Nothing will make you forget all about summer like the crunch of leaves under your feet as you take in some of the finest displays of color nature has to offer. From the urban gardens of Chicago to the peaks of the Smoky Mountains, we’ve picked 17 of our favorite places to see fall color with the family. Click through the slideshow below to “leave” your cares behind and start planning your next autumnal adventure.

Burlington, VT

This college-town on the shores of Lake Champlain not only offers you the “typical” stunning show of Vermont colors, you’ll get a view of the Adirondacks from the lakeshore. For the ultimate harvest experience, take the kiddos to Shelburne Farms, a working farm with a kid’s barnyard, classes and more. You can even stay on site!


photo: Justin Henry via flickr


What’s your favorite spot to see fall colors? Tell us in a comment below!

—Amber Guetebier

featured photo: Annie Spratt via Unsplash