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For beautiful fall foliage, look no further than the Midwest…

Door County, Wisconsin

This north Midwest lake town is a popular destination for boaters. Families are known to flock to Door County for the summer, leaving their homes in the city behind for freshwater swims and the crisp smell of the pines. However, Door County doesn’t lose its charm when the summer ends – quite the opposite. Bundle up, cruise the color-coated shorelines, and end the day cozied up by the fire. It’s everyone’s autumn dream. 

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri 

Visit the Lake of the Ozarks in the fall for the best this destination has to offer, minus the crowds. Eat and drink at the Ozarks’ best lakeside establishments, soaking up the end of the season with great deals. Enjoy the incredible foliage with mild temperatures that stay delightfully in the 50s and 60s. Or attend the many fall festivals that take place around the lake this time of year. Whether you’re looking for fun or relaxation, the Ozarks is the perfect place for a family vacation this fall.

For those seeking a weekend out west…

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is known to boaters as a Northern California treasure, and the fall season is no exception. The temperatures may drop but the views only get better and better. Daytime brings incredible fall foliage, sunsets reflect the vibrant colors in the most magnificent ways, and the nighttime display of stars will have you coming back year after year.

For our East Coasters…

Montauk, New York

Often taken over by New York City weekenders in the summer, Montauk shows its quaint, charming side come fall. Take the boat for a few last joy rides, eat at any restaurant of your choosing, and cozy up on the beach. Just don’t tell all your friends in the city!

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

The Chesapeake Bay really shows off in autumn. Water temperatures hold onto the summer heat, keeping the days remarkably warm and pleasant. Let the kids take the watersports for one more spin, or leisurely cruise down the many creeks and rivers that dot the Bay.

For a warm weather escape…

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Last but not least, is a boating destination for all the snowbirds. We get it – some of us would rather spend the fall season by the beach, taking the boat out from the marina and fishing the days away. Well, Fort Lauderdale is the place for you. Visit in late October to fit in a few days at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. As the largest boat show in the world, it’s a must for any boater. And even better, you can always count on a legendary model lineup from Boston Whaler!