The temperature has dropped, the air is crisp and the wind is blowing. These are sure signs that Fall is here, bringing with it the colorful sights of foliage falling along Virginia’s highways and byways.
Scenic views along the roadways and throughout the countryside are one of a few things Virginia is known for. Whether your family takes a short trip to the mountains or a week-long escape to a resort, beautiful foliage will follow this Fall whether you travel in a car, camper or motorcycle.
With so much to see and do as you drive across the state, the team at Fairfax Auto Repair encourages you to schedule a regular vehicle maintenance check before you hit the road. Stop in for an oil change, fluids check, tire rotation or other necessary repairs so your family can feel safe no matter how far you venture from home.
Give Fairfax Auto Repair a call at 703-263-8159 to schedule your appointment. We hope to see you soon! For years, tourist has made many trips during the fall to travel to varying state’s beautiful leave changes. It is particularly beautiful and peaceful. As soon as later summer, you may be able to see the foliage and continue to see the best autumn for years to come. Technically, the green color, chlorophyll, starts to leave the leaves in the fall. The leaf is covered by a film that blocks the natural light. Then, the leaves become more beautiful and colorful. Most of these views are driving tours and you do not have to leave the comfort of your car.
Here are three of our favorite routes for your family to enjoy.
The Back of the Dragon
Total Drive Time: 1 hour
A zigzag trail cuts through a majestic mountain landscape as the Hungry Mother State Park comes alive during this time of year. Be sure to visit the quaint town of Tazewell while you’re passing through.
Route 39: The Allegheny Mountains
Total Drive Time: 1.5 hours
Expect a colorful course full of curves as drive through steep mountains and plunging gorges. Check out the lovely town of Warm Springs as well as Goshen Pass. Breathtaking!
Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park
Total Drive Time: 3 hours
Natural waterfalls abound on this scenic route of more than 105 miles. Twisting and winding roads also feature 75 overlooks and 500 miles of woodland hiking trails. Experience nature at its finest!