This week Thinking Color is hitting the road in search of some of the best places around the country to see beautiful fall colors.
We start in New England an area of the country that has been renowned for its spectacular fall foliage for centuries. Boston Common is not only steeped in history related to the American Revolution but is also the oldest park in the United States. The carefully curated trees in the park create a stunning mosaic as the leaves begin to change.
Heading north-west we come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The vast expanses of forest that cover this wilderness turn into an explosion of color in fall. The saturation of color is so expansive it can be seen from space.
Heading South from Michigan is the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains national park is not only one of the most beautiful national parks in the country but a great place to combine mountain views with fall colors.
It seems like people often forget about the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri. However,when the leaves start to change in these rolling hills it is difficult not to take notice.
Finally we stop on the west coast and the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Not only does this valley have spectacular fall colors but the scene is punctuated by rows and rows of vineyards turning along with the trees.