One of the best things about living in Alabama is the wonderful season known as Fall.
We get beautiful weather (mostly), football-filled weekends, Halloween (my second-favorite holiday behind Groundhog Day), and more pumpkin-flavored products than you can shake a stick at.
The best thing about fall, though, is seeing the beautiful trees that surround us turn from green to wondrous autumn colors.
In admiration of this changing of the season, I give you five great places to see Alabama’s fall foliage on display.
5 Alabama Fall Foliage Excursions
- The Covered Bridge Trail in Blount County
Nothing goes with the changing of the leaves quite like a historic covered bridge, and we are fortunate to have several nearby that have been lovingly re-furbished, making the perfect setting FOR amazing fall photos. Read more about Alabama’s covered bridges here.
- High Falls
Situated in the southern portion of DeKalb County, High Falls is a hidden Sand Mountain gem. In addition to the fall colors, you can see up-close and personal views of the falls, and a neat historical foot bridge across Town Creek.
- Little River Canyon
Another DeKalb gem is Little River Canyon that features a river running atop Lookout Mountain. A hike or a paddle trip through the canyon while surrounded by fall colors atop sandstone cliffs 600-feet above makes a great way to spend an autumn day. If you are paddling, watch out for the water falls, because Grace’s High Falls is the state’s tallest waterfall.
- Sipsey Wilderness
Sitting in the northwest Alabama counties of Lawrence and Winston, Sipsey Wilderness is the largest and most frequently visited wilderness area in the state, especially during fall-color season.
- Talladega National Forest
There is more to Talladega than race cars. The Talladega National Forest is home to Alabama’s highest point, Cheaha Mountain, so there is obviously a great view of the leaves working their seasonal magic. You may even catch a glimpse of the mysterious cryptozoological rockstar Bigfoot, who reportedly has been sighted there.