Top 5 places for fall foliage - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Top 5 places for fall foliage

Updated: Oct 4, 2011 02:55 PM EDT
With the cooler weather comes an array of autumn colors that can contribute to beautiful views all around the country. (image courtesy of Digital Trends) With the cooler weather comes an array of autumn colors that can contribute to beautiful views all around the country. (image courtesy of Digital Trends)
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:25:56 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ...More >>
  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:22:01 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3...More >>
  • Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:13:55 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders...More >>


By 
Kelly Montgomery
Provided by

While the leaves piling up in your yard or on top of your car windshield may not be very convincing, one of the best things about entering the fall season is no doubt seeing the colors change. With the cooler weather comes an array of autumn colors that can contribute to beautiful views all around the country. Whether you're a photographer or just like to take in beautiful scenery, it's well worth the effort to find a sought-after fall foliage spot and treat yourself to the spectacular view. We've narrowed it down to the best five places in the U.S. to see a spectacular view of red, orange, and yellow-covered trees in the autumn outdoors.

Vermont

It seems to be a general consensus that Vermont is one of the best places in the country to witness the seasons change. The entire state is full of beautiful colors during the fall season, so it's hard to pick a single destination. Drive along the roads in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, or get in on all kinds of fall activities at the Newfane Harvest Festival in the town of Newfane, Vermont. Embark on a short hike in West Bolton to get to the beautiful view from Libby's Lookout.

White Mountains, New Hampshire

It's no secret that many of the best places to see Fall foliage in the whole world are in the Northeastern section of the U.S., and New Hampshire is no exception. White Mountains in particular boasts incredible views and plenty of hikes for every level. The area is full of small towns and scenic roads that will make the Northeast fall seem as quintessential as can be. If you're up for a drive, make your way along the Kancamagus Highway or around Mt. Washington for spectacular scenic views. Hiking paths along the Kancamagus vary in level and will also give you a great opportunity to see the leaves.

Rocky Mountains, Colorado

While the Northeastern section of the U.S. has some beautiful color, there are a few spots in the Western half of the country worth seeing too. It's a different kind of color, but the Aspen trees that fill the areas around the Rocky Mountains in Colorado turn a bright golden yellow in the fall that contrasts beautifully with the ever-blue sky and white-peaked mountains. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park for over 300 miles of hiking paths, or drive the Peak-to-Peak Scenic and Historic Byway that will take you from Black Hawk to Estes Park.

Shenandoah Park, Virginia

If you're looking for the best scenic drive in the pack for leaf-peeping the fall colors, look no further. Virginia's Shenandoah National Park is home to the beautiful 105-mile Skyline Drive, which runs along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The road is the only public road in the entire park and can be enjoyed by either car or bike. For a more athletic option, 101 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail are within the National Park.

Acadia National Park, Maine

In another section of the Northeast, Maine offers a quiet atmosphere and brilliant red colors in the Fall. Visitors can bicycle along the old carriage roads for some of the best colors, or drive the 27-mile Acadia National Park Loop Road, which includes everything from lakes and ocean to forest and mountains. In Washington County, you can do something a little unusual and take in the stunning fall foliage in a canoe tour along the St. Croix river. Don't forget to have your fill of lobster along the way.

In Case You Missed It:

Content provided by
*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
  • Recently Featured DestinationsMore>>

  • San Jose, Costa Rica

    San Jose, Costa Rica

    San José enjoys springlike temperatures year-round and its location in the Central Valley makes it both stunning and convenient as a base of exploration.More >>
    San José enjoys springlike temperatures year-round and its location in the Central Valley makes it both stunning and convenient as a base of exploration.More >>
  • Martha's Vineyard

    Martha's Vineyard

    New England sea captains' houses, ice cream shops, lighthouses and pristine beaches ... Martha's Vineyard is a picturesque island indeed.More >>
    New England sea captains' houses, ice cream shops, lighthouses and pristine beaches ... Martha's Vineyard is a picturesque island indeed.More >>
  • Cayman Islands

    Cayman Islands

    Ringed by coral reefs and pristine azure waters, the three islands that comprise the Cayman Islands are a marine paradise in the western Caribbean.More >>
    Ringed by coral reefs and pristine azure waters, the three islands that comprise the Cayman Islands are a marine paradise in the western Caribbean.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms