These 7 Enchanting Washington Drives Are Perfect For A Fall Day
We’re gearing up to greet another beautiful autumn here in Washington. And as sad as it can be to say goodbye to summer, the Evergreen State happens to be especially gorgeous in the fall. Enjoy as many of these scenic drives as you can before winter arrives.
1. Enumclaw to Paradise
The 147-mile route from Enumclaw along SR 410 through Cayuse Pass is breathtaking this time of year. And it takes you straight to Mt. Rainier, which gets some spectacular fall foliage.
2. Chuckanut Drive
Chuckanut Drive runs north from Burlington to Bellingham and features colorful maples and views of the San Juan Islands. In other words, it's a perfect scenic drive in autumn.
3. Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway
Meander through the canyon along the Yakima River and check out the gorgeous scenery that looks especially vibrant in the fall. This is the perfect Sunday drive in early to mid-October.
4. Hood Canal Loop
This scenic loop includes a ferry ride or two, so plan accordingly. From Bremerton, you'll pass Belfair, Hoodsport, Brinnon and Quilcene before reaching Bainbridge Island, enjoying the fall colors and Hood Canal every bit of the way.
5. Highway 2 from Monroe to Leavenworth
Leavenworth and Stevens Pass are absolutely incredible in the fall. If you live anywhere near Leavenworth, an annual autumn day trip or two is an absolute must.
6. Green Bluff
Green Bluff is a small community near Spokane that really comes alive in the fall. Check out the views by following US 2 and WA-206 to Mead, then finding Green Bluff Road.
7. Whidbey Island Scenic Byway
Take the ferry to Whidbey Island this fall, and take your car. Whidbey Island Scenic Byway takes you from the town of Clinton over Deception Pass, showing off mountain and water views among old growth Douglas fir and bigleaf maple trees.
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