|Top Fall Foliage Spots Around the Country|
Fall is one of the most pleasant times of year to hit the road in your Lance Camper. The changing leaf colors make scenic drives more enjoyable, the temperatures are mild and many parks are less crowded than in the busy summer months.
The following fall foliage tours are the best in the country for snapping photos and enjoying the beauty of the autumn season.
1. The Catskills -- New York
Whether you're into admiring the fall colors on a breathtaking mountain hike or by canoeing a crystal clear river, New York's Catskills offer some of our country's best fall foliage displays. The colors stay stunning through the month of October.
2. Columbia River Gorge -- Oregon
The 80-mile-long Columbia River Gorge forms a natural border between Oregon and Washington that is even more pleasant to see in the fall months. Big leaf maples, cottonwoods, firs and Oregon ash trees all change color this time of year.
3. Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway -- New Mexico
New Mexico may not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear "fall foliage," but it's one of the best places in the country to admire the aspens as they change from green to dark orange and yellow.
4. Lake of the Ozarks -- Missouri
Missouri isn't one of our country's most popular states for travel, but it always surprises those who visit. The coastline along the Lake of the Ozarks turns shocking shades of gold, scarlet and rust as the temperatures begin to drop toward the end of October.
5. Great Smoky Mountains -- North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- in North Carolina and Tennessee -- is home to more than 100 species of trees. Watch the mountains come alive for the entire month of October and early November as you cruise along the winding roads and scenic hiking trails.