As Summer comes to a close and Fall begins, it's time to start thinking about fall foliage. If you're a lover of the beauty of God's creation, it's likely that you'll want to spend at least one day dedicated to admiring the golds, reds, and oranges of fall—and snapping a photo or two.
The brief season of Fall brings a lot of beautiful things besides leaves: sweater weather, hot apple cider, and bonfires with friends. It's important that we stop to appreciate all of them.
Nothing is better than a hike in a forest full of fall leaves. If you want to know the best places to see the leaves change near you, then read on.
Bar Harbor, Maine
In mid-October, Bar Harbor features stunning leaves in Acadia National Park. Pair your leaf viewing trip with kayaking or go bird and whale watching.
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
In October, the foliage in this 1.2 million acre forest can be seen.
Huntington, New York
Head to Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve to look at over 1,600 acres and 27 trails of beautiful trees. The area features maples, hickory, sassafras, and dogwood.
Stowe is called "Fall's Color Capital." From September through mid-October, you can see all the beautiful leaves before they fall.
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Not all of the beautiful leaves are on the East Coast. For people in the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River Gorge that runs between Washington and Oregon Is a gorgeous place to visit to see the foliage. During October and November, Mount Hood features all the different fall colors you can imagine.
The Poconos, Pennsylvania
The Pocono Mountains stretch along gently winding roads that are perfect for a leisurely drive looking for leaves. The leaves begin to turn in mid-September and peak in October.
Taos, New Mexico
People in the American Southwest can also get in on the leaves. The Enchanted Circle, an 83-mile drive that connects the towns of Taos, Eagle Nest, Red River, and Questa, has spectacular views.
Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia
The South also features gorgeous autumnal colors. Amicalola Falls State Park is home to the state's tallest waterfall.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
As anyone from the Midwest knows, fall is gorgeous there. It's at its best along the Wisconsin River where there's a gorge. It's peaceful, and there are boat tours and river walks to help you see the foliage.
Maple Pass Loop/Lake Ann, Washington
Last but certainly not least is Maple Pass Loop in Washington State. As the name promises, there are a lot of gorgeous maple trees to be seen and the lake offers a fantastic backdrop for the fall colors.
Did we miss any of what you think are the best places to see the leaves? Let us know in the comments.