Will enjoy a trip next week from Cleveland along Lake Erie to Niagara Falls. Will see a lot of Fall foliage in the US and Canada.
The Fallsview Marriott will be my hotel of choice. Plan dinner their Sunday and Windows by Jamie Kennedy, as well as Skylon Revolving Rest. later in the week. Will hope to get some good photo's of Fall foliage.
Was reading through a google search of possibilities and was surprised to find many more options than the few common ones that come to mind immediately.
I will post.
Hopefully there is something listed for everyone that is close to home, in addition to travel options
Found the following really interesting links on Idaho Fall Foliage
Great question Gemprincess - I'm thinking about a trip down Skyline Drive through Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Shenandoah National Park is really beautiful and the National Park Service has a webcam available at Mountain View Webcam - Shenandoah National Park.
Anyone know when the foliage should be at its peak in the area this year?
Andy, it probably will be too early, but I believe this Saturday is 'National Public Lands' Day. This means free entrance to all National Parks and Public Lands. You can visit your favorite National Park, perhaps enjoy some colorful leaves, and volunteer. NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Here we go now!
Here are some links for you. I have a long list to post that hopefully has something for everyone
Peak foliage by state http://www.farmersalmanac.com/peak-fall-foliage-dates/
USA Today forecasts it will be early hthttp://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/09/fall-leaves-could-put-on-an-earlier-show-this-year/70001010/1?csp=34travel
Some interesting web links for ideas, and scientific links for those that want to know why or are collectors and wish to preserve and catalogue. Hopefully in the list below there are opportunities both close to home, and further afield, depending on how much you want to travel, and other activities that can be combine with leaf peeping.
Cities, Towns, Events
trains & by water
I wasn't certain what I would do, as I would like to take a Fall Foliage cruise but am out of vacation.
While putting this list together I found a very nice NYC Water taxi tour that looks like great fun, so I may try this. Its close to home, so no vaca needed.
am missing those 'southern' breakfasts that we use to get in DC/VA/NC
Nothing can beat a good buttermilk biscuit and scrapple fried crisp on the outside, but juicy on the inside. and actually the best grits I have had were cheese grits at a marriott in houston
There also use to be very good truck stops when driving from MI through OH-PA-WV that we loved to stop for breakfast
We are leaving soon for a 10we-day trip to New England where we plan to do lots of leaf-peeping. We fly into Boston, then will drive a lop-sided circle through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. We will be staying in 8 different Marrott hotels. Of course, I will write about our experiences.
Today I went to a wedding in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and on the way back to Beachwood got some photo's that others and you might enjoy(Will post soon). This is a very "Quaint area" and the Marriott properties are in great area to explore the area.
This is another very good area to enjoy "Fall foliage".
Have never seen the colors in Ohio, or Chagrin Falls.
Originally from MI,
but in the summers we went to OH to
and later on in college days on the drive back to MI we would drop off a college friend at his place in Shaker Heights outside of Cleveland.
Here are the photo's from Chagrin Falls, Ohio! Fall foliage is getting started here!
Downtown in Chagrin Falls, you can actually see the falls, and enjoy this quaint little village!
Great place to walk on a Saturday, Fall Day. Popcorn Shop anyone?
Plenty of interesting things to do and see, this time of year!
This looks like the place to enjoy Halloween! So well decorated!
GemPrincess, this area is great for a Fall drive!
Have a good day.
Going to drive up to Flagstaff on Friday Oct. 12 and take the ski gondola to the top of the mountain for a sunset ride. It supposed to be a great way to see the foliage on San Francisco Peak, (11,000+ feet at the top). Will spend the night at the CY and then drive home on Saturday.
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