Want to know where to go to see fall in all its finery? Here are the top leaf-peeping spots for the very best autumn colors.
Autumn brings along with the spectacular phenomenon of leaf colour when it seems God himself has taken hold of a palette, and painted the nature, with the leaves turning in every possible hues of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. In Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, “leaf peeping” tourism occurs between the beginning of colour changes and the onset of leaf fall. In the Northern Hemisphere it takes place around October, and in the Southern Hemisphere from April to May.
Autumn is the season in which mother nature redecorates herself and dazzles in gold, red, yellow and orange. The most vibrant colors can be seen in Europe, North America, and Japan during this season. It appears like God himself holds the color palette and paints the nature in every hue of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, brown, and pink. The “leaf peeping” season begins in the Northern Hemisphere around October and stays for a short time.
Gunma Prefecture, Honshu – Japan
For enjoying the perfect autumn vistas, head towards Gunma for having a spectacular experience. You can hire a car for having a mesmerizing experience. Drive to Minakam and stop off only at the beautiful Suwakyo Gorge. It is a perfect place for thrill-seekers as they can do bungee jumping from the 42-meter high bridge. You can also visit Ichinokurasawa valley where you can see the imposing sight of the mesmerizing one of Japan’s three largest rock faces. So, take an escape from the capital and do watch the unfurling autumn from these places.
Peebles, Scotland – UK
Peebles, the fabulous place located at an hour’s drive distance from Edinburgh, explodes into a riot of colors during the Autumn season. One can visit the Dawyck Botanic Gardens there to witness the marvelous scenic beauty. Moreover, there are top-notch coffee shops and boutiques in Peebles which you can check out while visiting the place.
Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire -UK
A walk through Bolton Abbey in autumn season in presence of sessile oaks and Wharfe river is worth a heartthrob. The abbey is another wonderful place in our list where one can view the multicolored glory of the season from a height.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre in Italy is a place where one can see and sense the glorious explosion of colors. The paths high above the Mediterranean will hypnotize you and take you to another world. The sunlit walkaways, gold-leafed trees, deep green olive groves with the view of shimmering sea will appear like heavenly places.
Lake District – UK
Autumn has abundant colors; the best colors can be caught during morning time. Catch the vibrancy of colors in the Lake district and see the delighting leaves, treeline alight with several shades of orange and red in the Lake district of UK. The creeping mist and beautiful and quite lanes appear serene when you visit there.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
The intense colors of the surrounding hills can be witnessed in Slovenia around Lake Bled. The place appears like a fairytale church island. The walk around this lake appears wonderful at all times. The views from Bled castle are extremely beautiful and stunning. The landscape beauty around this place is incredible.
Adirondack Mountains, New York State
The place is well-marked, pull-off on Route 73 in the Keene Valley. It is around three miles south of Saint Huberts not far from Lake Placid. There is nearly a half-mile trail which is named Round Pond that leads through beautiful deciduous woodland to the shores. An area named Vermont state line near the New York State is a five-hour drive from New York City. There are plenty of places to have hiking trails.
With its beautiful mountain views, Aspen is named after the aspen trees and in late September the colour of these trees turn into bright golden colour.
Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia:
With 12,713 acres of woodland, Coopers Rock State Forest gives a stunning fall leaf show with colours of every possible hues and shades.
There is a beautiful fall show around the the Lake Champlain Islands, areas near Burlington, and in the beautiful Green Mountains
This city is in all its glory during fall. Picture perfect, the leaves of every tree here vie for attention with their breathtaking colours.
Hiking through the hilly roads and valleys of Japan, you will experience heaven on earth with colours assailing your senses.
While there is a beautiful fall show in every nook and corner of Canada, Quebec is the star attraction here, where every colour of autumn is showcased by the leaves.
This Autumn be one with nature. Enjoy the changing colours and experience a sense of exhilaration. Cheers!!