8 gorgeous spots to see leaves changing colour in North America

Oct 23 2018, 7:17 pm

The weather this fall has been spiking up and down, making the leaves change colour in certain areas of North American unseasonably fast. Right here in Canada, we saw a record-breaking snowfall in Alberta in early October, which transformed the areas around Calgary from autumn to winter overnight.

But, for those of you still hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful changing colours of the fall, here are eight spots for leaf chasers to plan their road trip to ASAP.

Frontenac Provincial Park (Ontario)


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Frontenac Provincial Park is just north of Kingston, Ontario. According to the fall colour report, the area is filled with beautiful orange and yellow leaves along with coniferous trees that will stay green all year long. Inside the park, there is over 100 km of hiking where the leaves change colour spread out on 11 trails still open for the remainder of October.

Ogden Valley (Utah)


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Ogden Valley in Utah is seeing a beautiful display of fall colours bursting at the Snowbasin Resort. The fall colours this year are a vivid display of bright red, green and purple.

The Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia)


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Often named as one of the most scenic drives to take Canada year-round, there is an added level of beauty in the autumn when the leaves change colour along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. Wander through these Nova Scotian rolling hills surrounded by the warm hues of the fall.

Garrett County (Maryland)


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In Garrett County, Maryland, fall foliage tours take you through the rich greens, amethysts, orange and scarlet leaves that appear in the fall. This historic county is known for its quaint towns, trails, lakes and other sites decorated with autumnal hues as the leaves change colour throughout Deep Creek.

Whistler (British Columbia)


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Whistler is one of the coolest places in Canada to see the leaves change colour because not only can you drive or walk to see the view, you can also mountain bike along the trails to ride over the changing leaves. Be sure to book your stay at the Nita Lake Lodge to be able to see the leaves from your hotel room and explore the area along The Valley Trail.

Blue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina)


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Known for the longest autumn season and most spectacular foliage in the country, Asheville’s newest luxury property, The Foundry Hotel is offering an Eco-Friendly Leaf Peeping by Land, Air and Sea package to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina.

Guests can take in the colours on a chauffeured Tesla road tour on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, birds-eye view in an eco-friendly balloon ride with Asheville Hot Air Balloons and along the French Broad River in a private Classic River Dory paddle boat with French Broad Boatworks.

The Laurentians (Quebec)


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According to the Quebec fall colours map, The Laurentians are in peak season right now, making this the perfect time to pop on over for a last minute weekend escape to Mont-Tremblant. The Laurentians are an easy drive from both Montreal and Ottawa for those looking to explore La Route des Champs or unwind and see the leaves change colour at the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant.

Indian Cave State Park (Nebraska)

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In Nebraska, the peak time for fall foliage is usually mid-late October and eastern parts of the state are mid to late October into early November. Not only is Indian Cave State Park one of the last places to see the leaves in the state, but there are also 22 miles of hiking trails in the park across the area’s 3052 rugged acres bordering the Missouri River.

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