America’s best fall-foliage trips, in pictures

There’s something so exhilarating about those glorious first days of autumn, when the air becomes delightfully crisp, the skies are too blue to be true, and the autumn leaves start their quick-change act, shifting from green to scarlet or vivid gold or Halloween orange, in what seems like a matter of minutes.

It’s a time when folks long to be outside, to enjoy the colors, to do a little raking and call it exercise, or just to get the buzz that comes from the change of season. Here are 10 of the best places in America to get your fix. Click here for the photos.