Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the changing leaves that make you want to surround yourself with the beauty of nature. The Raleigh area is a sight to behold during autumn, but if you are planning to take an RV to the open road for some leaf-peeping fun, AdventureQuest RV Rentals has picked the top 4 destinations for a memory-making leaf peeping adventure.
1. New Hampshire’s White Mountains
Of course, if you are planning a trip to view the splendid leaf colors that come with fall, the best place to start is in the Northeast. With a combination of weather, soil composition, and much more, the conditions for the fall leaf show in this part of the country create some dazzling sights. Although the peak color time can be unpredictable from year-to-year, you can generally plan for the colors to reach their peak from the end of September to the second week of October. Take your RV rental on Route 16, and travel through some of the local towns that are outfitted for travelers just like yourself.
2. Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountain National Park
The Smokies are a visually stunning destination in and of themselves, but when you add colorful leaves to the equation, a trip in an RV will be a lifelong memory. With scenic roads throughout the park and campsites within and near the park proper, there are plenty of places to explore. Locals recommend visiting the park sometime between mid-October to early November, depending on the weather that year. Do your research online to keep up-to-date on the leaf peeping forecast.
3. Virginia’s Skyline Drive
If you’d rather glide through the colored forests on winding roads from the comfort of your RV, try a drive on Skyline Drive. This 105-mile road traverses the whole length of Shenandoah National Park, with scenic views to match the name. The fall foliage peak changes based on the elevation, so make sure to keep up-to-date with the predictions.
4. Maine’s Acadia National Park
One word describes the colors of the trees as you enter Acadia National Park: vibrant. At the northern tip of the Northeastern United States, tourists come from all over the world to view the splendors of the autumn foliage. Some people describe the leaves as glowing, and at times they can appear almost neon because of their brightness. Most of the campsites near Acadia are RV-friendly, but you may have to book your reservation far in advance due to the popularity of the area during the fall season. Peak leaf peeping time is generally from Oct. 13-22.
If you would like to experience the best fall has to offer, rent an RV from AdventureQuest RV Rentals, and head out on the open road. Contact us online or at (919) 848-8870 to get a free quote. Trust us: your heart and your eyes will thank you.