As Fall approaches, you may feel the urge to witness the most beautiful attributes of the season. The color changes and the crisp air happen almost everywhere, but there are some locations where the colors rival the rest of the country. Check out our list of the top five East Coast destinations to catch Fall foliage.
Finger Lakes, New York
The Finger Lakes are finger-licking good. Not saying you can take a bite out of this place, but when you visit, you will want to do a chef’s kiss to its pure beauty. People often forget that New York has more to offer than its five boroughs and its all-too-popular plaza, Times Square. New York state is beautiful, and one of its main attractions are the Finger Lakes.
Named for the eleven, finger-like lakes which make up the region, the Finger Lakes also house a crystal clear waterfall—which reflects the gorgeous hues of crimson, orange, yellow, and brown from the beautiful trees that surround it.
Acadia National Park, Maine
Consisting of 158 miles of hiking trails and 27 miles of historic motor roads, Acadia National Park is the best great outdoors trip you and your family can take. The park was designed to protect the numerous habitats and highest rocky headlands situated along this portion of the East Coast. Considered to be one of the most visited national parks in America, Acadia’s Fall foliage views may just inspire you to spend more time in nature and less time behind a screen.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Upon your visit to Virginia, consider renting one of our passenger vans and taking a trip to Shenandoah National Park. This popular Fall destination encompasses the Appalachian Trail, Skyline Drive, and about eight counties—each offering foliage views better than the last.
At Landbird, we have the perfect vehicles you need to tackle this expedition. With 5, 10, 12, and 15-seat vehicles in our fleet, you can pack your Landbird rental with plenty of equipment—and load-in as many friends and family members as you’d like—to ensure you have a great day at the park.
Catskill Mountains, New York
If you’re looking for a dreamy escape, you won’t find a better one than the Catskill Mountains. The colors and scenery are out of this world.
We recommend hiking up Panther Mountain and stopping at Giant Ledge—here, you can experience the best views of Fall foliage the Catskill Mountains have to offer. But there is more than just nature here. If you decide to take a drive along the Catskills in any one of our roomy van rentals, you’ll find several farmers’ markets worth a visit.
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
Last, but certainly not least, on our East Coast list are the Poconos. Not to be confused with the popular puppet—Pinocchio—the Pocono Mountains spread across 2,400 square miles, and pretty much scream autumn. Every activity you find here falls under the Fall category. No pun intended. You can go apple picking, hiking, whitewater rafting, and, of course, there are plenty of leaves for a good old-fashioned pile jump.
We know of a few more top East Coast destinations to visit during the Fall. To learn more, visit our website and start planning your trip today!