Autumn Colour Destinations
Published by The Independent | By Aoife O’Riordain
From the Smoky Mountains to Switzerland
One of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays is upon us. With the arrival of autumn the forests and woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere are gradually transforming into a striking natural show of russet, vermillion, gold, bronze and yellow. New England is justifiably popular for its arresting autumnal displays but there are off-the-beaten-track alternatives.
Freewheeling through the gorgeous colours on display in the dense forests of maple, ash, hickory and walnut trees that dot the Canadian province of Quebec is a particularly pleasurable way to watch autumn take hold. Boasting displays equally impressive as some of its US neighbours, Montreal, Quebec City and the Eastern Townships in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are all on Butterfield & Robinson’s five-night cycling tour.