Need a fall fix? Try one from these great places.
1. Mackinac Island, Michigan
The only way to reach this famed car-free island is by boat and ferry, and once visitors arrive, they are attracted by the history, scenery and fall colors.“It’s a throwback to years past, a little town, and there’s a big state park as well,”Blackwell says. “ You’re allowed to have boats all around the island.”
2. Tellico Lake, Tennessee
With nearly 400 miles of shoreline, this waterway flowing out of the Great Smoky Mountains is largely unexploited, well-protected in its natural state. Fall visitors find a range of colors reflecting in the clean waters, says Blackwell, who vacationed in the area with his family as a child. “The thick forest there just allows you to see more greenery and wildlife."
3. Dillon Reservoir, Colorado
With an hour from Denver, this lake is home to what claims to be the nation's highest sailing club, at an altitude of more than 9,000 feet. Marinas in the towns of Dillon and Frisco make it easy to get out on he water and to see the bright yellows and golds of fall leaves. “ People are surprised that there's boating in Colorado, and you can see the mountains just before the snowball," Blackwell says.
4. Lake Monroe, Indiana
The state’s largest lake is surrounded by more than 13,000 acres of protected forest and three recreation areas, making it an ideal place to see fall colors, particularly from oaks and the tulip poplar, the state tree. “ It’s a gem (宝石) in southern Indiana," says Blackwell, who grew up in the area. “There are lots of different activities: canoeing, kayaking and fishing.”
21. What is special about Mackinac Island?
A. It’s like a modern city. B. Visitors can’t take a boat around it.
B. Visitors can see various wildlife there. D. Visitors can’t go there by cars.
22. Which is suitable for someone looking for an undeveloped place for vacation?
A. Mackinac Island, Michigan B. Tellico Lake, Tennessee
C.Dillon Reservoir, Colorado D. Lake Monroe, Indiana
23. What do the four places have in common?
A. Blackwell once travelled there. B. They are all famous tourist destinations.
C. They are surrounded by thick forests. D. Visitors can enjoy fall colors there.