Leaves burst into color, and hints of cinnamon waft through the air. The words “sweaters” and “scarves” re-enter our conversations. Yes, autumn is here.
The northeastern part of the United States showcases the beauty of this season in colorful and dramatic ways. Fortunately, some of the most magnificent views and sights can be found just a short drive away from the largest airports in the Northeast. Here are five fall destinations that are worth going the extra mile to explore.
Amish Country, Pennsylvania
- From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 90 minutes
- From Philadelphia International Airport, 90 minutes
After flying into Philadelphia or Baltimore, you can find yourself on a picturesque drive through Pennsylvania Amish country in 90 minutes.
Start your family vacation with this scenic driving tour, which guides you along curvy roads, covered bridges and must-see stops in this historic country. Try a whoopie pie in Lancaster, the “home to Pennsylvania Dutch cooking,” before heading toward Gettysburg National Military Park, a major Civil War battle site. While there, tune in to a free podcast tour, developed by Civil War Traveler and the National Park Service, and follow the free self-guided, printable map that includes a suggested auto tour. Prefer to walk? Not a problem. Parking is free and the map includes walking trails.