Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love watching the trees turn into such beautiful masterpieces of red, yellow and orange.

7 Scenic Drives You Must See This Fall
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A few years ago, my sister and her friends rented a big vehicle and drove the east coast during the fall. The photos and stories she told when she returned made me so incredibly jealous of her trip. The colors, the trees were beautiful.

I don't have enough time to take an east coast trip this year, and lucky for me (and you) you don't have to go to the east coast to see all the autumn beauty. It's right here in Illinois.

I can't wait to grab my pumpkin spice latte and hit the roads this fall to see some of the most beautiful scenic drives in Illinois.

IDOT has shared on their website seven of the most beautiful byways in Illinois. You can see their interactive map of the trips HERE. Kevin at Reboot Illinois, highlights some of the must see attractions on your way.

  1. Ohio River Scenic Byway
    • Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest
    • Cave in Rock State Park
    • Superman Statue in Metropolis
  2. Great River Road
    • Long Hollow Scenic Overlook
    • Dutch Windmill “De Immigrant”
    • Black Hawk State Historic Site
  3. Historic National Road
    • Cumberland County Covered Bridge
    • Cahokia Mounds
    • MY Garage Museum
  4. Historic Route 66
    • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
    • Original Brick Road
    • Henry’s Rabbit Ranch
  5. Illinois Lincoln Highways
    • Fabyan Villa and Japanese Gardens
    • Rochelle Railroad Park
    • Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home and Visitors Center
  6. Illinois River Road
    • Starved Rock State Park
    • Wildlife Prairie State Park
    • Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge
  7. Meeting of the Great Rivers
    • Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton
    • Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge
    • Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower
I can not WAIT to take these drives this year!


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