Anyone who believes that summer is best for vacation road trips, they are sadly mistaken.
What is the best time for road trips? Autumn!
Blue Ridge Parkway “America’s Favorite Drive”
This ride is 469 miles of some of America’s most beautiful scenery anywhere. What is really great about this ride, you start at Shenandoah National Park, and 500 miles later, you end at Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
There is so much to take in along this route, hiking trails, campsites, and the excellent autumn scenery of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. If you can only take one great ride in your lifetime, this is the one to choose.
If you recall, we posted the best US travel article on June 20, 2019, where we mention The Blue Ridge Parkway. In Autumn, this is such a spectacular ride we had to mention it again. Don’t forget to bring along 4 Season Motorcycle Jacket as the weather in fall can change at any time.
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway
Are you a history buff, do you want to see the path taken by Lewis & Clark, in their historic journey west? Then U. S. Highway 12 through Montana, Idaho, and Washington is the ride for you. Your journey starts in the town of Lolo, Montana, traveling west into Idaho for 202 miles ending in Lewiston, Idaho.
The road is narrow, loaded with curves, mostly downhill, and packed with the colors of Autumn, a breathtaking ride. Riding west, you will follow the crystal clear Selway River. The Selway runs into the Clearwater River and from Orofino, ID.
The Clearwater will take to Lewiston, ID, where it joins the Snake River. Do not miss this ride in mid-Autumn if you can help it. This time of year in the Pacific Northwest rain is not a stranger to the weather pattern Men’s Motorcycle Rain Gear is suggested.
Green Mountain & Shires of Vermont Byways – Vermont
If you want to stay on the east side of America, ride the Green Mountains of Vermont. There are more maple trees in this region than anywhere else in the US, it is hard to beat the color of maples in fall. The best view of the Green Mountains is the 11-mile scenic byway between Stowe and Waterbury in Northern Vermont.
The view is just as spectacular in southeastern Vermont along the Shires of Vermont Byway. The colors of fall are at their best from late-September to mid-October; enjoy the ride. In Autumn, New England can be damp, to say the least, bring your Waterproof Motorcycle Pants For Men to keep your legs dry from road spray.
The Twisted Sisters
There is a saying, “Texas is a nation within itself and a state of mind,” how true that is.You want to take a fall ride in the Lone Star State, the Twisted Sisters in the Texas Hill Country comes to mind. This ride is around 100 miles long, and it is a favorite ride for motorcycle tours.
The ride starts at Medina, where you take Texas Ranch Road 337 (RR) along the first leg to the town of Leakey. That puts you not far from Garner State Park, Texas’ most popular, where the Frio River flows. Not far from Leakey on FM187 is the town of Vanderpool, the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum, and Lost Maples State Park. Texans say that the maples changing color in fall are a beautiful sight to behold Lost Maples State Park is where it happens.
Do I Really Need A Motorcycle Vest? Yes, because the climate in Texas during the fall can be a little warmer than you might think, did you bring your Leather Motorcycle Vest? Do not forget to check how.
Autumn is a season of change when the leaves of trees change colors to beautiful shades of orange, crimson, and yellow. The colors of Autumn may be great where you live, but in other parts of this great country, the colors of fall can be spectacular.