I know this is hard to believe, but I’ve already planned about 10 road trips for our future RV adventures, most of which include stops in Colorado and Georgia for family visits.
Fall is our favorite time of year and Orlando just doesn’t deliver the best fall has to offer, with the exception of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. We dream about RV trips with cool weather and beautiful fall foliage. With the help of websites like Roadtrippers, KOA, WinnebagoLife (GoLife), Airstream and various RV blogs, we narrowed down our list to 10 ideal fall road trips and they’re listed below.
Before your trip, remember to check your tire pressure, and make sure your heating system and brakes are working properly. You should also learn how to drain water lines in case of a hard freeze. Autumn can bring temperatures that dip below freezing point at higher altitudes.
A few items that will keep your RV in working order through bouts of cold weather are:
With a few precautions, you’ll have the RV trip of a lifetime!
10 Best Fall RV Trip Destinations
San Bernardino National Forest – California
This national forest offers numerous outdoor activities and it’s well known for Rim of the World Scenic Byway. The 100-mile route takes you through two mountain passes and awesome views of the Sand to Snow National Monument.
Ledges State Park – Iowa
A rustic campground overlooking the Pea’s Creek Canyon, this RV park offers exciting hiking and biking trails to take in the colorful fall foliage.
Acadia National Park – Maine
Acadia National Park in Maine is one of the most stunning national parks in the country. Take a drive down Park Loop Road to see mountain peaks, forests and shores.
Roosevelt State Park – Mississippi
This RV park overlooks Bienville National Forest. While the views are stunning year-round, they are a sight to behold as fall sets in. Additional popular activities in this area include biking, hiking and birdwatching.
Cape Fair – Missouri
Adjacent to the James River, this is a beautiful area to see fall colors, and it’s a fishing haven, as well. The Table Rock Lakeshore Trail is close by, which offers impressive fall foliage vistas.
Mark Twain National Forest – Missouri
This expansive national forest is spread over 29 counties. When visiting, check out the Glade Top Trail National Scenic Byway for some incredible fall foliage views, as well as the Ozark Trail.
White Mountain National Forest – New Hampshire
San Bernardino National Forest has more than 20 campgrounds, miles of hiking trails and a whole host of wildlife, including moose, lynx, bobcat and white-tailed deer. When RV camping in the White Mountain National Forest, make sure to drive through Kancamagus Scenic Byway.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Tennessee
The Great Mountains National Park comes alive with a myriad of colors in autumn. Blue Ridge Parkway is the highlight of this location, but there are other areas equally worth visiting, like Clingmans Dome Road.
Winhall Brook – Vermont
Nestled amidst hardwood forests in the Green Mountains, Winhall Brook is a campground that is open year-round. The Green Mountains take on a spectacular range of hues as the leaves change color in fall. There is a 16-mile hiking trail close to the RV park, named West River Trail, and you’ll most likely run into woodpeckers, moose and loons during the hike.
Shenandoah National Park – Virginia
Shenandoah National Park is THE place to see fall foliage in all its glory. Drive through Skyline Drive, the park’s 105-mile byway, that offers stunning vistas.
These are our picks for the best fall foliage based on our research and planning, but don’t take our word for it. Get out there and discover the beauty of the fall season and be sure to share your travel updates with us here and on social media!
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