AAAAhhhhh Autumn! It’s so close!
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
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 refurbished, making the perfect setting FOR amazing fall photos.
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.
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 waterfalls, because Grace’s High Falls is the state’s tallest waterfall.
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 the fall-color season.
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.
- Wil Elrick hails from Guntersville, Alabama where at an early age he developed a love for both trivia and history. He has spent the last 20 odd years, fine tuning the art of communication while working in law enforcement, writing, television media, historical research, and public speaking. He lives in North Alabama with his two boys, and a neurotic German Shepherd Dog. He one day hopes that Bigfoot is proven real. Wil's new book Alabama Scoundrels is available from History Press.