3 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

September 12, 2018 1 Comment

3 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get outside and explore. In fact, as autumn hues and active wildlife replace crazy summer crowds, fall actually signifies one of the best times of year to check out some of our country’s national parks. We’ve done the research and have a shortlist of our favorite parks for you to visit this fall.

1. Acadia National Park

Where: Maine

When to go: October

Why you should go: With striking beaches, the highest headlands on the Atlantic coast, and impressive woodlands, it’s no surprise that Acadia is one of the most visited parks of the country and known simply as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.” The bold colors of changing aspen, maple, birch and other deciduous trees, set against the rocky coastline, makes Acadia one of the best places in the country to take in the changing of the seasons. Hiking is a big draw to Acadia, and with fewer crowds cramming the trails in autumn, now’s the perfect time to get the friends and family together for some cruising.

 

  • 2. Grand Teton

  • Where: Wyoming

    When to go: Beginning of September to mid-October

    Why you should go: Yellow, orange, red, and even purple shades of leaves fill the majestic mountain landscape of Grand Teton. A short 10-minute drive from the beautiful, quaint town of Jackson Hole, this National Park offers just about everything you want in the fall outdoors -- autumn colors, fewer people, abundant wildlife, and all the activities. Moose, elk, wolves, bison, bears, and hundreds of species of birds are all extremely active as they mate and feed before the cold winter months. If you fall in love with Jackson Hole and Grand Teton, as many do, you might just have to stick around through the winter for world-class skiing.

     

    3. Rocky Mountain National Park  

    Where: Colorado

    When to go: Mid-September to mid-October

    Why you should go: Colorado is a top destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and the Rocky Mountain National Park is the state at its very best. While Grand Teton and Acadia will surround you with a diverse display of fall foliage, the aspens of Rocky Mountain will bask you in pure gold. But the real reason we love this park for autumn is the wildlife. Ever heard an elk bugle, or seen bighorn sheep butt heads? Elk, bighorn sheep, and even bears are most active this season. Grab your friends and your camera to see animal planet unfold before your very eyes.



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    October 08, 2018

    Love these last 2 blogs!!

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