Scenic road trips around the world

While many may follow in the footsteps of poet Robert Frost and take the road less traveled,there are times in life when you should take the road more traveled. If it’s lush, tropical rain forests, glaciers or humpback whales you’re after, the following roads are some of the most popular drives in the world -- and for good reason. From the charming Acadian communities of coastal Nova Scotia to the famed vineyards of northeastern France, there is a scenic asphalt adventure for every taste and interest. Here are 10 of the best.

Text by Julia Dimon | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Dec 6, 2012 11:30PM
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Ledges State Park Just south of Boone IA.  North, North East of  Des Moines, IA.  Early Oct or within 2 weeks span of the first frost, this park is amazing with all its colors and wildlife.  Developed by the Army Corps of Engineers with trails and scenic wonders rich with culture from our beloved past, you'll want to spend the day exploring and taking as many trails as your body will let you.  Very relaxing and a wonderful family experience of all ages!!!!!
Nov 26, 2012 11:49AM
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Ha!  All those gorgeous places to Experience on a motorcycle, and MSN puts an ad for a cruise ship in the corner.  Like spending a week on a floating hotel trapped with 1000 other people could compare?  Not even the same target crowd here.  New Zealand's going on the bucket list, and I don't mean on a boat!!!
Nov 17, 2012 1:22PM
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Pacific Coast Highway in California also have some beautiful views.
Oct 16, 2012 4:03PM
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Grossglockner Alpine mountain road in Austria is also worth a vote as the world's top scenic route.  At Edelweisspitze this is the highest elevation point in Europe wher a car can travel (approx 8,500 feet above sea level). 
Sep 24, 2012 7:39PM
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Just a few great rides....bear Tooth Pass from Cody WY.to Red Lodge MT

Ice Field Pkwy from Banff to Jasper B.C.

Rocky Mtn Nat. Park from Estes Park to Winter Park Co.

Grand Tetons and Yellowstone From Jackson Hole to Cooke City Mt.

Lewis and Clark Trail from Sun Valley to Salmon ID.

A FEW OF MY FAVORITES

 

AMERICA IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 18, 2012 5:45PM
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SEDONA AZ TO RED ROCKS AND ACROSS TO BADLANDS TOWARDS GALLUP...NIGHT RIDING ON MOTORCYCLE CANT BE BEAT
Sep 18, 2012 1:21AM
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The Maine coast, US 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor. Enjoy the seafood and lobster on the piers at most harbors.
Sep 18, 2012 1:13AM
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U.S. 2 from Bellingham Wash. east into Glacier Nat. Park in Montana. Multiple ranges to cross, awesome views, lakes, and small towns which make it seem like you're back in the 1950s  600 miles of heaven; take a videocam or you'll be sorry. Overnight halfway in Newport, WA at the Idaho state line. An unforgettable trip.
Sep 18, 2012 1:04AM
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The Mohawk Trail west from Greemfield, Mass. to the NY line, especially in mid-October when foliage is peaking.

Or the Cangamangas Highway in northern N.H. in late Sept.-early Oct.

Sep 18, 2012 1:01AM
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Try route 89 in California, southeast from Mt. Shasta over several Sierra passes to rte 395 on the E. side of the Sierras. Incredible views and great small towns to stop at. 
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