5. Niagara Falls, Ontario:
A horde of foreign tourists is just something you expect when you visit both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls. But in autumn, it's easier to ignore the camera flashes and tour buses when you've got a blaze of fall color surrounding you, with the background roar of the falls as a soundtrack. It just feels right during this season, and a cup of hot chocolate and a brisk walk around the area at Horseshoe Falls makes a weekend trip perfectly complete.
4. Mont Tremblant with Ski Lift:
We've already told you all about the awesomeness of this destination just out from Montreal. As a huge ski mecca in the deep winter, in autumn you can ride the ski lifts up and over the foliage before the snowflakes come. Skim the multi-color treetops with your toes and take in our favorite of seasons from a whole new vantage point.
3. Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia:
If you're not content to hang out in Maine with "the way life should be" and are looking for a little more in your life, then we recommend driving over the border and up to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Highland. It's a national park, of course, and with a prime road trip route through the thickest of forests, which blazes red in middle October.
2. Alberta's Rocky Mountains:
If you thought that the United States' Rocky Mountains were dramatic enough, then you haven't been up over the border, where the province of Alberta sits above Montana and seemingly takes charge of autumn foliage. It's easiest to fly into Calgary, but a drive over from Seattle or Vancouver would also allow you to savor some of British Columbia's Rockies as well. It's really a win-win situation, no matter how you play it.
1. Agawa Canyon, Ontario:
You might be able to fly to into a city surrounded by forests of foliage and road trip through it, but nothing is better than simply sitting back and letting a train show you nature as it appears far from the highways and city centers. In specific, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, which runs until October 12 and is a one-day "wilderness excursion will take you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers, and through the awesome granite rock formations and mixed forests of the Canadian Shield." A trip is 70 CDN per person ($65), with discounts for seniors and children.
· Agawa Canyon Tour Train [Official Site]
· Fall Foliage Spots in Canada - The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Canada [About.com]
· Fall Foliage Travel Coverage [Jaunted]