Fall Colors Travel Opportunities

After the summer rush of tourism is over, incredible autumn travel opportunities come with the change of seasons and the brilliant colors that surround lakes and rivers. Flights and accommodation options come down in price as the official “shoulder season” begins, making it the perfect time to book that trip to see the fall colors and relax for a long weekend or use up your vacation time that will expire at the end of the year.

There are many destinations across the northern hemisphere for traveling in the autumn to see the colors changing, and here are some of the best in case you’re in need of some extra travel inspiration.

best fall foliage destinations

East Coast Fall Foliage

1. Bar Harbor, Maine

It’s no secret that this spot on the eastern seaboard is a favorite for travelers looking to enjoy time on a boat and to see the brilliant fall displays. Enjoy the changing colors in this stunning seaside town, cruising around the harbor and to nearby islands and other points of interest.

bar harbor maine foliage

2. Upstate New York

While Central Park in New York City certainly offers some pretty views and hues in the fall season, heading upstate when you’re in New York is the best bet for stunning autumn colors and changing leaves. From Lake Pleasant to Ithaca, you’ll find the perfect spot to rent a boat and enjoy the outdoors.

3. Eastern Canada

You don’t have to stay stateside to enjoy the fall colors - cross the border and head north into Canada, where the colors are stunning all across the east coast. From Montreal to Nova Scotia, there are endless opportunities to enjoy leaf-peeping and see the changing colors with a pumpkin spice latte in hand.

West Coast Fall Foliage

4. Lake Tahoe

This gem of California is a fantastic spot to enjoy the fall colors. Rent a boat on Lake Tahoe and enjoy a day of cruising, relaxing with friends and family onboard.

lake tahoe foliage

5. Colorado

From Denver to Durango, there are lots of top-notch boating opportunities in Colorado, and autumn is a fantastic time to go. See the changing leaves light up the mountainside, and enjoy the crisp autumn air in Colorado. It’s a great time for fall camping in addition to boating - check out our rentals in your favorite nature spots.

colorodo foliage

6. British Columbia

British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is an excellent spot to enjoy the outdoors and the changing colors. Book a trip to this beautiful region, from Kelowna to Vancouver, with boat tours, water sports, or private charters to meet the needs of all your travel goals. 


7. Prague

Prague is a picturesque city for a boat tour. Cruise down the Vltava river on a canal boat, rent a powerboat on your own or paddle yourself in a kayak for a wonderful day exploring Prague. The colors that light up the banks of the river and the parks in the city are gorgeous. 

prague foliage

8. Amsterdam

With all the canals and trees changing color throughout the city, Amsterdam is a wonderful spot to visit during an autumn trip. The romantic setting of Dutch architecture combined with cruising on a boat through the waterways makes for an unforgettable adventure. 

amsterdam foliage

Fall Fishing Trips & Tours

Before it gets too cold to enjoy the outdoors, planning an autumn trip to partake in outdoor activities like fishing or paddle sports is a must. Rent a kayak and power yourself through a local lake, taking in all the brilliant hues of red, orange, and yellow that surround you. Take a fly fishing trip on a river and connect with nature as you reel in catches for hours, with a fishing guide or on your own.  

fall kayaking trip

Heading out to enjoy the fall colors and changing leaves on a boat? Be sure to tag us (@GetMyBoat) in your photos! Book your perfect fall boating trip with us, you can download our app available for iOS & Android today!