Hayward Lakes, Wisconsin
The Hayward Lakes region of Wisconsin is such a leaf-peeping delight that visitors can choose from six self-guided color tours, which highlight the prime spots for fall foliage. Plus, the tours provide suggestions for interesting stops and historical facts along the way. The real attraction, however, is the dramatic transformation of the maples, oaks, aspens, sumacs and tamaracks that cover the region.
Not to be missed: The great outdoors. Hayward Lakes is only a stone's throw away from many natural sights, including the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which provides endless opportunities for hiking, picnics, and wildlife viewing among the rich colors of fall.
Before you go, check to see when the colors are at peak.
(Photo: Hayward Lakes Visitors and Convention Bureau)