Celebrate Drive the Great River Road Month

Fall is the perfect time to drive the Great River Road, one of America’s most scenic routes. This National Scenic Byway and All-American Road follows the Mississippi River for nearly 3,000 miles through 10 states, from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.

It’s a great drive any time of year, but every September, we celebrate Drive the Great River Road Month—it’s the perfect time to take in the fall colors as the trees turn red, orange, and yellow, and you’ll find fun fall festivals, farmers’ markets and other attractions no matter where you go.

Whether you’re riding your motorcycle or taking a family trip in the minivan, there’s plenty to discover along America’s greatest drive.

Need some travel inspiration? Here’s some helpful info you can use to plan your trip during Drive the Great River Road Month (or any time of year, really):

Photo: Great River Road in the fall/Illinois Office of Tourism