Five places to see US fall foliage outside of New England

Wisconsin fall color at a Door County stave church (courtesy darling.clandestine at Flickr CC)While doing some research for my tourism blog about how to use photos from Twitter to update fall foliage reports, I found that there are a lot of places to be a happy leaf-peeper besides the US New England region (traditionally the color champ in autumn.)

Here are some suggestions:

  • Oregon —  The Oregon tourism folks have a fall foliage blog and they also update with color reports from @ORFallFoliage on Twitter; the latest tweet I saw said, “Driving north on I-5 from Eugene this morning. Just a hint of gold and yellow…”
  • Pennsylvania —  Browse through the Leaf Peepers in PA page, then figure out how to combine foliage with perhaps some Civil War experiences or a “libation vacation” on the Pennsylvania Wine Trails.
  • Arkansas —  The state tourism site has a whole Web page devoted to fall foliage travel planning.  Find dramatic forested vistas on north-south Arkansas Scenic Highway 7 and the wonderfully-named Pig Trail in the Ozark National Forest. Soo-eee.

If you do end up in the New England area, take a look at Yankee magazine’s New England Foliage Blog or color tweets from the man himself, photographer Jeff “Foliage” Folger on @Foliage_Reports.

Where do you like to watch the leaves turn? Please tell us your favorites in the comments – thanks!

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