2009-09-15

秋の行楽シーズンにドライブに行くなら/おススメ10選~アメリカ編~



Route 168
Region and State: Sierra Nevada Mountains, Calif.
Elevation: 4,000 feet at the start
When to Go: The last week of September and the first week of October.
Local Trees: Aspen, juniper and pine trees

Route 100
Region and State: Green Mountains, Vt.
Distance: 215 miles
Elevation: 1,000 feet at the start
When to Go: October
Local Trees: Maple, birch, beech, elm and ash

Kancamagus Scenic Byway
Region and State: White Mountains, N.H.
Distance: 27 miles
When to Go: Early October
Local Trees: Maple, ash, oak, beech and birch

Columbia River Highway
Region and State: Columbia River, Ore.
Distance: 80 miles
Elevation: The canyon walls are 4,000 feet tall.
When to Go: Mid- to late October
Local Trees: Bigleaf maple, vine maple, cottonwood and Oregon ash

Independence Pass
Region and State: Rocky Mountains, Colo.
Distance: 44 miles
Elevation: 12,095 feet
When to Go: October
Local Trees: Cottonwood, poplar, aspen, oak, boxelder, birch and chokecherry

Newfound Gap Road
Region and State: Great Smokey Mountains, Tenn.
Distance: 33 miles
Elevation: 5,046 feet
When to Go: October and November
Local Trees: Yellow birch, American beech, mountain maple, pin cherry, hobblebush, hickory, sweet gum and scarlet oak

Route 78
Region and State: Hocking Hills, Ohio
Distance: 105 miles
When to Go: Mid-October
Local Trees: Oak, hickory, red maple, chestnut, mulberry, willow, birch, beech and walnut

Route 113
Region and State: White Mountains, Maine
Distance: 55 miles
Elevation: 300 feet at the start
When to Go: Late September, early October
Local Trees: Basswood, beech, birch, butternut, elm, poplar, witch hazel, maple, sumac and tupelo

Sugarloaf Road (SR 2012)
Region and State: Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.
Distance: 48 miles (including Pennsylvania Route 381)
Elevation: 2,900
When to Go: October
Local Trees: Red maple, silver maple, white ash, bigtooth aspen, American chestnut and sycamore

Cade's Cove Loop
Region and State: Great Smokey Mountains, Tenn.
Distance: 11 miles
Elevation: 1,700 feet
When to Go: November
Local Trees: Birch, American beech, maple, cherry, hobblebush, hickory, sweet gum and oak

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