Autumn is officially here, and a recent analysis from the company LawnStarter has broken down the best and worst places to enjoy the fall season in the United States.

The study ranked the states based on a number of factors, including scenery, outdoor recreation and entertainment, according to an email sent to the Deseret News.

Here are some of the findings.

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The top 10 states to visit in the fall

New England claimed the top three spots, with Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine showcasing colorful leaves for around 10 to 11 weeks and boasting a number of corn mazes and hiking trails. States in the West rounded out much of the top 10, thanks to scenic drives and an abundance of national and state parks.

  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • California
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Connecticut

The bottom 10 states

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Areas in the South and Midwest scored fairly low in the analysis, with Nebraska, Indiana and Kansas — some of the least forested areas in the nation — ranking in the bottom 10, and Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana finishing in the bottom five.

  • Nevada
  • Nebraska
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Alabama
  • Hawaii
  • Delaware
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana

How did Utah stack up?

Overall, Utah ranked No. 12 in terms of the best state to visit in the fall.

However, when it comes to the projected number of weeks with fall foliage, the Beehive State claimed the No. 1 spot.

Other notable Utah rankings:

  • Number of scenic drives - No. 2 (California claimed the No. 1 spot)
  • Hiking trails per 100,000 residents - No. 7
  • Corn mazes per 100,000 residents - No. 26

Visit LawnStarter to view all of the rankings.

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