Fall is an amazing time of year with the beauty of leaves changing, delicious baked goods, and fun holidays to celebrate. As the air starts to get a slight chill, think about planning a weekend fall getaway to one of these lovely places.
- Aspen, Colorado:
Flickr photo via Mark Land
The name of this quaint town in the Rocky Mountains gives away why it might be the perfect place for a fall vacation: tons of Aspen trees. The fall foliage in Aspen, Colorado is incredible. There are tons of different ways to enjoy the fall scenery such as hikes ranging from easy strolls to difficult climbs, bicycle rides and tours, fourwheeling trips or even a gondola ride. Aspen is also known for it’s delicious restaurants and upscale dining, so the food-lovers can enjoy the best fall dishes from professional chefs. Check out this website to snag a 2 for 3 night deal,.
- Highland Falls, New York:
Flickr photo via Mark Wyman
The small town of Highland Falls in upstate New York is a hidden gem to escape to during the changing seasons. If you like the small-town vibe, Highland falls is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee from a local coffee shop or stroll around Bear Mountain lake and relax. The fall colors in the trees within the town and in the surrounding Bear Mountain area will be ablaze with vibrant colors, showing the true beauty of fall. Don’t forget to stop by the family run “Ice Cream Shop” for a fun flavor and run in with locals.
- Harbor Springs, Michigan:
Flickr photo via Michael Patterson
Another fun place to vacation to enjoy the beautiful scenery of changing leaves is Harbor Springs, Michigan. Not only is the foliage in the small town beautiful with the change of seasons, but there is also a road called the “Tunnel of Trees” on the M-119 heritage Route where trees meet overhead creating a tunnel for cars. This route is unparalled in the fall and provides stunning views of Lake Michigan as it twists and turns. Take a bike ride or drive along the Tunnel of Trees to soak in the sights and see the historic lighthouse at Beaver Isalnd. Harbor Springs also offers cute little candy shops and restaurants to grab apple cider from after a day of exploring.
Even though we will miss the hot summer days and fun-filled summer nights, there are many reasons to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Try out one of these Fall get-away spots for a relaxing trip and beautiful views of the changing leaves.