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Old 07-29-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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Also, don't forget Tennessee. There are some truly awesome fall colors there. Here is a shot from Cloudland Canyon, which just about straddles the Tennessee/Georgia border.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v402/189/2/652111835/n652111835_1534044_2027.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:47 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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1. I'd say go someplace in the mountains or in the country, not in the city. My preference would be Colorado. But I don't want to say anything bad about the other places discussed in this thread. Because I haven't been to most of those places.

2. Where ever you go, timing is everything. Get there at the right time. Because if you are too early or too late for that area, you are going to be disappointed.
I live in Colorado, so I'd second that idea, especially if coming from California. It's close for you, but far enough to make it seem like a trip. Wherever you go, you could plan for some sightseeing both coming and going, using that map of peak times. 3rd week in Sept. is generally prime for the northern Colorado mountains, a little later in the southern part of the state.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:51 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Best way to go leaf peeping IMO is to rent a boat and take a ride down a river. You can't beat it!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Don't forget Michigan!!

New England gets all of the hype, probably because it is closer to huge population centers and isn't in "flyover country." But Michigan can hold its own against anyone. We have great foliage, pumpkins, apples, and even some of the best vineyards in the world!

A great photo thread from City Data showing some fall colors:
Pics of Spectacular Michigan

Great color viewing in the Upper Penisula:
Fall Color Porcupine Mountain - Upper Peninsula

And if you want something truly unique, tour Wine Country near Traverse City during peak color season:
Leelanau Peninsula and the Old Mission Peninsula Wineries - - Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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The Northeast has a lot going on all the way from PA through NY and up through New England not just for colors but scenery and activity. With Salem, Sleep Hollow, Amityville, and Gettysburg there are some famous towns around Halloween.















http://blog.besttraveldeals.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/keene-pumpkin-festival2.jpg (broken link)



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Old 08-05-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Best way to go leaf peeping IMO is to rent a boat and take a ride down a river. You can't beat it!
agreed! My most memorable image of foliage is kayaking down the Deerfield river near the mass/vt border. Rivers go through areas you don't get to see otherwise. Plus you get to go at the perfect speed to enjoy the scenery and still have it change up enough.
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