Your Fall Foliage Viewing Guide
October 14th, 2019|
It’s called “leaf peeping,” and as silly or even risqué as it may sound, you may already be doing it without knowing! This is just a fun, informal term for going someplace to view the autumn leaves, and there’s lots of places across the country that benefit hugely from fall foliage tourism. Fall foliage tours are most popular in states in the Northeast and Midwest, like Indiana, but there are many beautiful places to watch the leaves change color across the U.S.
We’ve done the research to find some of the very best spots across the country to see the fall foliage at its peak. If you want to take a roadtrip this autumn to do some leaf peeping of your very own, check out our shortlist.
Safety Tips for Roadtripping
Forget baseball—one might argue roadtrips are the real Great American Pastime! But as much as roadtrips can inspire great memories, there’s also a lot of potential for things to go wrong if you aren’t prepared. Use this checklist to make your trip to view fall foliage easier, and to help keep you and your travel companions safe and having fun.
- Get your car inspected before you leave. This will locate any mechanical problems that require your attention, such as worn brakes or tires, low fluid levels or battery charge, and so on, so you can fix them before they become a problem on the road.
- Consider renting a car. Consider both necessity–will your personal car be able to handle off-roading if needed?––and desire––if you know you’ll be sticking to scenic, and paved, byways, a convertible will provide better views when the weather is nice.
- Prepare for a roadside emergency. Add a spare tire and jack, portable jump starter with jumper cables, and a gas can to the items in your truck, and don’t assume they are already there! There’s nothing worse than discovering your car doesn’t come with a spare tire when you need one.
- Prepare for all other emergencies. We recommend creating your own emergency kit with items like water bottles, first aid kit, flashlight, sunblock and bug spray, a Swiss Army knife, and blanket or towel.
- Take out some cash beforehand. Some small towns, state or national parks, and toll stations will require cash, and there’s no guarantee you’ll find an ATM nearby!
- Plan your entertainment ahead of time. You may lose radio signal in-between towns, and if you lose cell signal as well, you won’t be able to stream music either. Download your playlists, bring CDs, and make sure the kids have plenty of games to keep them occupied.
- Bring a backup map. If you lose cell service, you might lose your GPS directions as well. Have a backup map and check your route before you leave to learn about any potential road closures.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as driving while tipsy.
After a Road Trip Accident, Call Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand how devasting a car accident can be. Whether it happens on a road trip, or just blocks from home, car accidents can cause serious injuries and victims may be out of work for a long time. If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident that wasn’t their fault, we want to help.
We help car accident injury victims get the compensation they need for their medical treatment and lost wages by fighting back when insurance companies try to deny or reduce claims. It means you don’t owe us anything unless we get you money. So don’t hesitate after an injury—speak with a car accident attorney at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin today.