With the arrival of autumn and the end of the summer camping season, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your Leisure Travel Van. Pack up your swimsuits and shorts, dig out your favorite comfy sweaters and pour a warm cup of cider as we explore some of the most beautiful places to see fall foliage throughout the Eastern United States.
The Catskills – New York State
The Catskills are home to six major river systems, and dozens of mountains. A popular destination 365 days a year, the Catskills explode with color in the fall when yellows, oranges, and reds electrify the rolling hillsides. Locals and visitors alike celebrate the onset of autumn with numerous fairs and parties.
Where to park your RV: Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds
Billed as a 160-acre paradise, Rip Van Winkle Campgrounds offer fun activities for kids of all ages. The site welcomes campers of all stripes but features many full-service sites with water, sewer, and power. The facility sits alongside a rolling river, with plenty of scenery to take in through September and October.
Lake Placid – New York State
Lake Placid has been drawing visitors with its changing leaves for centuries. Considered one of the premiere getaways for New Yorkers, there is no shortage of things to do in Lake Placid, from fine dining, to spa treatments to hiking and exploring. Spotting color changes is practically a pastime for residents, with several websites recording and predicting the changes throughout the season. Throughout the fall, the foliage will turn from a mellow yellow to vibrant crimson and rhubarb.
Where to park your RV: Whiteface Mountain KOA
Whiteface Mountain is open year-round and is an ideal stop for a night or a few days. If your stay is late in the fall and snow comes early, you can even explore local snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. The RV sites are up to 75’ long, making for king-sized spots for a Leisure Travel Van, and is packed with powered sites with full hookups.
The Berkshires – Massachusetts
The Berkshires are the go-to getaway for residents of New England. With incredible foliage down every winding road, you’ll see a palate of colors through the windows of your LTV. The small hamlets throughout the region are full of amenities for a perfect extended trip, with spas, home-style restaurants, and handcrafted goods.
Where to park your RV: Mt. Greylock Campsite Park
Located at the foot of the highest mountain peak in the Berkshires, Mt. Greylock has been family operated for more than 30 years. The property is a 40-acre, 90 site recreational park that can accommodate tents, pop-ups, trailers, motorhomes, and RVs. There are two bathhouses with toilets, sinks, and hot showers. The sites are deep and wide and are nestled in the woods, separated by trees and grass.
The Green Mountain Byway – Vermont
The Green Mountain Byway stretches through the foothills of Vermont’s tallest mountains, through the towns of Waterbury and Stowe. Teeming with farmland and historic homes nestled alongside the Waterbury Reservoir and three state parks, The Green Mountain Byway makes for a breathtaking drive through one of America’s oldest settled areas.
Where to park your RV: Gifford Woods State Park
Vermont’s State Parks are open until October 15. However, camping is allowed year-round on a “leave no trace basis”. Gifford Woods is located at the base of Killington Mountain, close to the Appalachian Trail. The campground offers 21 RV sites, flush toilets, hot and cold water and coin-operated showers. The area sits right beside acres of old-grown forest idea for relaxing walks among the fall colors.
The State of Connecticut may be small, but its displays of color in the fall is downright mighty, with its strongest showing in October. It makes for a picturesque getaway, complete with pumpkin and apple picking, and hot cider in every hamlet and village. If you’re truly looking to get away from it all, make Connecticut your destination.
Where to park your RV: Wilderness Lake Campground
Set on 100 lakeside acres idea for hikes or leisurely walks and fishing, Wilderness Lake Campground is an ideal place to rest in your RV on a fall weekend, and they’ve even been known to brew their own seasonal beer. Wilderness Lake features more than 70 sites, most of which offering hookups. They also stay open until Halloween, making it a great place to wind out the end of October.
Do you have a favorite place to take in fall colours along the East Coast? Let us know so we can share with fellow Leisure Travel Van owners.