20 Nov

10 Tops Spots to See Fall Colors in Alabama

Alabama is a great state to visit during the fall. There are hundreds of spots that you can drive to or hike through during this season and get a great view of the colors. Here is a brief run down of 10 recommended spots that makes this state an ideal tourist destination during fall.

1. Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park

This is located around Mt Cheaha, a short distance from Anniston. While here, drive to the top part of this mountain to get a breathtaking view of the entire park. Once at the summit, take some photos as you enjoy the cool breeze that blows from the trees below.

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2. Covered Bridges of Blount County

Covered Bridges Blount County

This is one of the top rated spots as evident from the large number of people who come here during this season. A ride on the three covered bridges in this county will reconnect you with history. The bridges are just a few miles apart and there are hundreds of photos of Horton Mill Bridge in the gallery.

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3. Palisades Park by Oneonta

Pallisades Park

Palisades Park prides itself for having the most spectacular Maple trees in the world. From here, you will get a clear and beautiful view of Blount County. It is located on North- western side of Oneonta near Rosa just off Highway 231. Be sure to carry a high resolution camera to take photos of the view for future reference.

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4. Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park

This is no doubt one of the most well maintained parks here. While here, don’t forget to drive along Aubrey J. Carr Scenic Drive to enjoy a cool breeze of fresh air as you take photos of the beautiful landscape in this park. This is one of the unique places in Alabama that you can visit at any time of the year.

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5. Highway 231 – Oneonta to Pell City

Pell City

One of the major spots that you will see as you drive is the mountain ridges located on the eastern side near Horses Pens 40. The beautiful trees color themes and landscape that you will see as you drive from Pell City to Oneonta will surely blow your mind away.

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6. Springville

Springville, AL

A drive on Mt. View Road from Highway 11 over Simmons Mountain offers a unique fall experience that is unequal to no other in world. From the top, you will get a clear aerial view of the landscape below. If you get a chance, drive to the northern side on Highway 174 to the famous mountain north of town to enjoy another great view of the land below.

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7. Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon

This is another top rated location in this state that you should not miss to visit this fall season. To access the rim of the canyon, drive from Fort Payne on Highway 35 to Highway 176 to get a good view of this scenic spot. The burst of colors on this canyon is simply amazing.

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8. Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park

This beautiful park is located a few miles from Birmingham. Most people who frequent this region love to drive past horse stables and golf course to access the pavilion located close to canoe rental area. This is another great spot that you can take photos and even videos as you enjoy the drive.

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9. Highway 278 between Gadsden and Snead

Gadsden Area

If you love shopping for antique treasures, this is an ideal spot for you as the residents usually hold Mountain Top Flea Market every Sunday. Just like other highways in this state, you will get clear view of fall colors and beautiful scenes that Alabama has to offer.

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10. Sipsey Wilderness

Sipsey Wilderness

It’s an ideal spot for anyone who loves hiking during holidays. Some of the additional highlights found in this well maintain wilderness include waterfalls, forested canyons and unique autumn foliage.

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Alabama is indeed one of the best places to visit this fall season as you reconnect with friends and family members. Take time to plan ahead for this trip to get the best experience.