As autumn approaches, you may be planning a road trip with the family. Taking scenic tours is a favorite way for many to see the beautiful colors of fall. But wait. Before you pack up the family and jump into the car, why not see the sights in an alternative fashion? Boating can offer access to scenery not viewed by the masses. Fall foliage reflecting off of the water is truly a sight to behold. Here are the top five waterways for anyone who wants to see fall foliage in a slightly different way.
Bar Harbor, Maine
New England is a popular destination for fall foliage seekers. If you don’t have your own boat, consider renting one from any one of the many rental and charter businesses in the area. Peak season runs from late September to the middle of October.
Lake Jocassee, South Carolina
Closer to home than the other destinations on this list, Lake Jocassee is accessible through Devils Fork State Park. The shoreline is undeveloped, making it a truly unique experience. Not only will you see the foliage on the trees, but the marsh grasses turn to hues of amber and gold come fall. Plan on visiting from late October to the first week of November.
Lake George, New York
You will find Lake George at the base of the Adirondacks. It is a large lake, covering over 30 miles. Come late September, autumn takes over and lights the lake with ambers, oranges and golds. There are several rental outfits to choose from, making it a popular destination for people in the area and surrounding states.
If you love the water, Michigan is the place to be in the fall. There are well over 10,000 inland lakes in the state, and more than 3,000 miles of shoreline along the Great Lakes. Pick your views from the hills or the water…you won’t be disappointed. October is the best month to visit.
Lake Tellico, Tennessee
Lake Tellico connects to many waterways, making it the perfect destination for any boater. Imagine looking at the foliage reflecting off of the water against the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. The views are breathtaking. Head to Tennessee from mid-October through the end of November for the best sights.
No matter if you are taking your own boat or renting someone else’s, safety should still be a priority on your fall foliage tour. If you are not an experienced boater, consider booking a charter rather than renting a boat.
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