Just because the summer heat begins to draw to a close, there is no point in moping. It is now in the autumn that magic creeps into our forests and turns them into an enchanting sea of fiery colors. This summer’s lush green is transformed into crisp and crackling red, orange and yellow foliage, and there are few places you can experience the natural wonders better than in the U.S. Book a trip and get ready for an explosion of color without equal. Here is a small selection of our favorites.
Acadia National Park, Maine
It might not be one of the largest parks, but it is definitely one of the most beautiful. This little pearl of the east coast is loved by everyone. The park has a lot to offer in all seasons, but autumn is something extraordinary. Whether you prefer to explore on foot, by bike or perhaps on horseback, we can guarantee that the color palette will not disappoint your expectations. Great views can be seen almost everywhere, but try to climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for an incredible panoramic view of foliage that will make jaws drop again and again.
Denali National Park & Reserve, Alaska
When we hear “Alaska” we thnk of cold weather, snow, glaciers and polar bears. But what you may not know is that some of the most spectacular autumn collages are actually in Alaska. Autumn is early here, with fresh air, miles and miles of colorful tundra and a good opportunity to discover the area’s wildlife. Do not forget to pack your camera as there are endless landscapes that look to be in flames thanks to their dark red, orange and golden tones.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Schedule your visit in early October to experience one Kodak moment after another. One of the best lookouts is on the top of Big Mountain located at over 2,000 meters altitude. Other ways to experience autumn nature is through a scenic drive or flight. Run up and down the mountain, or jump on a raft and slide down along the turquoise river while surrounded by foliage in all the colors of autumn.
Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
Great Smokey Mountains National Park is most beautiful from mid-October to early November. During this period you will see a totally amazing palette of colors created by everything from sugar maples to amber trees, red maples and hickory trees. You can expect golden, rust, orange, and dark ruby red tones. Maximize your fall experience by taking the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway over to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
What do you think about the pictures above? Have you ever visited these parks?