Red. Orange. Yellow. Gold. The bright, vibrant bursts of color in fall inspire people everywhere to take trips by car, foot, or boat to capture images of the spectacular foliage. Does the change of seasons from summer to fall make you feel uplifted? You can match this euphoria by literally soaring to incredible heights on an adventuresome fall getaway. Enjoy panoramic leaf views while sitting in a biplane, zip lining through the trees, or on a sky-high, hot-air balloon ride.
Nothing says foliage-viewing adventure more than an open-cockpit flight over picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Located in Orange, VA, Holladay House offers the ultimate scenic views of autumn’s colorful splendor. After your sky-high tour in a 1942 Waco ZPF-7 biplane, you’ll receive two white silk Aviator’s scarves to remember your fantastic voyage. In the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast of French toast (with real Virginia maple syrup) and “just picked” organic fruits and vegetables from the local farmers’ market.
“Sit back and enjoy the ride.” These very simple instructions will bring you an extreme view of the Ozark Mountains and Mother Nature’s jaw-dropping beauty. The Shepherd of the Hills’ Vigilante Extreme ZipRider® takes you 170 feet in the air for a half mile at 50 miles per hour as your feet glide over treetops that are all diverse in fall colors. Come back down to earth in style at Cameron’s Crag in Hollister, MO. From the sunken indoor hot tub, and panoramic views from a private deck, you will remember this foliage tour for many years to come.
Float up, up, and away and experience New England’s beautiful fall scenery at its finest on a hot-air balloon ride. You’ll see views of Vermont’s Upper Valley Area, The Quechee Gorge, and the Ottauquechee River that will take your breath away. After your adventure ends, unwind at the Carriage House of Woodstock in Woodstock, VT. This nine-room inn exudes country charm at every turn, including a wraparound porch and cozy fireplace.
Get a bird’s-eye view of the fall foliage at Vertical Horizons in Cave Junction, OR. This inn offers a choice of three unique treehouses to call your own for a weekend. You can get up close and personal with nature’s magnificent skyscrapers in all their glorious color while tucked away in your cozy treehouse, or during a recreational tree climbing experience (day climbs or night climbs). Your outdoor paradise wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a delicious breakfast using fresh organic fruit and wholesome products that are locally grown and raised.
Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes before you head out on your leaf-peeping adventure to Mountain Laurel Inn B&B in Mentone, AL. The hiking trails through Lookout Mountain will be lined with stunning foliage, including the West Rim Loop that leads to the foliage-draped Cloudland Canyon below. You will receive a complimentary handbook of hiking trails, water bottles, and a picnic lunch for two.
As the seasons change, so do the leaves. It’s one of Mother Nature’s greatest works of art, and a spectacle to behold. This fall take the high road to see every colorful brush stroke on a sky-high, leaf-peeping adventure.