Our top picks for National parks that are a must see in the fall!!
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)
This is our number one pick because of the gorgeous fall colors this park provides. It is most beautiful in mid-October after all trees have changed. This gorgeous national park is very biodiverse as well. So, keep a look out for different animals, plants and fungi.
Photo by Warren Bielenberg
- Yosemite National Park (California)
This park is a must see in fall because of the ancient sequoia trees and the contrast between the vibrant colored leaves and the granite cliffs. Don’t forget to check out the towering Bridalveil Fall when hitting this hot spot!
Photo by Kari Siren
- Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
This park dazzles late October. It encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a must see for anyone biking at the Foliage Festival.
- Acadia National Park (Maine)
Acadia Park is a beautiful Maine treasure, in the fall this park has a breathtaking array of color and is great to hike or drive through. Within the park there is also great Cadillac Mountain the highest point on the east coast! Nearby it has a nice dining area nearby at BARR Harbor.
Photo by @someguy
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)
This one may be surprising to some. It’s one of Ohio’s most beautiful, best kept secrets. Mid October is the best time to visit when the leaves have fully changed. Also, a great hike for intermediate hikers because of the landscape and lower elevation!
Photo by Katy Bracket
Photo by Igor Oliyarnik
Don’t forget to pack you Staheekum slippers, especially if you plan on camping in the park! You don’t want to miss you on the best part, snuggling up by the fire in full comfort! Here are some of our favorite pics for wandering around your favorite national park.