It's time to say bye bye to summer and give warm welcome to fall and upcoming winter. I know it's hard to say bye to summer but with cold breeze fall brings lot of colors in to life. When I was in india I had seen fall colors only on TV. I was feeling it's animation or computer graphics but when I moved to US I realized it's really true beauty that God created with colors.
Today I am going to share my 10 favorite places to see fall colors. So get ready to spend your fall weekends with your loved once by viewing lovely colors and hot coffee.
1. Door County, Wisconsin
October 2nd and 3rd week is best time to visit Door county to view fall colors. I would suggest find out the dates for fall festival in egg harbor, Door county and visit at that time. They have food, fun, music and lovely stalls to explore.
2. Smokey mountain
I feel Smokey mountain national park is the place to be visit in all season. It has great hiking trails, zip lines and camping. You can experience cabin living also. But I like fall colors specially. In smokies leaves start changing colors from last week of September to first week of November. According to elevation difference lower elevation tree leaves change colors first.
3. Aspen, Colorado
4. Shenandoah national park
If you are living in or around Washington DC and worried where to go for breathtaking view of fall colors. Than don't worry 90 minutes from DC you will find Shenandoah national park which has amazing views and hiking, camping and many other fun activities. Best time to visit is late October.
5. Colombia river gorge, Oregon
6. Upper peninsula, Michigan
The Upper Peninsula is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 300 falls scattered across the Upper Peninsula ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops. Almost all require hiking to reach, but there are paths (several barrier-free) to some of the most popular. The best time to see them is in spring when even the smallest falls roar to life. But while you visit these falls in October you can see leaves turning into yellow, orange and dark red color. That looks amazing. Pictured rocks national lakeshore is also very famous to view fall colors as well.
7. Glacier national park, Montana
In Fall visitors have to be more self-sufficient when they are in the park. Generally, the park is a lot quieter and wildlife is more active. On the west side of the park, the trees begin changing color mid-September, and on the east side, fall color appears more towards the end of September and beginning of October. The last color change is when the larch trees, mainly on the west side of the park, turns a gold color in mid October. Sometimes the best road for viewing the larches is on Hwy 2 around the southern boundary of the park.