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The Best Fall Foliage Spots in the United States

Updated on October 18, 2012

Enjoy the Autumn Fall Foliage Surroundings All Over the USA

Fall foliage, contrary to what everyone may tell you, is not just a New England thing. For most of the country there are great places to see leaf color change not too far away. While New England has been most famous for its foliage, other parts of the country have equally stunning leaf color with mountain backdrops, rock canyon vistas, lakeside scenes, or sprawling vineyards.

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Often overlooked are the southwestern states for foliage, but it's a great time to visit or view the foliage. Northern Arizona, New Mexico and and southern Utah, including the National Parks, will peak in mid-October. This means cooler temps in the desert region, making for easier hiking and the bonus of fall colors added to the already wide spectrum of red and brown canyons.

Try Arches, Zion or Canyonlands National Park in Utah, or the red rocks of Sedona. Northern Utah, western Colorado and western Wyoming will peak in early October/late September. Here you'll find the beautfiul parks of The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, the Rocky Mountains (and Rocky Mountain National Park), and more, along with Salt Lake City and the grand views of Hells Canyon in Idaho.

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Washington, Oregon, and the inland areas of northern California, including Napa, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park will peak much later, in mid-late October. Here you'll find a wide variety of colors including the intense purples and reds from Napa and Sonoma harvest, the beautiful contrast of Yosemite National Park's granite rocks and multicolored leaves, and the always fun, intriguing Lake Tahoe. Also, you'll see some color in inland Oregon and Washington.

Recommended Fall Foliage Books - Find the best fall foliage hotspots and photos!

Fall foliage is something that lurks everywhere on the east coast, in pockets and hidden spots. You can find it on a creek, near the ocean, high in the mountains, or in the center of a busy city. These books will give you an idea on where you can find these leaf peeper hot spots all across the United States.

Skip over to the midwest and you'll find more foliage in mid-October in the states of Iowa, southern Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Appalachian Trail is beautiful and worth the ride, you'll see gorges, orchards, scenic trails, and mountains...this part runs along West Virginia and features several large parks and scenic areas.

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The Northern Midwest, the Great Lakes Region, peaks in early October. This includes Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, the northern Michigan peninsula, and northern Michigan. The Great Lakes area has some awe-inspiring water views, lighthouses, rocky cliffs, sand dunes and pine forests.

A visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan or Pictured Rocks National Seashore will greet you with beatuful contrast of the sienna grass against the rocks and light blue autumn skies.

Higher Elevations

often peak before lower ones. If you're headed near any mountains, you'll notice the base is much more green in the early fall than the top.

If you're looking for a long, relaxing, yet utterly breathtaking drive to see fall colors, there is no drive better known than the Blue Ridge Parkway. This road traverses the mountainous border between Tennessee and North Carolina, and covers a majestic 469 miles. That's more miles than driving from Boston to Washington D.C.!

The Blue Ridge Parkway also has the benefit of being a late bloomer in fall color, peaking in mid to late October. That's a few weeks beyond the peak times of the northeast, so you can space out your journey from your recent summer vacations.

The main purpose of the Parkway is to connect Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and offers gorgeous in late October. Along the route and nearby, you'll find small towns like Blowing Rock Brevard, and Asheville.

Above: Linville Gorge, North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Northern Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Carolina won't peak until early November, just before Thanksgiving! There's still plenty of foliage down south.

Most of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina will peak in late October. However, the Appalachian area will peak a few weaks earlier in early-mid October. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountains are a favorite area for fall foliage, with the breathtaking mountain views, rolling autumn fog, and countryside appeal. Visit Smoky Mountain National Park for the ultimate experience.

Peak Foliage Times

Peak foliage times vary yearly, and often vary greatly within short distances. A town 20 miles from where you are may be experiencing its peak, while the town you are in may be fully green. Check the foliage finder here.

Foliage Links for the Southern States

It's just not true that foliage can only be seen in the northeastern states of the USA. Great fall color can be seen throughout the country, from Northern California to the Western Carolinas, even into Georgia! Below are some great spots for leaf peeping in the South, including one of the best in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains.

Where Foliage Isn't...

You won't find much foliage in Florida, parts of Texas, most of Southern California, Lousiana, Southern Arizona, Southern New Mexico, and along the coast of the the Carolinas, along with the Badlands stretch of the Dakotas.

Mount Monadnock, NH in October

Mount Monadnock, NH in October
Mount Monadnock, NH in October

Finally, the Northeast will peak in early October for the most part. New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, southern New York (including New York City and Central Park), and southern Massachusetts will peak in late October. Northern New England peaks in late September through early October.

The city will offer great views, like Manhattan's Central Park, or visit Long Island for a fall experience including pumpkin patches, coastal retreats and sandy beaches.

Connecticut will offer beautiful rolling hills along the Connecticut River Valley, and Rhode Island's rocky coast will provide stark difference to the inland foliage.

The Blue Hills of Massachusetts offer grand views of the city of Boston and hillside walks. This area will peak in late October, along with most of the rest of coastal Massachusetts.

The Hudson River Valley of New York and the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts will peak in mid-October. These areas offer unmatched riverside viewpoints, brilliant foliage, rough rock-filled mountains and quaint village towns. Camping, hiking, fishing, and shopping will be abundant. Be sure to bring your camera!

Upstate New York, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire and most of Maine will exhibit peak foliage color in early October. The Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountain region of New Hampshire are argued as the best in the country in terms of fall leaf color display.

Small towns along the ride in Vermont and New Hampshire will give you the ultimate autumn experience. Try taking a ski-lift up the mountains in middle Vermont, and you'll see babbling brooks, white birch with fire-intensity oranges and yellows against the tall pines. Maine as well, will offer unparalleled vistas of the coastline paired with the foliage, however it might be more intense inland. Northern Vermont and New Hampshire will peak earlier, in the last week or so of September.

Foliage on Mt. Killington, Vermont

Foliage on Mt. Killington, Vermont
Foliage on Mt. Killington, Vermont

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One of the Best Times of Year for Photography
One of the Best Times of Year for Photography

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      blujeanmomma 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Although I miss the east coast foliage changes (we moved away years ago), I think that here in Utah we come very close to matching New England's beauty. But after the fall colors we get the best snow in the world.

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      Webcodes LM 8 years ago

      Too bad I live in Southern California and don't get to see this beauty often. Then again, I wouldn't trade the weather here for nothing :)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      The leaves will be turning soon. Fall is right around the corner. It starts earlier up north but we get the beautiful displays as well.

      Great lens.


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      sisterra 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens - I love it when the leaves change.

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. I love the pictures and foliage map!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I had just told my husband this morning that we needed to head up to mountains with my camera. It's not but an hour away for us to get some beautiful mountain shots. Great lens with wonderful links, excellent pictures and lots of information. 5* fav

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      Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Beautiful lens. 5*'s and favorite. Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This lens is featured on my Fall Trees lens. Thank you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is delightful! I followed you home from Tipi's, she's my sister. I grew up in Minnesota and now live in Wisconsin, so I've had a lifetime of beauty. I particularly enjoy folks who are seeing the colors for the first time as they weren't familiar with deciduous forrests.

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      papawu 8 years ago

      One of fondest wishes is to really get to see and experience fall in New England. I have never had a chance to do so yet and I'm just dyin' to go. I know it's not the only place, but I've seen fall in many other places. I figure I will get a chance to sooner or later, but that is definitely the spot I want to see the most.Beauitful lens, as always.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We live in the best most beautiful country there is. Thank you for sharing this with us. 5*****

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      I'm pretty sure that the road pictures in the Northern Midwest section is the road to Copper Harbor Michigan where I grew up. The Upper Peninsula is well represented in having great color seasons. Fantastic idea for a lens. 5*

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star! The Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The scenery is glowing in your lens. I really like those landscape photos. Our leaves are beginning to turn now, too. :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      After missing the fall foliage for years, I finally got to go up to Vermont last weekend. The leaves were just starting to turn but nothing beats the colors of a Vermont.

      Congratulations on the Purple Star Award!

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      It's not started yet but I'm waiting - probably another couple of weeks around the Midwest!

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      ronpass lm 7 years ago

      Beautiful photography and great layout - congrats on Purple Star

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens about the best foliage spots in the US! Have seen my area, here in the South, many times, and never am not bowled over by how awesome it is, but I sure do hope to one day visit Vermont in the autumn. :) Angel blessings to you.

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      Brit303 7 years ago

      Nice work. Sadly, many super-busy office workers fail to get out and enjoy the beauty just beyond their urban areas. Here in Wisconsin, we're relishing the change in colors--thanks for mentioning our fair state!--as many of us do every year at this time. It's a sight to behold.

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      Michey LM 7 years ago

      I like the Fall colors, and I like that you post foliage map.

      It really is a great lens. Squid Angel Blessings for you.



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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      In 2002 we spent October traveling from Vermont, then up into Canada from Montreal to Toronto. The colors were spectacular. Love this lens. Squid angel blessed.

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      SnowAngel77 7 years ago

      I've only ever been to South West America. It's beautiful. Just the other day we were driving in Oreland down a oad with tall trees on either side enclosing the road and the colours were magnificent. I love this time of year!

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      An excellent lens as always. Blessings to you. I miss seeing fall foliage as really the seasons where I live just don't show that much change.

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens, I love fall it is a beautiful time of year! I love the pictures they are beautiful. Lensrolling this to my Everything Autumn lens.

      Thanks for sharing,


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens - memories of traveling I have done.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      I certainly miss seeing leaves change color during the autumn months of the year. I'm looking forward to the time when I can enjoy those seasons again, when I live in a place where trees actually grow.

      On another note, please follow the Purple Star Directory to find where your purple starred lenses have been featured. Thanks!

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      martialartstraining 6 years ago

      Those are all great places, have you thought about doing a lens of the best hiking trails in these areas?

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      It will be time to think about fall soon! School is back on even though it is before Labor Day. But the nights are starting to cool down. This is a lovely lens about my favorite time of year. Thanks

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      HorseAndPony LM 6 years ago

      I am from PA and love the Northeast fall foliage. The Foliage Map is great. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful images and great info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We're planning an early October wedding which should be just perfect for our area.

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      Winter52 LM 6 years ago

      Gorgeous lens and fall would be my ALL TIME FAVORITE SEASON if winter didn't follow! But it is a gorgeous time of year and I'm definitely looking forward to it this year!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Drove the Blue Ridge Parkway last year! So beautiful.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      I live in central PA and most years we have spectacular fall colors. Your lens is beautiful. It reminds us that there are so many wonderful nature spots in our country.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      what a wonderful and beautiful lens. loved it

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      i just love the colors of fall. we're planning a little trip to the white mountains, nh for peak. beautiful lens.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful Fall lens! We live near the Blue Ridge Parkway and have spend lots of time there in the Fall enjoying the beautiful foliage. :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Since I live on the central coast of California, our color comes later. The vineyards that surround me are gorgeous in the late fall.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      There is nothing quite like the wonderful colors of the trees in the fall, especially in the Midwest. I miss living in Indiana for that reason, there are few places that look the same in the UK.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I don't see much here about Pennsylvania, PA has one of the most beautiful falls I have ever seen. I have been in just about every state mentioned.

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      CarrieAnn_Brady 6 years ago

      Great lens!! I grew up in Michigan and now live in Florida. I miss seeing the changing of the leaves and all the amazing changes that Fall represents.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens about fall foliage. I would very much like to return to the Pacific Northwest in the fall - I visited Mount St Helens, Mount Hood and Mount Ranier in the early 1990s and would love to go back. Lensrolled to my Autumn lens :)

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      Such a beautiful lens! I'd love to see the Northeast Fall Foliage someday. It seems to have the deepest, richest colors to me. It's a bit sparse here in Texas though. LOL

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      What breath-taking scenery! I love the autumn colours.

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      kraji lm 6 years ago

      Very nice photos, love autumn leaves colors and also usa national parks!

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      Brookelorren LM 6 years ago

      We don't have too many trees here (Phoenix), but I did get the chance to see the fall foliage in New England once. I lived in Washington for 18 years as well.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love the fall colors. You captured these beautifully.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I love beautiful fall colors and since retiring 4 years ago we have traveled to various parts of the US to enjoy the fall colors. This year we'll be cruising from New York to Quebec City in October so I'm hoping for some pretty photographs. Lensrolled to my Autumn Beauty lens and Blessed by a SquidAngel.sp

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      Andromache 6 years ago

      Great lens! Very informative!! The best fall foliage anywhere is in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley. The patchwork of colors through the Catskills contrast to the deep blues of the Hudson River and make a spectacular display that can last for several weeks! For a great leaf peeping weekend, check out the Mum Festival in Saugerties, New York and learn more about the historic town of Saugerties at

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      Katherine Tyrrell 6 years ago from London

      What a great foliage map! I've seen one for New England but not for the rest of the USA - and you make a jolly good point about it not being exclusive to New England - although they do have rather a lot of trees!

      I was in New England in the Autumn four years ago and was really sad I had to come home just before the colours turned properly!

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I just love all those photos. In Britain our fall colours are good but not as dramatic as yours.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just gorgeous! We have our falls colours just starting, two spots are just breathtaking, I love this time of the year, definitely the best season! - Kathy

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      BW Duerr 6 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      We have yet to see a lot of Fall leaf color changes yet in the Rochester, New York area, but sure to be gorgeous this year as always. Since I've always lived in the Northeast, it never occurred to me that there would be glorious autumn colors elsewhere. Well done!

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens - I love this time of year.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      AWESOME lens!! LOVE it!

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I have been here before and I love the fall foliage photos and information. Blessed by a Squidoo angel and added to Angel Blessings From Pukeko October 2010

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      Although I am partial to the northeast where I live, I have been to the Carolinas in Fall and been very impressed. Thanks for sharing the info.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Very nice! I'm adding this to the plexo on my Colorful Fall Foliage in New Jersey lens. It's beautiful around here right now...I am in the northern part of the State, as you say, it changes just by driving down from the hill we live on, or further up the hill. So many variables.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      Gorgeous lens. Fall is my favorite season.

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      I love the fall colors. The best I ever saw was a Brandywine Maple in either Grass Valley or Nevada City California. It was a very old tree that had been brought from Gettysburg. Gorgeous colors and the tree looked like it was lit up from the inside. Beautiful!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Fabulous! We love to travel and we love the fall with the cooler temperatures and gorgeous landscapes! Beautiful pictures and excellent recommendations for travel!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Went hiking up a mountain today here in North Carolina and it was breathtaking....breathtaking in two ways, hiking UP the mountain and the stunning colors!

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'm originally from New England, and I have to say (biased as I am) that there's nothing like autumn in the northeast. But now that I live in Flagstaff, I really appreciate the beauty of fall on the San Francisco peaks, where the yellow aspens contrast so beautifully against the dark evergreen of the ponderosa pines and an occasional patch of red gambrel oak. e

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is beautiful Kiwi, it feed a longing in me to see the fall colors again. I love the wilderness of northern Minnesota where I'm from. The area has a lot of virgin land in the national park, and that is home to me, and God's Own Country. I know there are many places just as nice, but we all seem to have our favorite places in this world we live in.

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      nature photogra 5 years ago

      I live in northern Utah and agree that there is some excellent fall foliage to be found here in the mountains.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      We plan our fall travels so I can see the colors of fall multiple times. Last year I first experienced fall in Nova Scotia and the eastern seaboard in late September-early October, then back home to Missouri to experience fall in Missouri and Illinois in mid October and finally a trip to Atlanta to experience fall in Tennessee and Georgia in November. Love this lens...stopped by to review places to travel this year and leaving a blessing here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You simply can't beat the north east in the Fall Time. The foliage of the Maple and Oak trees, traditional Oktoberfest in some places, the pumpkin and gourd harvests, not to mention the history of Halloween really got its start in the Northeast. California and Florida are to the summer what New England and NYS are to the fall and what Canada is to winter. I am actually quite surprised that the western states got noted for the fall season. I would hate to be in California during the fall.

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      lyonsmcgovern 5 years ago

      I love the Palisades across the Hudson river in October.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Hopping over from my Colorful Fall Foliage in NJ lens to say I agree Massachusetts has amazing fall foliage. The state is one I've spent a lot of time in as my grandparents lived there, we vacationed there every summer, and when we travel to Maine, always pass through and look at some of the old places from my childhood there. But we're in a wooded part of NJ, it gets pretty here most years, this year we have to see how the hurricane and all the excess rain will affect things.

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      ThisAndMoreofThat 5 years ago

      The Kancamagus (White Mountains, New Hampshire) - outstanding!

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      Road Trip! What a beautiful lens about a beautiful subject.

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      jseven lm 5 years ago

      Someday, I will go to the Northeast to see more, but I love my Michigan and just shared my pics. I saw this in my related pages and love the pics and info. Great lens!

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      Lenskeeper 5 years ago

      I absolutely love the Fall. I have not explored some areas of the US in the Fall, but I do love the Fall colors in Arkansas (where I live), upstate NY, Vermont and The Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!

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      cheech1981 5 years ago

      gorgeous pics...I lived abroad in subtropical/tropical areas for a few years and one of the things I missed was seeing the seasons change.

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      JeremyAce 5 years ago

      One of the things I love about living up in Michigan, is the amazing turn of the leaves. I'll have to keep in mind that foliage map though if I visit anywhere else now though.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just miss being in North America in the Fall.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      What stunning pictures! I've never been to Americal and didn't used to want to go. Now as I learn more about it and read articles like this I feel that I would love to visit one day. Thank you.

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      giacomodonati 5 years ago

      As a photographer I love fall's colours and I am sad because here in Italy autumn is late...

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      ScamsOfTheHeart 5 years ago

      Beautiful photographs, informative lens.

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      You've made my evening with these images, thank you!! Nicely done lens & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** :)

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Beautiful lens, thank you.

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      bhthanks 5 years ago

      The Fall Flowers are beautiful

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I live in Colorful Colorado and we have a wonderful fall season in the high country.

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      Writing Nag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      Independence Pass from Aspen, Colorado east. Just gorgeous!

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      bikerministry 5 years ago

      Southern Indiana with it's state forests and rolling hills is beautiful - give it about 10 more days. This is a great lens, thank you for all the charts and photos. Very informative. Blessings.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I love to take fall color treks. I've seen some spectacular foliage in New England, the Smoky Mountains, the Midwest, and in the Rocky Mountains. Beauty is everywhere if we have eyes to see it. Thanks for these resources. Appreciated!

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      Cheryl Paton 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Lovely lens. Some maps include West Virginia as part of the Northeast.

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      I wish i can start packing!

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      This was such a beautiful lens! Fall is one of my top favorite seasons, it's so pretty with all the trees and leaves. Blessed by a squid angel!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I live in northern illinois and are fall can get so pretty right now the trees are almost past there peak bt we have trees that are a vibrant and popping ornage and prple i love rideing my bike in the wind with the leaves blowing every where and its cold! i LOVE IT

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      CreativeArtDesigns 5 years ago

      Great Lens! You need to also add Yosemite National Park to the survey. Very nice in the fall.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have always wanted to visit New England in the fall...still haven't made it. It's on my bucket list. You have some beautiful photos here.

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      monarch13 5 years ago

      I miss the fall here in Arizona! Blessed!

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      The most beautiful place I've been for foliage is Arlington VT, near where Norman Rockwell lived. In the valley of the mountains at a curve you are surrounded by colorful wooded mountains on all four sides. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      My community has a system of public parks designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and during the fall the foliage burst with colors of orange, yellow, crimson, brown, tan. Thanks for adding the Foliage Map!

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      CreativeExpress 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens full of great fall places to explore!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens - love the photos! It reminds me of the scenery around Ottawa Ontario right around this time in October...

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      Julianne Gentile 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      It's beautiful here in Ohio, but I would love to go on a fall foliage tour in another part of the country. This is a wonderful resource. Thanks for putting this together.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice and easy reading and viewing, pretty and beautiful and therefore you got a 'thumbs up' from this reader.

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      air-ticket-travel-deals 5 years ago

      the most detailed lens I've read so far ;)

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      mockingbird999 5 years ago

      You've got some beautiful pictures here.

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      jackieb99 5 years ago

      I would love to check out some of these spots!

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      Tabooni 5 years ago

      Awesome lens

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Thank you for this beautiful lens!

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I live in Minnesota... and the North Shore Drive is wonderful in the fall months.. along Lake Superior, from Duluth to Canada.

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      BestToysReviews 5 years ago

      Simply beautiful color mixes! I don't think I have seen such beauties

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      CamperVanRental1 5 years ago

      great autumn lens you have there, definitely planning an autumn roadtrip in the usa sometime soon!

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      BoyScoutPopcorn 5 years ago

      Great pics! Suggestions... Perhaps you should rename the segment titled "Pacific Northwest & California" to something like "Northern California". Other than naming Washington and Oregon, you spent the entire segment detailing the NorCal region. Maybe a segment on the Mid-Atlantic states would be a good addition. The whole VA/MD/PA/WV region is AWESOME in the fall. And I'm not sure I'd put the Appalachian Trail in the Midwest. That's definitely an Eastern trail.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Not just for New England - but my favourite place (next to Canada eh) is Vermont.

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      Here's a little secret. A good place to visit fall foliage is at a local cultural garden, such as a Japanese Garden. The Japanese Red Maple trees are unprecedented in their flaming, red colors!

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      CanadaRed LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful images! I've always wanted to see the smokey mountains.

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      bskcom 4 years ago

      Love the photos and the overall creativeness of your Lens!

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      Kay 4 years ago

      You have some beautiful images. I loved driving over the Cascades in the fall. The foliage was just beautiful! Blessed!

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Stopped by to give a blessing to this beautiful lens.

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      Your pictures are so pretty. *Blessed *

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens on fall foliage. *blessed*

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      I do think the Northeast fall is supreme, but you do tempt me to broaden my horizons. The Midwest is also very beautiful. Blessings.

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      Rankography 4 years ago

      Outstanding lens with a great guide for Fall Foliage fans. Blessings

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      Wow! I wish I could visit all these spots. Great lens with lots of helpful information for fall foiliage seekers. Blessed.

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      caketech 4 years ago

      Angel Blessings to you! I love the Smoky Mountains in the fall, but I live near the Tennessee River Valley which is surrounded by mountains, and it is gorgeous here too! The Tennessee Aquarium offers a wonderful cruise on the River Gorge Explorer to view the wonderful fall colors.

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      Really enjoyed readin this, great idea! I really like not only your pictures, but also also the useful links and unique info!

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      suzy-t 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I love going for a drive on a fall weekend and marvelling at the beautiful colors here in the northeast. Blessed and pinned to my SquidAngel board.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      Back to bless this one, it's still linked to my colorful fall foliage in new jersey page. I hope you have a beautiful fall.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Not yet this season, but it's not far behind us.

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      fullofshoes 4 years ago

      I'm biased toward New England ...of course...I was born and raised here and love every change of season... the leaves are just starting to turn at the tips. ~blessed~

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful pictures!

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I'm really excited to start seeing some of the colorful foliage here in the midwest. I just hope the drought doesn't affect the color negatively. Blessed~

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Thanks for the advice on where to go and when. I have been to a few of these places before but only in winter and spring, never autumn.

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      KayeSI 4 years ago

      Very interesting! And such gorgeous fall pix! Thank you.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      New England fall colors are magnificent.

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Fall (or Autumn as we call it over here in the UK) is my favourite time of the year. Even living in London, there is some beautiful foliage to be seen. A beautiful lens - thank you!

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      JoyfulReviewer 4 years ago

      Great pics displaying such beauty in nature. Thanks for compiling this really nice resource. ~~Blessed~~

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      Paula Atwell 4 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I was just thinking that this would be a good time of year for a weekend away with my husband. Your article is inspiring. :)

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      Jackie Block 4 years ago from SE Michigan

      I'm from Michigan, and I can't wait until the colors arrive. It is the most beautiful time of year!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Love the fall color.

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      Jeff Molnar 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Parts of Northern New Jersey have great fall foliage. Blessed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a Japanese Red Maple in my front yard along with lots more trees, so I just look out my window.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I adore fall foliage and I'm lucky enough to live in New England, where we get some fabulous color displays! I've blessed this excellent lens.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Just gorgeous. I really want to go back to New England. Blessed.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I'd like to visit all of these sites.

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 4 years ago

      Wonderful places. I remember my last visit to Pacific Northwest & California, the experience was just awesome!

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've only see fall foliage in AZ, CA, OR and WA. Someday I hope to make it to New England. *lovely photos here!

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      vaigavenugopal 4 years ago

      midwest and the south looks awesome..i wish i can visit the place..:)

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      Toddw35 4 years ago

      For me, nothing tops Vermont foliage. With the crisp mountain hair, dense trees, and just the majesty of the state, you can't beat the bright foliage when the time comes. Go to the Manchester, Vermont area in October. You'll love it!!!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Blue Ridge Parkway! B " )

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      BelleBanks 4 years ago

      I'm in the Midwest and we have some really pretty fall foliage, but I would love to get to the New England area one day.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is my favorite fall foliage hike.

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      Asinka Fields 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I live in New England and it has some awesome Fall colors! Great lens :)

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      RocklawnArts 4 years ago

      Not in a while. Last year most of the leaves were blown off before they could change color.

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      Gail47 4 years ago

      I currently live in the midwest and we had great folage last fall. Looking forward to this fall season!

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      user47 4 years ago

      These are some amazing places! I would love to see them all.

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      Zienna1 4 years ago

      Yes, just right here in our backyard. We're surrounded with Japanese Maple,Trident Maple that are really great fall foliage. A lot of people come down to our area to photograph them all. Great lens! Thanks for sharing it.

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Cool Lens about my favorite time of year.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, nice to come back and see this lens at #8 over-all, it is beautiful! - I refreshed my blessing, posted to FaceBook and Google+ for my friends. - Hope you will have a lovely fall season. :)

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi! #8 is my all time high here on Squidoo. I'm hoping it goes even higher, but I'm happy with #8 if not. Thanks for stopping by!

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      slotowngal 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Can't wait until the color starts again this fall...

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      inspirationz 4 years ago

      #8 on here is *amazing*! And how awesome it's for such a pretty lens that spreads knowledge about the beauty in the world :)

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      LuxuryAdventureTravel 4 years ago

      I Love the Blue Ridge Parkway - I try to make that drive each year. Thanks for sharing.

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      JackNimble 4 years ago

      Awesome Lens! Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures. I will never forget traveling to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina in the fall. It was amazing. Now I know quite a few other cool places to visit thanks to you!

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      faulco blogger85 4 years ago

      great lens! i love autumn/fall :-)

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      Harriet 4 years ago from Indiana

      Beautiful. Blessed.

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      bwet 4 years ago

      Very beautiful looking lens! I would definitely start with the SouthWest first....

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      amandascloset0 4 years ago

      I grew up in the mountains of Kentucky, in the most South Eastern portion of the state where the highest peaks are. From any window or front porch the picture looked like fall painting rather than a simple window. I live further north now and not so much in the mountains but fall to me will always be the beautiful display of colors on the mountainside. I still love to make the drive home during the fall. It's the only time of year I don't mind the drive.

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      bossypants 4 years ago from America's Dairyland

      We're having an earlier than usual fall foliage peak due to the drought. :( But, we still have some of the best around, here in Wisconsin!

      Enjoyed the photos and resources in your lens. Autumn is the best!

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      Karen 4 years ago from U.S.

      We live in Michigan, which is usually a great place for fall foliage, but because of the excessive heat and lack of rain we had during the summer, our maple trees are stressed, and showing more dried brown coloration than colorful reds and oranges. I hope next year will be better.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. Beautiful photos. Enjoyed my stroll around America in the fall. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Jillynn 4 years ago

      Great lens. I am from the southwest. Driving through Pennsylvania a few years ago in the fall was one of the most spectacular experiences I have ever had.

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      thor17 4 years ago

      Nice lens, great photos!

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      WebMarketingPro 4 years ago

      Wow, this is a gorgeous lens! I too am going to come back to enjoy it again.


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      justDawn1 4 years ago

      Great lens! :)

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Brown County Indiana is a great place to go see fall foliage for those of us around the Mason-Dixon line! They are known to draw people in from all around this time of year. Great lens, beautiful pictures. I am definitely looking forward to Fall!

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      June Nash 4 years ago

      Colors here in southern Michigan are just starting to change. Looking forward to the autumn. It is my favorite season!

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      spids1 4 years ago

      great lens love this!

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      TravelAroundSpain 4 years ago

      this is a paradise for picture lovers, thanks!

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      CreativeExpress 4 years ago

      Awesome! Awesome! Awesome lens! There's nothing better than taking a fall scenic drive and you've created a thorough resource. Nice job!

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      DiscoverWithAndy 4 years ago

      This is a really fun lens! I'm here in Southern Wisconsin and our leaves have been changing for a few weeks now. But it has been fantastic driving around and exploring which places have the best colors. Can't wait to take this outside of the state and see other states with their fall colors! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think you've done a very good job at giving a countr roundabout. I've been to many of these places and indeed they are beautiful!

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      Rishi7 4 years ago

      seldom have i seen any lens more beautiful than this...

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      My favorite place to enjoy the fall colors is my garden. It turns so beautiful just before everything collapses and goes to sleep for the winter. Beautiful! Nice lens.

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