Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See South Carolina Like Never Before
Each year the fall season brings with it the promise of a sunburst of colors in much of the Palmetto State as the trees morph into living art exhibits. If you’re planning an excursion to take in the sights, then the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting peak fall foliage from October 19th through November 4th. We’ve put together a road trip on one of the upstate’s scenic byways that’ll have you enjoying the sights, sounds and even the smell of fall as you meander along the highway. We’ve even added some points of interest to see along the way. Embark on this scenic adventure and experience the best fall foliage in South Carolina.
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Fall colors in South Carolina are unbelievably gorgeous. The window of opportunity to see the leaves changing colors is so small it makes the event even more special. This fall foliage road trip through South Carolina’s beautiful upstate is perfect for seeing our state like you’ve never seen it before.
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What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in South Carolina?
South Carolina sees the most vibrant fall colors from the middle of October through early November. It’s wise to plan your autumn adventures in advance. South Carolina’s fall colors don’t last long, and they’re too beautiful to miss.
Where are the best places in South Carolina to see fall foliage?
South Carolina is full of gorgeous places to see fall foliage. Cowpens National Battlefield, located in Gaffney, looks especially beautiful this season. Colorful leaves cover the ground and the crisp autumn air hits you in the face. You’ll also see some splendid sights along The Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway. Just stare out the window and stare into the picturesque views. Table Rock State Park is another popular place to gaze at the autumn scenery. No matter where you go, you’re certain to find some lovely views.
What are the best South Carolina hikes to take in the fall?
The Glassy Mountain Trail, located near Pickens, is a popular destination for fall hiking. It’s easy to see why people love it so much — the breezy trails and sweeping views are incredibly relaxing. At only 1.6 miles long, this short hike is perfect for a family outing. The Canal Trail inside Landsford Canal State Park is another amazing place to hike in the fall. This trail is only 1.5 miles long, but it’s packed with jaw-dropping sights, even if the fall colors aren’t as brilliant as those found further in the Upstate.
Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: [email protected]
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