When you think of fall, what comes to mind? Pumpkin-spice everything? Football? Apple cider? Sweater weather? For us, witnessing the beauty of leaves changing their colors to deep oranges, reds and yellows is one of our favorite things about fall.

No matter where you live, gorgeous fall scenery awaits. So, to celebrate the season, hop in the car for a quick weekend trip, or even just a scenic drive, and immerse yourself in the majesty of Mother Nature.

Driving comfortably and safely is made possible by natural gas and oil. While natural gas and oil fuels vehicles, their derivatives also comprise many of the parts of a vehicle’s body and interior as well. The roads you drive down on synthetic rubber wheels may be paved with petroleum based asphalt and safety features like airbags, seatbelts and rear view and side mirrors are all made using synthetic materials.

The GPS technology that guides you and the Bluetooth technology that connects you while driving are also powered by natural gas and oil. Even the circuit board running your backup camera is made, in part, using plastic and synthetic rubber parts.

To keep your trip alive in your memory, the video or still camera you use to capture Mother Nature’s beauty probably runs on natural gas and oil, and is encased in natural gas and oil derivatives.

Now, let’s hit the road! Here are some of our favorite locales to see the season’s most impressive foliage:

  1. Three Rivers State Park in Florida
  2. The Ozarks in Arkansas
  3. The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia
  4. Table Rock Lake in Missouri
  5. White Mountain National Forest in Maine
  6. Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan
  7. Glacier National Park in Montana
  8. The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway in New Mexico
  9. The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon
  10. Mammoth Lakes in California