Best East Coast Road Trip Destinations for Fall Scenery

Fall is in full swing throughout most of the country, and now is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather and beautiful autumn colors. But what about those of us settled on the southeast coast enjoying a seemingly perpetual summer? Palm trees don’t change colors with the changing seasons. For those coastal residents wanting to experience the stunning colors and scenery of a true autumn landscape, check out these fall road trip destinations:

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

It might be a longer road trip, but the drive is definitely worth the scenery you’ll experience in Wellsboro this time of year. This small town is located in the heart of Pine Creek Gorge. During the autumn months, the millions of surrounding trees come alive with color. The town also gets into the fall spirit with harvest-themed decorations.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is a must-visit destination for any nature lover living in the Southeast. However, nothing beats the views in October in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hike the many trails and breathe in the crisp mountain air or celebrate the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival in town that runs until Halloween.

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Skyline Drive, Virginia

Skyline Drive is a 105-mile span of roadway that follows the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park. This time of year is the best time to cruise down through the mountains and admire the expansive red, orange and green foliage all around you.

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Greenville, South Carolina

You don’t have to leave the Palmetto State to see beautiful fall foliage. Greenville is located just slightly east of Nantahala National Forest, but the city still experiences the cooler autumn weather and offers plenty of nature scenery for a day-long road trip from Myrtle Beach.

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Oakland, Maryland

Hidden in the western-most point of the state, Oakland is one of the best destinations in the country for enjoying the many colors of fall. With century-old trees, rock gorges and waterfalls, your entire trip to Oakland will look like something straight from a postcard.

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