5 Fall-Time Road Trip Destinations
For many, fall is the best time of year. The temperature drops to a comfortable equilibrium between the scorching heat of summer and the frigid cold of winter, leaves and foliage in the north begin to change colors, and football is back in full swing. With many RVers getting ready to head south for the winter, you may be looking to squeeze in one last trip before exchanging your boots and sneakers for sandals and flip-flops. If you’re having trouble figuring out what that last trip of the year will be, take a look at some destinations below that we think are a real treat!
Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery – Michigan
The Robinette family has been supplying the local Grand Rapids, MI area with fresh produce for over 100 years dating back to 1911 when they first purchased the farm. At the beginning, it was primarily a peach farm, but since then it has evolved into 100+ acres of orchards offering bushels of apples, apricots, cherries, and blackberries. With over twenty different wines and ciders featured in their winery, Robinette’s is a great destination for people of all ages. There are daily activities and seasonal events scattered throughout the premises which also includes a bakery, cider mill, and lunch area.
Shenandoah National Park – Virginia
Located just 75 miles from our nation’s capital, Shenandoah National Park offers over 200,000 acres of protected land waiting to be explored. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows are home to a plethora of wildlife waiting to be spotted as you make your way throughout the park. Watch the leaves change colors as you hike, bike, fish, horseback ride, and rock climb. Just some of the many things this national park has to offer.
Lake of the Ozarks – Missouri
Lake of the Ozarks is a hidden resort tucked away in Missouri and part of Arkansas. Whatever your fancy is, there’s a good chance you can find it in the Ozarks. If you’re looking to rest and relax, there are plenty of scenic spas, restaurants, and spots to hang by the water. Caverns to explore, golf, concerts and events at the amphitheater, and boating are just a few things to do while you’re there, and Branson, Missouri is just around the corner for some added entertainment. See everything the Ozarks have to offer on their website.
Stone Circle Cider – Oregon
Located just 25 miles outside of Portland, Stone Circle Cider can be found in the town of Estacada. Known for some of the best cider in Oregon, this family farm has been attracting apple enthusiasts with their heirloom variety cider apples, which through patience and hard-work, turn into delicious variations of dry, semi-dry, sweet, sour cherry, and seasonal ciders. Sip a glass of cider while you walk throughout Stone Circle’s farm, orchard, barn, pond, and wildlife area.
Adirondack Mountains – New York
The Adirondack Mountains are located in northern New York and home to gorgeous lakes, nature, and wildlife. With miles of trees in all directions, there aren’t many better places to watch the leaves change color. Little towns and villages are scattered throughout where you’ll find delicious freshly made pastries and desserts that will help you forget the hustle and bustle of today’s fast-paced world. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you walk along tree-lined hiking trails. See everything the Adirondack Mountains have to offer on their website.