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Home Adventure Travel Ideas Activities Parks & Nature Fall - a season of celebration

Fall - a season of celebration

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Fall... A Season of Celebration


Discover Fall Colors...
    Hike through the changing foliage, soar in a balloon over the crimson and gold colors, rumble along a train track through ravines of bursting color, bike winding trails under brightly colored canopies, or reflect back on the fall colors from offshore aboard a sailboat or canoe.
Fall colors line Acadia’s carriage road that runs along Eagle lake. 2
     From your own backyard to nearby parks, you and the kids can observe how mother nature prepares for winter. Teach kids the art of snapping pictures; draw and paint fall leaves and scenes; and identify the different species of shrubs and trees; learn why some leaves turn colors and why others don’t change. Create a fall leaf scrapbook, or make dried weed bouquets. Fall migration offers easy sightings of birds, so take along the binoculars and a bird guide book. Learn about the past while touring historical sites along many colorful routes across the country.
   
    Listed are a few of the more impressive fall color areas around the country. 


    In New England, especially in Vermont and New Hampshire follow routes through the White Mountains and Green Mountain National Forest, and along the White River.  Visit Arcadia National Park and White Mountain National Forest of Maine; New York’s Adirondack and Catskill Mountains; and the Poconos and Dutch Country in Pennsylvania.

    See the southern Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests in Georgia; most of Kentucky; and, the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

    The mid-west offers Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests in Michigan; Northwoods of Wisconsin and Apostle Islands of Lake Superior; and the Superior National Forest in Minnesota.  In Missouri, the Mark Twain National Forest.  Lake of the Ozarks and Branson area of Arkansas.

    Try mountain passes around Colorado’s Glenwood Springs and McClure Pass; Maroon Bells near Aspen and Vail area; and the Red Rock area in Utah.

    Visit the Cascades in Washington and Oregon; in California, the eastern Sierra Nevadas; and,  Coconino, Prescott and Coronado National Forests in Arizona

    Explore Southern Canada from Quebec west to Vancouver. Also Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.

See AMTRAK: www.amtrak.com or VIA RAIL CANADA www.viarail.ca  for fall foliage routes.


Enjoy,

~ Deb Cornick

 

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