We all feel a certain sadness as the summer draws to a close. Even amidst a pandemic, we still cruised around on our golf cars, camped out under the stars, and enjoyed the warmth of the summer sun. Don’t get too down because autumn has made its first appearance of the year!
Now it is time for sweater weather, apple cider, and changing leaves. If you haven’t taken a tour of some of the best fall foliage spots in the US, you are missing out. Many of these places are even golf car friendly.
Here are some of our favorite places to relax and bask in the bright golds and reds of autumn.
Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
With more than 1.2 acres of fantastic natural scenery, Ozark National Forest is a prime spot to relax and enjoy the fall scenery. In addition to the trees, the mountain views, springs and parks are breathtaking during this time of year.
Affectionately referred to as “Fall’s Color Capital,” Stowe is a stunning menagerie of yellow, red, orange, and brown foliage from September through to late October. Stowe is a perfect place to hike and bike and some parts allow golf cars.
Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia
Home to Georgia’s tallest waterfall, Amicalola Falls State Park is brimming with gorgeous plant life that is in full autumn glory throughout October. The maple and oak trees are old and enormous and their golden leaves glisten near the falls.
Named after the plentiful aspen trees, Aspen is an ideal fall foliage destination before ski season begins. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including taking in the gorgeous yellow-golden views of fall leaves.
Beginning in early November and extending throughout the month, bright fall colors adorn the area’s poplars, maples, oak, and hickory trees. A chilly walk through historic downtown is a great way to appreciate the fall foliage.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
If you are looking to take award winning quality photographs of the changing season, Wisconsin Dells is a great destination. Located along the Wisconsin River, the glacier formed gorge is peaceful and alive with thousands of shades of orange. Hiking trails and boat tours are popular for those wanting to bask in the glorious changing leaves.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Mid-October is the ideal time to take in the salty air while viewing the brilliant colors of fall. Kayaking, bird watching, and whale watching are among the favorite activities during this time. Stay in a quaint bed and breakfast tucked in a wooded area to truly appreciate the special beauty of the area.
And, of course, extend your golf car excursions into the chilly months with a golf car enclosure. If you are lucky enough to live in an area with brilliantly changing leaves, take advantage of it. Evening golf car cruises through wooded areas dripped with orange and gold is a paradise to behold.