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Where should you go for your autumn getaway? Marshmallows are roasting, corn is ready to harvest, and everything is flavored with pumpkin spice – but where should you go?
LawnStarter ranked the best states to visit this fall to help you plan your trip.
The 50 states were compared based on 15 fall factors like the number of national and state parks, trails, corn mazes, and wineries.We even factored in the number of weeks each state is expected to produce fall foliage for your postcard-worthy photos.
Take a look at our list of the best states, followed by our methodology.
Vermont is a state in the United States
Overall, I received a 60.34
Rank 7: Autumn Scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked sixth.
1st place for entertainment
New Hampshire is a state in the United States.
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The overall score is 52.86
9th place for fall scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked third.
2nd place for entertainment
Maine is a state in the United States
The overall score is 49.34
18th place for fall scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked fourth.
4th place for entertainment
California is a state in the United States
Overall, the score is 43.66
13th place for fall scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked second.
17th place for entertainment
Wyoming is a state in the United States
Overall, the score is 43.09
3rd place for fall scenery
5th place for outdoor recreation
14th place for entertainment
Alaska is a state in the United States
Total score: 4210
Fall foliage is ranked 47th.
The first place goes to outdoor recreation.
48th place for entertainment
Oregon is a state in the United States
Total score: 3905
Rank 24: Autumn Scenery
10th place for outdoor recreation
3rd place for entertainment
Montana is a state in the United States
Overall, the score is 38.30
6th place for fall scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked seventh.
tenth place for entertainment
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Total score: 3552
Autumn scenery is ranked 23rd.
Outdoor recreation is ranked ninth.
5th place for entertainment
Connecticut is a state in the United States
Total score: 3501
Fall scenery is ranked number 20.
Outdoor recreation is ranked eighth.
11th place for entertainment
Colorado is a state in the United States
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Total score: 3310
Fall scenery is ranked second.
14th place for outdoor recreation
28th place for entertainment
Total score: 3288
Fall scenery is ranked first.
Outdoor activities are ranked 12th.
37th place for entertainment
Massachusetts is a state in the United States
Total score: 3097
Fall foliage is ranked 21st.
Outdoor recreation is ranked thirteenth.
20th place for entertainment
New York is a city in the United States.
Total score: 3087
5th place for fall scenery
15th place for outdoor recreation
22nd place for entertainment
Michigan is a state in the United States
Total score: 3084
Rank 7: Autumn Scenery
Outdoor recreation is ranked number 20.
9th place for entertainment
The 50 states were ranked from best to worst.(No. 1) to the worst50) based on an average of their overall scores (out of a possible 100) across all of the weighted metrics listed below.
- Autumnal Views
- Number of Weeks with Fall Foliage Expected
- The Total Number of Scenic Drives
- The total number of national parks is
- National Parks’ Surface Area
- Countless State Parks
- State Parks’ Surface Area
- Area Covered by National and State Parks
- Forest Area Contribution
- Trails in the woods per 100,000 people
- Per 100000 people, how many hiking trails are there?
- Yard Square Footage on the Average
- Per 100000 people, how many apple orchards are there?
- Per 100,000 people, how many corn mazes are there?
- Per 100000 people, how many pumpkin patches are there?
- Per 100000 residents, how many wineries, wine producers, and/or wine blenders are there?
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