Perhaps no excursion is more liberating than a road trip. And no activity is more autumnal than a trip to see fall leaves. So with the changing hues of the trees and the crisp air upon us, now may be the best season to enjoy America’s most scenic drives through prime foliage destinations. September 22 marks the first day of autumn, which means now is the proper time to pull out a map and begin tracing the route that takes you through the heart of some of the country’s most breathtaking views. From the craggy coast of Mount Desert Island in Maine to the long stretches of highway in Alaska’s Yukon region, AD surveys the 21 most incredible scenic drives across America to enjoy this autumn. So get behind the wheel and let the vibrantly colored maple and poplar trees dotting the East Coast or the ash and elm trees along the West Coast leave you speechless this season.