Summer is officially over, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Yes, laying by the pool has become your favorite pastime, but for the lovers of pumpkin spice and pie, your favorite season has just begun. And, if you are a nature enthusiast, you’re in luck as well, this is the time to enjoy it. When you go for a hike you’ll no longer be sweating, and you’ll get to enjoy breathtaking fall foliage in the process! Check out our 5 Fall Foliage Favorites.
The leaves have already started changing at the Great Smoky Mountains. By mid-September, colors start to pop at 4,000 feet. If you want to hike, you can get a workout as you climb these mountains, and pause for a romantic break when you reach the top.
If wildlife is your thing, then this is the spot for you. Prior to hibernation season, the animals come out to play. Lucky sightseers will find bighorn sheep, American bison, beavers, white-tailed deer, and more!. Visit Glacier National Park around the end of September until mid-October for prime fall foliage season. If you want to cozily view the scenery from you car, it is not an issue; you can drive on popular tourist routes.
For a literal rush of excitement, check out the Columbia River Gorge. But, what is the prime fall foliage viewing spot you ask? The Multnomah Falls. There, you’ll find a rushing 611-foot waterfall cascading amongst orange, red, and golden colors. If you’re bringing a travel date to this location, “stumbling” across one of the largest waterfalls in the United States will be a memorable surprise.
Back to being active. Go ahead, hike away. Twenty-nine trails grace Aspen, Colorado so if you and your travel companion want to hike for hours, you’ll have no issue committing to the task. The beginning of October is the best time to head to Aspen, where you’ll view bright pops of yellow and chartreuse cascading across the mountains.
And who could forget about Vermont? This green state is known for housing more trees than people, with Vermont’s largest city only topping off at 40,000 residents. For an intimate adventure, or a second or third date consider heading to Stowe, Vermont. Only 4,500 live in this small town, but the downtown area is laced with 60 plus shops. For an afternoon excursion consider taking one of their lengthy scenic drives.
Fall is here, and at MissTravel, we are beyond excited. Before winter weather forces you to bundle up indoors, get your active fall kick at our 5 Fall Favorites. Happy Fall!
Where do you head to see the best fall foliage?