Iowa Nature, Parks & Gardens September 18, 2018
Here Are The 8 Best Places For A Bird’s-Eye View Of Iowa’s Fall Foliage
Iowa is just a few weeks away from Mid-October, where the Fall Foliage is expected to be at its peak! Over the next month or two, head out to any of these gorgeous overlooks in Iowa to see a birds eye view of the Hawkeye state.
1. Pikes Peak State Park
Pikes Peak State Park offers one of the best overlooks in the entire state. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Mississippi River Valley on a crisp fall day.
2. Yellow River State Forest
Yellow River State Forest is one of the finest campgrounds for a fall getaway. Enjoy stunning views of the foliage from any of the trails along the way.
3. Mines of Spain Recreation Area
The Mines of Spain Recreation Area was created to commemorate the spot where Julien Dubuque first settled in Iowa. It offers a beautiful view of the first city in Iowa from the overlook.
Balltown provides a unique view - you won't find a big cliff or winding river, but you will see stunning countryside for miles.
5. Eagle Point Park
Eagle Point Park offers another scenic view of Dubuque, with less of an urban vibe than the view from Mines of Spain. This gorgeous overlook is one of the nicest places in Iowa to have a picnic.
6. Effigy Mounds National Monument
The sacred sites at Effigy Mounds are worth exploring and learning about, and the view from any of the long and winding trails will leave you breathless. In the fall, the bright colors on the hillside are a sight to see!
7. Mosquito Park
Mosquito Park in Burlington is a great spot for views of the Mississippi River and spotting Bald Eagles.
8. Ledges State Park
Surprise surprise, Ledges State Park offers all sorts of beautiful overlooks where you can spot fall foliage! This pretty park shows off stunning views and is great for wildlife spotting too.
You can find more information about the state parks and forests, including camping regulations and reservations,
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