The most gorgeous time of year for a drive.
With all the fall colors who could think of a better way to spend a day or two or just an afternoon?With all the fall colors who could think of a better way to spend a day or two or just an afternoon? Click To Tweet
If you want to hit the road to enjoy the colors now is the time to plan your foliage drive before the weather gets too nasty and all the leaves are done and gone.
Our goal is gorgeous colors not sad leafless trees right?
Anyway here are some things you can do to plan an amazing fall foliage drive and enjoy the fall colors before they are gone!
Do you have enough time to plan a weekend getaway or do you just have an afternoon?
Once you know how much time you have you’ll be able to plan out your route and if you can participate in any activities during the trip.
Pay attention to road hazards
We often think about road hazards as it relates to winter driving, with ice & snow being the main culprits.
But the fall has them too.
Consider all those leaves you are going to look at. When they fall they may end up on the road covering up a pot hole.
Keep your eyes open for people enjoying the relatively warm weather and walking along side the road or kids playing near the road.
Don’t forget your camera
If you are using your phone camera this probably isn’t a big deal but in case don’t forget to take a camera and plan out some pictures.
Just be careful of where you stop your car and get out.
Always be safe.
Search pinterest for road trip ideas near and far
Depending on how much time you have to spend on your fall foliage road trip you may want to look for route ideas that are either near or far to you.Hit up Pinterest and search for fall foliage road trips. Click To Tweet
Hit up Pinterest and search for fall foliage road trips. They have great ideas for every state and even longer trips that take you through multiple states.
Plan out your activities especially for the kids who may not be as patient driving around in a car looking for leaves.
You can do leaf rubbings, plan a nature hike at a state park, pack a picnic lunch, make fall appropriate snacks together before the trip.
Think about starting conversations on conservation and the preservation of our natural habitats. Talk about what animals need to do to prepare for winter.
Now it’s Your Turn!
Let us know if you are planning on going on a fall foliage drive and what activities you are going to do along the way!