With the upcoming fall season, this blog will be about the fall colors in different regions of USA I have visited. Fall season has a certain glamour but at the same time some melancholy is there in the air – a blend which always provides that mystique feeling to me. But I will not go for Top 10 list fallacy as in my view it is always subjective and I hate it when people dangle the lists as expert advice. As far as the time to visit, the fall season in USA is normally from the last 2 weeks of September to the first 2 weeks of October. But do check the regional fall foliage calendars in the websites of different Department of Natural Resources.
Grand Father Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Linn Cove Viaduct, BlueRidge Parkway, North Carolina
Fall colors at Black Rock State Park, Watertown, Litchfield County, CT. Litchfield county in Connecticut is one of the places to view fall colors.
Black Rock State Park, Watertown, Litchfield County, CT. The Black rock pond itself offers swimming and fishing options
Kent Falls, CT – Kent Falls is 5 miles from Kent, Connecticut and provides a beautiful view with waterfalls providing the perfect setting while one can have get togethers on the picnic tables. Also do not forget to take your frisbee with you.
Kent Falls, CT – Again there is a nice short hike up the falls but sure to leave one gasping for breath.
Bear Mountain State Park, NY – Situated on the mountains on the banks of Hudson river, this place is about an hour and fifteen minutes from New York City.
Farmington River, Collinsville, CT – The scenery around Farmington river near Collinsville village, Canton, Connecticut is breathtaking and one can kayak and soak in the fall colors.
Stamford, CT – Stamford, Connecticut is a vibrant city on the border of Connecticut/New York.
Farmington River, Collinsville, CT – If you do not have your kayak you can rent one in the nearby shop.
Cove Island State Park, Stamford, CT – 2 miles from the Stamford downtown the city offers a beautiful beach with walking trails and picnic tables and due to Long Island sound, the waters for a distance is only few feet deep which is safe for kids.
Route 42 N between Fish Creek and Newport, Door County, WI
Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Lake, Cedar Rapids, IA