There’s no shortage of must-see fall destinations throughout North America. From the mountains of Colorado to the forests of Ohio, if you’re looking to take in all that nature has to offer between now and ski season, you have plenty of options. Still, there are certain fall staples that stand above the rest, offering the colorful foliage, temperate weather and RV-friendly accommodations that create the perfect autumn getaway.
Despite the widespread belief that mid-October is the best time to witness the colors of fall throughout the Smoky Mountains, the area remains an autumn spectacle well into November. If you’re looking for a beautiful fall destination south of the Mason-Dixon line, the Smoky Mountains are tough to beat.
Where to stay: The Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tennessee
Fall at the world-famous Yellowstone National Park is best viewed between mid-October and early November, when lucky visitors can witness magnificent color above 4,000 feet among the sugar maple, sweetgum and hickory trees.
Where to stay: Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, Montana
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If you’re looking to experience an east-coast autumn, there’s no better place than Acadia National Park, located off of Maine’s Atlantic coast. A late fall visit provides countless colorful views in area that becomes less and less crowded as winter approaches, making it the perfect way to cap off a busy summer travel season.
Where to stay: Blackwoods Campground inside Acadia National Park
Vermont is a state beloved by fall fanatics throughout the nation, and the Green Mountains represent one of the main reasons why. Established in 1932 after the logging industry took its toll on much of Vermont’s wooded areas, the Green Mountain National Forest is the perfect place for nature lovers who enjoy a good autumn hike.
Where to stay: Greenwood Lodge and Campsites in Bennington, Vermont
Although many think of snow-covered mountains when they think of Colorado’s famous ski town, Aspen’s Maroon Bells mountains, located inside the White River National Forest, are the perfect place to photograph the glory of fall in the Rocky Mountain state.
Where to stay: Glenwood Canyon Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Make your way to the uppermost part of the great state of Michigan during the autumn months and you’ll be greeted by crisp, cool temperatures and the area’s friendly residents, known as Yoopers, on virtually any road you travel. Surrounded by Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, the “UP” as it’s commonly known is a wonderful way to take in our nation’s the Great Lakes.
Where to stay: Silver Lake Resort in Channing, Michigan
While many think of hayrides and corn mazes when they think of fall in Indiana, Nashville, located within the trees of Brown County, offers the state’s highest concentration of forested land. It’s an enchanting place full of everything that makes fall in the Midwest unforgettable, and will forever change the way you view the Hoosier State.
Where to stay: Valley Branch Retreat in Nashville, Indiana
A fall destination for the adventurist, Glacier State Park is about more than the colors of the season. Located near the Canadian border, the park offers a quiet, rustic setting full of wildlife. The catch? Winter weather can strike throughout the autumn months, so make sure to view the weather report before departing for Northern Montana.
Where to stay: Polson Motorcoach & RV Resort in Polson, Montana
The Eastern Townships of Quebec, which border the U.S. for nearly 200 miles, offer many of the Canadian province’s most spectacular fall views. An all-season destination, fall is an opportune time to enjoy the region’s farmers markets, hiking trails and scenic villages.
Where to stay: Camping Lac Lyster in Coaticook, Quebec
Located in Southeast Ohio, Hocking Hills is an autumn explorer’s dream. Home to breathtaking views within a forest filled with cliffs, waterfalls and gorges, Hocking Hills is an excellent place to witness the spectacular colors of fall among some of the country’s most historic rock formations.
Where to stay: Hocking Hills KOA in Logan, Ohio
Please check with RV resorts and campgrounds regarding fall reservation requests and availability.