Five Fantastic Fall Foliage Spots from an Old Town
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:21pm
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.