One of the coolest parts of the seasons changing is watching the nature around you change as well. Finding the best places to spot the changes in full swing can be the working of a beautiful mini vacation.
As the temperatures cool, and the days begin to fade, find your place to absorb the beauty of nature as it suffers the switch from summer to fall. Here are a few of the most breathtaking destinations to visit during the changing of the seasons in the U.S.
The Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The Smokies are a place you’ll need to plan to spend a little time. There’s so much to do that you’ll never do it all before you have to leave, so choose wisely. Make sure a good portion of your time is devoted to taking in the breathtaking natural wonders, before venturing into town.
Before building your travel itinerary, consider visiting Wonderworks, Dollywood, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, and other notable attractions around town.
The Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
Some of the most beautiful leaf-peeping territory in the U.S. is located within the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. Take a massive amount of pictures, because you’ll want to remember this day. In October, you’ll stroll through the forest surrounded by hues of gold, orange, and fire red.
Take your time to enjoy the sounds of leaves gently falling to the forest floor, fast-running mountain springs, native insects and other wildlife. The Ozark National Forest has more than 1 million acres of scenery to enjoy, so plan for an adventure.
The Catskill Mountains, New York
The New England area of the United States has its own vibe, and fall is definitely the right time to visit. Visit during the Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest for a weekend full of good food, good beer, and plenty of live music.
The colorful spectrum you’ll witness will marvel most others. Make sure to plan a day just for driving around, so you’ll have adequate time to process the visuals.
The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Fall in the Columbia River Gorge offers the most beautiful array of colors, tucked tightly among more than 50 different waterfall sites. Hiking, biking, and photography are some of the best fall activities for those looking to capture the changing of the seasons.
The Eastern Shores, Maryland
The Eastern Shores of Maryland offer the glorious colorful palette for your viewing pleasure, but there’s so much more to see while you’re visiting. Taste the rich flavor of fresh Maryland crabs, and go out to visit the Elk Neck State Park for a true visit with nature.