Attractions September 15, 2020
10 Of The Most Beautiful Fall Destinations In Alabama
Sure, Alabama is beautiful year-round, but there’s something extra special about the Yellowhammer State during the fall season. Listed below, we’ve included 10 of Alabama’s most beautiful destinations everyone should check out this fall. Which of them are you looking forward to visiting the most?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Little River Canyon National Preserve - Fort Payne
Alabama's Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of the state's top outdoor attractions, especially during the fall season. From its beautiful scenery to its variety of recreational activities, it's the ultimate fall destination.
2. Cheaha State Park - Delta
Cheaha State Park is located atop of Cheaha Mountain, Alabama's highest natural point. Surrounded by the Talladega National Forest, this beautiful state park is filled with lots of colorful foliage during fall.
3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Birmingham
Alabama's Birmingham Botanical Gardens covers 67.5 acres and is the state's largest living museum. It's also free to visit. Year-round, Birmingham Botanical Gardens features thousands of beautiful plants, especially once fall arrives.
4. Lake Guntersville State Park - Guntersville
Lake Guntersville State Park covers approximately 6,000 acres and is home to Lake Guntersville, which is Alabama's largest lake. This wonderful state park offers everything from hiking trails to campgrounds, and it belongs on everyone's fall bucket list.
5. Madison County Nature Trail - Huntsville
Alabama's Madison County Nature Trail is a scenic park that's located atop of Green Mountain. Covering 72 acres, this park is great for the entire family. It offers everything from a 17-acre lake to a 1.5-mile hiking trail, and it's the perfect place for a fall day trip.
6. Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham
Year after year, thousands of people visit Oak Mountain State Park for its beautiful scenery and recreational activities. One of the best times to visit this state park, which covers nearly 10,000 acres, is when its leaves start changing colors. After all, nothing compares to a beautiful fall day at Alabama's largest state park!
7. Turkey Creek Nature Preserve - Pinson
Alabama's Turkey Creek Nature Preserve covers nearly 500 acres and protects some of the Southeast's most beautiful scenery. It features a beautiful waterfall, scenic trails, and so much more. Because of its colorful foliage, fall is the best time of year to visit.
8. Joe Wheeler State Park - Rogersville
North Alabama's Joe Wheeler State Park is located on the shores of Wheeler Lake and is one of the state's top vacation spots. It features everything from a waterfront lodge with restaurant to an 18-hole championship golf course. There's also a full-service marina onsite. Joe Wheeler State Park is open year-round, and it's certainly worth a visit during the fall season.
9. Bellingrath Gardens and Home - Theodore
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is one of Alabama's top outdoor attractions. Covering 65 acres, this beautiful garden attraction features year-round blooms, including cascading chrysanthemums that are a definite must-see during fall.
10. Kymulga Grist Mill, Park & Covered Bridge - Childersburg
The Kymulga Grist Mill, Park & Covered Bridge is a great outdoor attraction to visit once fall arrives. In addition to it being surrounded by lots of colorful foliage this time of year, it's also a unique place because the Kymulga Covered Bridge, which was built in 1860, is one of Alabama's two 19th-century bridges standing in its original location.
Can you think of any other fall destinations to add to this list? If so, please share them with us in the comments.
For more information about Alabama’s Little River Canyon National Preserve, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The One Place Everyone In Alabama Should Add To Their Fall Bucket List. Address: 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA Address: 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA Address: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA Address: 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976, USA Address: 5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA Address: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124, USA Address: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL 35126, USA Address: 4403 McLean Dr, Rogersville, AL 35652, USA Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582, USA Address: 7346 Grist Mill Rd # 180, Alpine, AL 35014, USA