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Top National Parks for Fall Foliage

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Fall Colors in the National Parks
Autumn Foliage in Acadia National Park, Maine

Autumn Foliage in Acadia National Park, Maine

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year...” Ok so maybe not everyone feels as strongly as I do about autumn, but it really is the best time of the year. It’s a time for comfy long sweaters, mulled cider, and all things pumpkin. But perhaps the best way to enjoy the fall is to head outdoors and take in nature’s greatest displays: fall foliage.

So where are the best spots for prime leaf peeping? It all depends on what colors you want to see and what time of year you travel. Peak colors typically run somewhere in between September and October but to be sure to research your destination beforehand since past and current weather conditions can affect when leaves change colors. Luckily, the country is full of protected national parks and forests – the ideal location for fall foliage sightings. Waves of reds, oranges and yellows fill the landscapes and About.com has the perfect parks for you to enjoy all the beauty.

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