Fall Foliage Driving Tours

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From September to November, regions from New England to the Great Lakes and beyond are bathed in falling leaves. Ranging from brilliant gold to fiery red, burning orange to deep purple, these autumn leaves are sure to delight the whole family on a fall foliage driving tour.

The best way to experience a fall foliage driving tour is with a Cruise America RV rental. With room for the whole family to sleep, relax, bathe, cook and eat, your RV will be your home away from home no matter where you go. And with 132 locations throughout North America, it’s easy to find a Cruise America near you.

With Cruise America, you’ll save money on hotel accommodations, car rental, airfare and bus tours – it’s a great deal! Fall foliage travel has never been better than with an RV rental. Read on for some of our favorite routes for your fall foliage driving tour, and book your fall foliage driving tour today.


New England fall foliage is renowned for its incredible hues and varied leaves. Visit the northernmost states – Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire – early, as peak colors are usually seen in late September and early October. Farther south, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York, expect the leaves to turn toward the middle of October.

For depth of color in fall foliage, New England can’t be beat. Known for its thick maple groves – the quintessential autumn tree – the area offers rich, deep foliage as far as the eye can see. For a fun trip, try a New York fall foliage getaway from our RV rental locations in New York City or upstate in Poughkeepsie.


For a Midwestern take on a fall foliage driving tour, head to the Great Lakes region. Leaves begin to fall as early as September in the Canadian provinces and can last as late as November in the southern reaches of this region.

Located in the heart of the Great Lakes, the Grand Traverse area of Northwestern Michigan is a brilliant spot for fall colors tours. See swaths of cherry trees transform from verdant green to rich scarlet, their leaves mingling with ash, oak and more along rural highways and near the shores of Lake Michigan.

Other great fall foliage driving tours can be found across the country, particularly in the South’s Great Smoky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge region. Less well-known and often just as beautiful, these locations are a great way to take a fall foliage driving tour without the crowds.

But no matter where your fall colors tour takes you, your Cruise America RV will take you there in comfort. Save money and enjoy the open road like never before – plan your fall foliage driving tour today.