Take a walk along the Blue Trail in Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, Connecticut, to view fall foliage surrounded by a mountainous backdrop. Recommended by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and Travel Notes Organization as one of the best fall foliage sites, the trail crosses Cobble Mountain and other peaks for views of the Taconic and Catskill mountains. Delight in colors like yellow, bronze, orange and red from the leaves of beech, maple, hickory and oak trees. Other sights include springs and streams. Pick up a trail map from the park's ranger station to guide your walk.
Macedonia Brook State Park
159 Macedonia Brook Road
Kent, CT 06757
Fall Creek National Recreational Trail
Stroll along the Fall Creek National Recreational Trail in Willamette National Forest, Oregon, and enjoy the the different leaf shapes of dogwoods, maples, hemlocks, alders and cedars. The trail meanders along a forested creek and spans for 14 miles. Take a shorter route for a more leisurely walk, and pass through sights like deep pools, creeks and whitewater along the way. This trail is ranked as one of the top ten autumn escape destinations by the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages. Expect to see second-growth and old-growth Douglas fir trees shading the trail, as well as vine maple, red alder and bigleaf maple dogwood. View ancient red cedars and western hemlocks that have stood in the forest for 300 to 500 years.
Willamette National Forest
Vida, OR 97488
Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail offers a scenic fall foliage walking tour as it follows a former railroad for 22 miles through towns like Dennis, Orleans and Harwich. The trail is featured in Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Fall Foliage Routes and is listed as one of the best fall foliage sites in America by Travel Notes. Enjoy the water views surrounded by the varying leaf and needle shades of scrub pine, scrub oak and red cedar. Take a break and spend time relaxing on the beach side of the trail. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is also used by runners and cyclists.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
East Harwich, MA 02645