Autumn is rolling in! Fall is the time when the kids are back in school and adults are back in work. And while it doesn’t seem ideal to go on an escape now that you’re just settling back into your routine, it’s actually the best time if you’re avoiding the big crowds and want to enjoy perfect temperatures.
And if you live in a city that doesn’t have the beautiful colors of Autumn, now is your opportunity to visit a town that enjoys all the pretty foliage and vibrant colors of Fall.
We’ve listed 4 of the best Fall getaways for those of you who fall in love with Fall every year:
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dutch Country is best known as Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is an idyllic place to visit during the harvest season because of its apple orchards that are ripe for the picking. Hearken back to a simpler time as you explore their corn mazes and visit farmer’s markets that are bursting with fresh produce and homemade baked goods.
And if you’re an antique enthusiast, Antiques Capital, U.S.A. in Adamstown is just 30 minutes northeast. There you’ll find the home to over 3,000 antique dealers, have the opportunity to sample traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and be drawn in by that Amish charm.
- Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee
Love Autumn colors? You’ll find them here! Explore 34 miles of trails in the 26,000 acres of this Tennessee State Park. You’ll find waterfalls, creeks, gorges, and lush plant life. And there are horse stables that offer guided tours.
Fall Creek Falls is 256-feet high, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in the eastern US. You can stay within the park at the full-service inn or choose to rough it as backcountry camping is allowed with a permit. There’s also a campground. There’s a large nature center that offers programs led by naturalists.
And there’s great news for those who love to golf; the Park is also home to an 18-hole golf course.
- Helens, Oregon
If you’re a fan of the Disney cult classic Halloweentown, then you’ll want to visit St. Helens, Oregon, this October where many of the scenes from Halloweentown were shot. Each year, the town transforms itself into a scene straight out of the movie.
The month-long festival kicks off on October 1, and the town comes alive with holiday spirit packed with Halloweentown-themed events such as pumpkin carving contests, performances, costume parties, and spooky tractor rides.
- Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
If you’re going to visit Ozark National Forest, aim for late October when the leaves are at their most beautiful. The park boasts a mix of flora, and in the Fall, the dogwoods are bursting with oranges, yellows, greens, and reds.
The forest has over 230 miles of hiking trails, giving you plenty of ground to cover via foot, horseback, ATV, or mountain bike. You can canoe or kayak on one of the six Wild and Scenic” rivers. Acquire the right permits, and you can even go fishing and hunting.
What do you look forward to most during the Fall? Is it the weather, admiring the changing leaves, or is it the holidays? Tell us about where you want to get away to this Fall.