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Five Fantastic Fall Foliage Spots from an Old Town

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:21pm

Author: Old Town

5. Jenny Lake, Jackson, Wyoming - Grand Teton National Park - Jenny might not be the largest lake in Teton National Park, but she’s one of the most picturesque. Take your Old Town kayak or canoe across the 12,000-year-old glacial lake to see crystal clear views of the fall foliage at neighboring Cascade Canyon. 

4. St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota - Fall comes early in Minnesota, where kayakers on the St. Croix will find themselves surrounded by orange and golden hues, and more than a few land-loving tourists hopping aboard local cruise boats to catch the colors that you’ll be close enough to touch.

3. Lake Placid, New York - Giant, Hollywood alligator aside, Lake Placid is one of the top spots to catch fall colors in the Adirondack Mountains. Aspen, birch, oak, maple and beech trees mingle on the shores of Lake Placid, whose namesake town also offers an fall brew-fest for those inclined.

2. Fontana Lake, Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Fontana Lake lies within sight of the Appalachian Trail on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. It’s a legendary part of the country for fall colors—they say even the trees turn crimson and orange to watch Tennessee play Alabama each year in mid-October. 

1. Glacier National Park, Montana - Glacier is one of the most stunning landscapes in North America at any time of year, but she comes to life in the fall. Whether you choose to boat off-the-beaten path at Bowman or Kintla Lake in the rugged North Fork, or stay closer to the main trail at Saint Mary Lake, just off of Going to the Sun Road, Glacier’s jaw-dropping fall landscapes mixed with fall foliage are hard to beat—just be sure to bring a jacket. 

TAG(S): Fall Paddling

Comments (5)

  • Ryan says:

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:53am

    Great suggestions. Nothing like viewing foliage from a canoe... Happy Fall!

  • Cindi says:

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:23am

    The Penobscot River in Old Town is beautiful, especially in the Fall!

  • Gary Fruland says:

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:52am

    The Fox River in Millbrook, Illinois makes you stop paddling and just enjoy the beauty of autumn from my Old Town Discovery 119.

  • Jess says:

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:39am

    Everywhere, Wisconsin! From the Baraboo Hills and river, to the sea caves of Lake Superior, to the tree surrounded Kangaroo Lake of Door County and Dunes and caves off Lake Michigan, looking at Madison from the North side of Lake Mendota, the Yahara meandering through SE woods and towns, Lake Wisconsin and Devils Lake bluffs and the beautiful Wisconsin River flowing through the driftless.

  • George says:

    Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:39pm

    You're right those are some beautiful places and any one of Old Towns boats will make a trip well worth the stroke of each breath taking paddle as your customer's glide along in their Old Town boats.however if any of them are photographer's looking for fall foliage shots with or with out wildlife in the shot than Maine is the place to be. it one place I'm supersized wasn't mentioned considering many are right in Old Towns backyard. any place up and down the Maine coast this time of year. if salt waters not your thing than maybe a nice quite run down the Songo river or the Penobscot river. Or maybe you want more controlled waters many of Maine's lake's great pond's and the streams that connect them with waters so clear in may places you can sit back and literally watch the fish swim by. Water's so clear that you can see the bottom when your fish finder says it's 20 feet deep.

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