views this fall. It’s no surprise that the largest park in the contiguous United States — covering six million acres — is a homerun for family fun this season. Walk along the streets of quaint towns, take in the various landscapes and spot all different kinds of wildlife, from beavers to bobcats. Come in your Super C and plan to stay awhile — there’s a lot to see and do.
4. The Ozarks
If you’re coming from the south and looking to ditch the palm trees for deciduous trees, take a quick trip to the Ozarks. If you want a premier seat for the valley views overflowing with brightly colored leaves, follow the Whitaker Point Trail to Hawksbill Crag. You’ll get an adrenaline rush as you make your way to the rock ledge and take in all of the Arkansas beauty. As one of the most photographed landscapes in the state, it’ll be a sight you never forget. Don’t forget to tag us on social media if you visit this year in your toy hauler.
While widely known for its snow-peaked mountains and top-tier ski resorts, Colorado also is home to spectacular fall views. Some you can even take in without leaving the comfort of your motorhome. Last Dollar Road, an 18-mile unpaved road stretched from Telluride to Ridgway, will steal your heart this season. The path is ideal for a high-clearance, 4x4 vehicle, which sounds like the perfect match for our Sprinter vans. You can find a place to sit and hang out in the crisp autumn air and pack up with ease when you’re ready to head into town.
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Vegas Class A Motorhome
It’s time to make your dreams a reality with the Vegas Class A RUV. This Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) is intentionally designed as one of our smallest Class As to provide confidence behind the wheel. You’ll find your way to any of these leaf-peeping destinations with the 10-inch touchscreen dash with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®and Android Auto™. Edit your photos at the dash workstation and don’t forget to tag us when you upload them to social media.
Aria Diesel Class A RV
You won’t want to take shortcuts to our leaf-peeping destinations in the Aria. This Class A Diesel Pusher will have you inspired to enjoy every moment of your road trip. With floor plans sleeping up to seven people, this motorhome was designed with large families in mind. You’ll enjoy residential features, including a stacked washer/dryer, spacious kitchen and plenty of storage on every layout.