Fall Foliage Guide to These United States

Get in a car and peep some leaves. Now.

It’s autumn in the U.S., and everything is glorious. Every state not named Hawaii or Florida is blanketed with vivid reds and yellows, so resist the urge to cozy up by the boob tube with a cup of nacho cheese and diet cola.

Instead, dust of your Avanti or Facel Vega—or minivan; we don’t care—and take a foliage cruise through your nearest national or state park. And while you’re out enjoying the crispy crispness, snap a picture and send it to social@thedrive.com, and we may share it on our Instagram page.

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According to this handy map, the following parks are experiencing peak foliage:

Maine – Baxter State Park

New Hampshire – White Mountains National Forest

Vermont – Mount Mansfield State Forest

Massachusetts – Mount Greylock State Reservation

New York – Adirondack Region

Pennsylvania – Raystown Lake Recreation Area

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Michigan – Ottowa National Forest

Wisconsin – Northern Highland American Legion State Forest

Minnesota – George Washington State Park


Idaho – Lolo National Forest

Montana – Flathead National Forest

Washington – Cascade Loop

Oregon – Elkhorn Scenic Byway

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The Rockies

Colorado – White River National Forest

New Mexico – Sandia Crest Byway