Author and Nobel Prize recipient Albert Camus once said “autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” There is not a truer sentiment in New England during the months of September and October as the fall colors showcase their vibrant reds and golds with a vivacity that outshines many locale’s spring. It is no wonder that “leaf peepers” flock to New England during this time to experience the autumn leaves tour for themselves.
New York‘s Niagara Falls
Consistently voted one of the most romantic places in the world, Niagara Falls is nestled between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the border between Canada and the USA. During the year it is a popular honeymoon destination, but when the leaves turn in late September, fall foliage vacations become well-known at this New York state landmark. And if the day scenes of fall were not gorgeous enough, at night Niagara Falls illuminates in a spectacular light show of rainbow colors made brighter by the powerful waterfall’s mist.
PA Fall Colors
Many nature admirers may be wondering where to see PA fall colors. In northeast Pennsylvania there runs a stretch of highway to Williamsport, PA, that is surrounded by Allegheny National Forest and Elk State Forest and crosses over the Appalachian Mountains. Thanks to the maple, ash, oak, yellow poplar and cherry trees, this stretch of highway is one of the most beautiful fall foliage tours that any leafer can experience.
White and Green Mountains
Another fabulous autumn leaves tour for leafers is the stretch of highway that runs between the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. The Green Mountain National Forest heralds to the west, and as you approach the Canadian border the White Mountain National Forest can be admired to the east. If you are an enthusiastic fall foliage tourist, traveling down the Kancamagus Scenic Byway (also known as the White Mountains Trail) provides some of the best autumn leaves tour sights in New England.
Quebec’s Autumn Leaves
The national flag of Canada prominently displays a red maple leaf heralding the Canadian fall colors and you cannot go wrong with a visit to Montreal and Quebec City. The elegant beech and white-trunked birch trees create a diversity of shapes and colors that truly add to the magnificence of Canada’s autumn season.
In the words of Samuel Butler, “Youthis like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” Become a leaf peeper this fall season by experiencing the colorific spectacle that New England offers!
Take an autumn leaves tour and become a leaf peeper this fall by experiencing the colorific spectacle that New England offers!