Nature September 19, 2018
Fall Is Coming And These Are The 9 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In Alabama
If you’ve been counting down the days until fall, you’re in luck. The first day of fall is only a few days away. Without a doubt, one of the best things about the fall season is its colorful foliage. There are several places in Alabama that are perfect for viewing the changing leaves during the fall season, including the nine places listed below.
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1. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park is located atop Cheaha Mountain, which is Alabama's highest natural point. The views from this majestic mountain are spectacular during the fall season. You can visit Cheaha State Park at 19644 Hwy. 281, Delta, AL 36258.
2. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located atop Lookout Mounatin and is best known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." From its beautiful waterfalls to its spectacular views, this scenic preserve is the perfect place to explore this fall. You can visit Little River Canyon National Preserve at 4322 Little River Trl. NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967.
3. Madison County Nature Trail - Huntsville
Madison County Nature Trail is located atop Green Mountain and is one of North Alabama's most scenic places. Its main feature is a 17-acre lake that's surrounded by a 1.5-mile trail . While hiking this trail during the fall season, you'll experience the most colorful foliage. You can visit the Madison County Nature Trail at 5000 Nature Trail Rd. SE, Huntsville, AL 35803.
4. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve - Birmingham
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve covers more than 1,000 acres and offers great views of a former quarry. During the fall season, these views are incredible! You can visit Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at 1214 81st St. S, Birmingham, AL 35206.
5. Buck's Pocket State Park - Grove Oak
Buck's Pocket State Park is located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is a great place to explore during the fall season. With 15 miles of trails, this state park is perfect for anyone who loves to hike. You can visit Buck's Pocket State Park at 393 County Rd. 174, Grove Oak, AL 35975.
6. Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham
Covering nearly 10,000 acres, Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park. Offering everything from recreational activities to beautiful scenery, this state park is the perfect place for a weekend getaway this fall season. You can visit Oak Mountain State Park at 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124.
7. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve - Tuscumbia
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve is one of North Alabama's most scenic areas. With more than 15 miles of trails, it's the perfect place to go hiking this fall. It also offers incredible views. You can visit Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve at 251 Loop Rd., Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
8. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which is Alabama's largest living museum, is a great place to take a stroll on a fall afternoon. This outdoor attraction is open year-round and admission is free. You can visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
9. Palisades Park - Oneonta
Palisades Park is located at the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. Its incredible views make it the perfect location for a fall day trip. You can visit Palisades Park at 1225 Palisades Pkwy., Oneonta, AL 35121.
Where are some of your favorite places to see the changing leaves in Alabama during the fall season? Please let us know in the comments.
Alabama’s fall foliage is expected to be bright and bold this year. For the best places to see it, click