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Time your autumn escape just right with these handy fall color reports from state tourism and natural resources groups.
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Redefine the colors of fall along Michigan’s scenic byways with golden sand, red lighthouses and pure-blue water and feel the tinge of anticipation for what’s around the next bend.
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Our apple blossom itinerary takes you on a 100-mile loop from La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Great River Bluffs State Park in Minnesota.
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The 33-mile Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway takes travelers to riverboat ports like Grafton and Alton as well as to Pere Marquette State Park and other destinations that fill a weekend...
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To celebrate Midwest Living’s 25th anniversary, we chose our all-time favorite fall drives, the ones showcasing the best of the season and the region. All our drives deliver memorable scenery, towns...
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This 40-mile drive takes you through some of the prettiest towns and scenery in Indiana.
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Covered bridges and family-run wineries are highlights of two loop drives.
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Founded in the 1800s by German vintners, Hermann (population: 2,600) has retained its small-town character, though thousands come to this Missouri River town each year to explore the area's...
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Visit state parks and recreation areas near Galena on our scenic loop drive.
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Though the Great River Road covers an incredible amount of ground—2,000 miles along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana—it's easy to enjoy piece by piece during leisurely weekend...

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