The Midwest simply comes alive with color in the fall. Though you can go almost anywhere and get a taste, here are few of the best fall road trip destinations!
Arts Road 46
Running from Bloomington, Indiana to Columbus, Indiana, this short stretch of road has become famous not only for the stunning foliage along the trip but also for the attractions along the way. Bloomington is known for its tasty and quaint eateries while Columbus is known for its architecture.
The area in Northwest Illinois between the Mississippi River and Rockford offers the epitome of Midwestern beauty. Mississippi Palisades State Park provides impressive views of the river. Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park is a fun destination too. Visit Lowden Memorial to see the beautiful The Eternal Indian (aka Black Hawk) statue.
Covered Bridge Tour
Parke County, Indiana features 31 historic bridges. Many of the bridges date from the 19th century and are still in use. Midwest Living notes how bridges are “especially charming nestled amid fall foliage.” Routes are marked in the county to make it easy to explore the bridges.
Try to make some time to get away this fall. The cool temperatures combine with the vibrant reds and yellows and oranges of the changing foliage to provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing, rewarding road trip.