National Parks With the Best Fall Displays

You have to see these stunning fall foliage displays to believe they exist


What happens when you combine the most beautiful season with some of the best preserved natural land in the country?

The gleaming yellows, oranges and reds form one-of-a-kind patterns in the trees and eventually gather in layers on the ground. But before they fall, you should plan a visit to a park and watch them at their peak.[slideshow:102396]

Aside from the unbelievable scenery, visiting national parks in the fall brings a few other benefits. There are typically fewer people on the trails, the temperature is more moderate and you might be able to find some deals on local lodging.

The incredible hues peak between September and October. Put your hiking boots on and prepare to set up a tent for an unforgettable camping and hiking experience among purple dogwoods and maroon leaves.

While you can’t go wrong picking a national park, some offer a better view of the changing leaves than others.

Click here for 15 parks whose fall foliage never fails to impress

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