Oklahoma October 10, 2017
10 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In Oklahoma
One of the best times to explore Oklahoma is during the fall season. The weather is perfect, the colors are gorgeous and there are pumpkin flavored goodies everywhere (to make life better!). There’s so much to explore in the Sooner State during the autumn season. These are just a few picture-perfect fall day trips to keep you busy all season long.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Visit the charming town of Broken Bow.
Are you looking to get away for a short day trip but want to make sure the town is worth the drive? Well, look no further because I found the most stunning place to visit in southeast Oklahoma – Broken Bow – home to Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park, Mountain Fork River and Broken Bow Lake. Broken Bow is a popular destination year-round but in the fall it is picture perfect. With so much to do in the area, check out
before departing for a list of places to check out in the area.
2. Take a drive to the top of the world's tallest hill.
One thing Oklahoma has in its hat of things to brag about is "home to the highest hill." Cavanal Hill in Poteau stands at 1,999 ft. tall and is just 1 foot short of being classified as a mountain. Not only can you hike up the hill, but you can take an unforgettable. During the fall, the fall foliage is spectacular!
to get all the information for this fabulous day trip.
3. Wander through the haunted Parallel Forest in the Wichita Mountains.
The Parallel Forest was built by the federal government as an experiment to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl. Over 20,000 red cedars were planted exactly 6 feet apart in every direction on over 16 acres. As you can imagine, a creepy forest that is so uniform looking has brought with it many creepy stories of hauntings, urban legends, satanic rituals and everything else that would scare the living daylights out of you. Take the journey to this haunted forest and see what encounters you stumble upon in this misfit piece of land. Read more about this haunted place
4. Take this unexpected canyon hike in western Oklahoma.
While Oklahoma isn’t known for its canyons, mountains and hillsides, we found one little-known canyon hiding in western Oklahoma that is breathtakingly beautiful. Four Canyon Preserve encompasses over 4,000 acres of beautiful rolling hills, rugged canyons, prairies, rare birds and plants and picturesque scenery. Read more about this hike
5. Spend the day at this festive pumpkin patch.
It’s that time of year again where you get to pick out your festive pumpkins for fall decorating and baking homemade pies. Oklahoma is home to many wonderful pumpkin patches but we found one that is a must-visit this fall. Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch was voted one of the best in the South by Southern Living Magazine and it’s filled with things to do. Get more details
6. Explore the fun town of Medicine Park in southern Oklahoma.
One of my favorite towns to visit in the Sooner State is Medicine Park – a small, quaint community that is charming year-round. Although it is filled with things to do in every season, it’s the perfect place to go for a one-day fall escape. It’s surrounded by gorgeous mountains that boast beautiful fall colors and the crisp outdoor air is so refreshing on an autumn day. Plan a little fall getaway and enjoy a relaxing day away. Take a look at everything this town has to offer
7. Gaze at the stunning fall colors in one of our state parks.
Fall is a beautiful and serene time of the year in Oklahoma. The leaves change colors, the weather cools down and nature readies itself for slumber.
8 state parks are just a few in Oklahoma that are worth the drive during the fall season.
8. Take a leisurely drive on one of Oklahoma's best backroads.
If you’re looking for a way to spend your spare time, maybe a long scenic drive is just what you need. Oklahoma is home to many backroads, scenic roads and byways that are perfect for an afternoon getaway.
are the 10 best roads that will show you the Sooner State unlike any other. Who’s ready to begin exploring?
9. Visit this small-town market to score lots of fall goodies.
There’s nothing better than discovering small town markets full of homemade goodies, unique gifts, fresh eggs and farmhouse decor. You don’t have to travel to Waco, Texas to Magnolia Market to discover all this, you can find it all at The Farmer’s Daughter Market in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. It may be small, but you’ll fall in love with this small town gem. Check it out
10. Take our beautiful fall foliage road trip across the state.
Oklahoma is about to transform into a wildly colorful state as vibrant hues change the landscape. It will be a beautiful sight, but if you want to see the best fall foliage, follow
dreamy road trip we mapped out below. You’ll begin in northeastern Oklahoma, travel south, then head to the central portion of the state. The whole trip will take you over a little over 600 miles, so plan ahead and book a weekend away to enjoy the beauty of autumn.
Which trip are you going to take first? Share with us in the comments!