When most RVers think of hitting the road, their mind immediately goes to spring or summer. Those months offer some of the best weather of the year and can make traveling and exploring wonderful. It’s important not to dismiss fall, though. Several areas around the country shine most in the fall. If you want to enjoy all that October and November have to offer, get the family together and go RVing. Here are five fantastic, photo-worthy fall RV destinations around the country to fill your Instagram profile.
Newport, Rhode Island
Set on Aquidneck Island, Newport is a beautiful harbor city in the state of Rhode Island. It’s a sailing town with plenty to do and some seriously beautiful scenery. While you’ll without a doubt want to enjoy a walk through Fort Adams State Park and take advantage of the numerous wineries in the area, you should also drive through the beautiful countryside.
Take your RV down Route 4 south from Providence to enjoy some breathtaking views. With the trees changing in the fall, you’d better have your camera ready. Rhode Island is rife with RV parks, so you’ll have no problem finding a place to set up camp and relax after a busy day.
Hood River, Oregon
A port city on the Columbia River, which acts as the border between the states of Oregon and Washington, Hood River provides some of the most beautiful sights to see in all of the Pacific Northwest. There are plenty of RV parks right on the river.
Unless you spend quite a long time there, you’ll probably not get to experience all this wonderful place has to offer. Hiking, rafting, kayaking, and fishing are all common activities. The city hosts quality microbreweries if you love beer, and the accompanying culinary scene offers plenty to love, too. The fall months provide some of the most spectacular views when the leaves turn, meaning you’d better be ready to capture your adventures.
Door County, Wisconsin
Located just east of Green Bay, Wisconsin, on a peninsula, Door County provides an extremely unique experience. The peninsula is full of state parks, beaches, and RV parks. If you’re a hiker, cyclist, or water and beach-lover you’ll find Door County to be a dreamy place.
Don’t know what to check out first? Try the Cana Island Lighthouse. From there you can head to Whitefish Dunes State Park, Peninsula State Park, Potawatomi State Park, or Mud Lake State Wildlife Area and take in the sights. After adventuring, try a traditional Door County fish boil at White Gull Inn. Scandinavian settlers started this cooking method over a century ago, and it’s just as delicious today.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Maine offers a lush, awe-inspiring landscape that is beyond photogenic. You’ll want to pull off often to take in the sights and snap photos often. Bar Harbor should be at the top of your list for Maine RVing. Situated just east of Acadia National Park, the city gives you access to the beautiful Frenchman Bay.
RV parks are located in or around the breathtaking Acadia National Park or right in Bar Harbor if you want to be closer to the water. Fall is a great time to miss the crowds, and you’ll get the best show from the quickly turning trees. You can split your time between the national park and the harbor city’s coastal charm.
Sitting alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is the unique little city of Roanoke. With the Blue Ridge Mountains and George Washington and Jefferson National Forest so close, RV parks are scattered all around the area surrounding Roanoke. You can spend your day driving along the scenic parkway and hiking in the beautiful mountains.
You can also take in the art galleries, museums, and interesting shops in town. Let’s face it, if you’re in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall, you’ve come, in part, to take as many photos of the glorious scenery as you can. With the leaves turning, you’ll see some of the most vibrant fall colors of any place in the nation.
What’s your favorite fall RV destination? Leave a comment below!