Every seasoned motorcycle enthusiast knows that fall is an exciting time to be on the road. There are so many worthy parts of the country to visit. The heat of summer gives way to cooler, comfortable temperatures and the scenery can be spectacular. At Kendon, we are proud to be part of your long-trip solutions. We’re stoked that fall is here, too. Where do you most want to go for this year’s adventure? Here are five of the best fall motorcycle rides to be found anywhere.
Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees
Michigan isn’t nicknamed “pure Michigan” for nothing. The state is loaded with state parks, lakes and gorgeous rivers. The further north you go, the better it gets. One nationally-known area is a 27.5 mile stretch on M-119. You’ll see forests just about everywhere you look with colors all ablaze and your heart will breathe deeply of Lake Michigan’s shorelines. Check out the Scenic Heritage Route near Harbor Springs.
Maine’s Coastal Route One
A perfect early fall option is a trip along the Northeast Atlantic. If you’re looking for the full experience of New England, you won’t find anything more authentic. Check out this 167-mile long stretch, dotted with small coastal villages, unrivaled historic landmarks, and lighthouses. Hit this one first thing in the fall to make sure that the temperatures are favorable. The leaf colors ought to be stunning at this time as well. You’ll be able to enjoy the scenery while eating some of the best seafood, since there are lobster shacks galore along this stretch. You’ll get to come into the towns after the summer rush is over and just relax. Just make sure that you’re ready for anything since a moose crossing the road in front you could happen.
The mountains of the East Coast are breathtaking. Pennsylvania and New York have plenty to showcase. For many motorcycle enthusiasts, though, Skyline Drive is on the top of their list. Located in Virginia, it features a 109-mile section of mountain scenery. The stretch goes through the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. You’ll find plenty of places to stop and take in scenic overlooks. This is a great mid-fall ride that won’t cool you down more than you’d like. Just don’t forget your camera; this stretch is truly one-of-a-kind.
San Juan Mountain Skyway
This drive through the Rocky Mountains is a 225-mile stretch. You’ll basically be driving a loop on the southwest corner of Colorado. Expect plenty of fall colors as you experience 14,000-foot- tall mountain peaks, stunning river valleys and canyons. The color show will continue as you journey through Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park. You’ll also find the hot springs and old mining towns along the way to be well worth the look.
Located in North Carolina and Tennessee, Deal’s Gap or Tail of the Dragon draws many a biking enthusiast each fall. It’s the shortest stretch featured here at 11 miles but don’t let that fool you. It contains an astounding 318 curves in that short span. All those extra turns aren’t without effect. They give you hundreds of gorgeous views, each unique in its own way. If you’re an adrenaline junkie and want to get into the fall action, this one is a must. The stretch borders the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains. Some of the turns are so tight that they’ve been given some of these memorable names.
- Brake or Bust Bend
- Wheelie Hell
- Copperhead Corner
Take an Autumn Ride with your Kendon Trailer
We at Kendon Standup Trailers and Lifts are grateful to be a part of making your fall the best it can be. We offer the highest-quality equipment on the market for your motorcycle needs and love getting you to the farthest and most scenic destinations in the country and beyond. If you need equipment that you can trust for the long haul, look no further than Kendon. Contact us here to learn more.