Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway, Massachusetts
Located in Massachusetts' Berkshires region, the Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway begins in Lee and weaves its way through Becket, Chester, and Huntington before ending in Russell. The 35-mile stretch of road runs along route 20, and was originally built in 1910 to accommodate the first horseless carriages. Today, the route runs almost parallel to the speedy highway, and visitors are encouraged to meander at a slower pace to enjoy the natural scenery, especially in the fall when the landscape bursts into a riot of red and gold hues.
Not to be missed: The Huntington Country Store, where visitors can shop for country goods, holiday merchandise, and spices. Be sure to try one of their wrapples, pastries filled with apples and cinnamon, the perfect treat for a fall day.
Before you go, check to see when the colors are at peak.
(Photo: iStockphoto/Denis Jr. Tangney)