Here Are All the Best Campsites for Peak Fall Foliage Season

The tricky thing about fall foliage is exactly how best to experience it.

From the window of a car touring through Vermont? From the balcony of a country inn, also in Vermont? Neither of those. The best answer is actually this: Hipcamp’s fall foliage camping map

This map is smarter than you probably think. You can sort it not just by place but by time as well — so if you’re looking for a foliage hotspot for, say, next weekend, it’ll adjust its picks based by projected peak foliage. Ready to go? We are — so below, our top picks for the next few weekends. 

This week
The Arboretum in Washington’s Bear Canyon West — you can literally camp on a Christmas tree farm (with plenty of deciduous trees in sight). 

The Week of October 15
Irish Creek Camp in California — a 60-acre spread on the edge of Gold Rush country. 

The Week of October 22
Four Sisters Ranch near Utopia, TX, a working ranch suitable for camping either before or after touring nearby Big Bend. 

The Week of October 29
Sandbar Camp North offers primitive camping on Coldwater Creek’s sandy beach, beneath a canopy of pine and cypress trees. 

Head on over to Hipcamp to check what campsites are available in your neck of the woods.