Six Road Trips to Take This Fall (Part two)

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Part three of our ongoing series about mastering the road trip, this week we’re finishing our list of six road trips to take this fall (or winter, time permitting).

This week’s regions are: Southern US, Northeast/New England, and Southeast.  

Southern US

The Fall Foliage Tour

It’s up to you to decide whether you want to start in Garner State Park or all the way up in Athens, but either way, this route will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state. Amazing colors burst from the trees like fireworks, signaling the changing of the seasons. But don’t worry, being Texas, the temperatures are sure to stay comfortable enough to get out and enjoy a stroll beneath the canopies.

Because it’s a longer trip to take, be sure to reserve a campsite or two along the way to break the trip up into smaller, more manageable chunks. Or, of course, you can always stop in Austin or San Antonio along the way, if that’s more your style, and see more of what makes Texas such a unique place to be.

Northeast/New England

Mohawk Trail

One of the oldest scenic tourist routes in the United States, the Mohawk Trail truly represents that the best part is the journey, not the destination.

Running from Millers Falls to the border of New York State, this trail is a short 42 miles, making it an easy day trip that could just as easily be stretched into two days for additional stops and activities.

Along the way, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time through picturesque farms, mighty mountains, and along rolling rivers that paint a clear picture of why our founding fathers fell in love with this land.

For more details, check this full write-up from Yankee Magazine.


Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Finally, we come to North Carolina. Not many people realize this, but the coast of North Carolina is the final resting place of the infamous Blackbeard the Pirate – he was attacked and killed and his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, was sank.

This trip along the coast will take you from Points Harbor to Ocracoke, and showcases some of the most pristine beaches in the US, as well as Pamlico Sound – the largest sound in the Eastern US.

Be sure to take advantage of the spooky time of year by stopping on Roanoke Island, home of one of the longest-running mysteries in US history. Visit the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and see for yourself what life was like for those first colonists back in 1585, and see if you can solve the mystery of where they disappeared to…

The great thing about owning a car is the freedom it provides and the adventures it presents. There’s always something exciting just down the road, so go out and find it. Got a favorite road trip of your own? Tell us about it in the comments!

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