Tennessee Offers Plenty of Fall Leaf Splendor
Does the crisp air and falling leaves have you craving a road trip? You may be wondering where would be the best place to travel to see the most spectacular show of fall foliage. Fortunately for you, you won’t have to drive too far to experience some of the most brilliant displays of color that Autumn has to offer right here in Tennessee.
If you are seeking spectacular waterfalls plus views of fall leaves, Fall Creek Falls State Park is a great place to start! One of the most popular state parks in Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls holds true to its name offering stunning gorges and lush hardwood forests along with multiple waterfall views and even boasts one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. If you are looking for more than just a day trip, Fall Creek Falls State Park has multiple accommodation options.
If small town charm with bustling streets lined with shops and delicious eateries set amongst an idyllic fall landscape, piques your interest, then Franklin, Tennessee may be just what you are seeking. Aside from shopping and eating, natural beauty and vibrant displays of fall foliage abound just a short drive from downtown. A must see is the double arch,145 foot high Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge which offers breathtaking views of the valley and happens to be one of the most photographed places in Middle Tennessee.
No Fall leaf tour list could be complete without mention of our very own Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is good reason why people from all over the country flock to the Great Smoky Mountains during the fall season. Aside from the absolutely gorgeous display of autumn colors, the park offers hiking trail options along the Appalachian Trail to suit all abilities allowing total immersion in nature. You can find plenty of resting spots to enjoy nature’s great offering of fall splendor and quite possibly sightings of some of the area’s wide array of wildlife, including black bears. With some advanced planning in regard to camping accommodations, trail mapping and safety in mind, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a place to spend some extended time.
If your busy schedule or budget just won’t allow a trip away, don’t worry, you can find plenty of vibrant oranges, reds and yellows to enjoy right in your very own backyard in the beautiful city of Chattanooga. From the banks of the Tennessee river, to the hiking trails of Raccoon mountain or from the peaks of Lookout Mountain, you are sure to find your heart’s desire in nature’s offering of spectacular color.
Pretty soon the last of the leaves will find their way to the ground and before you know it, yet another Fall will quickly turn to Winter. Instead of letting the season pass you by, plan today what you should not put off for tomorrow. Do yourself a favor, go see what the great state of Tennessee has to offer this Fall season, you won’t regret it!