Autumn is the favorite season of many landscape and nature photographers, and for a good reason. The beautiful colors of fall foliage can help to make your photos truly remarkable and memorable.
There are countless destinations that are perfect for fall photography. This article showcases ten in the US that are worthy of being mentioned, in no particular order.
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
The Smoky Mountains are beautiful in any season, but perhaps they are at their best in the fall. The combination of fall colors, mountains, streams/rivers, and waterfalls make this an ideal location to capture amazing fall photos.
October is a very busy time of year in the Smoky Mountains, so plan ahead and know where you want to be. The Roaring Fork Motor Tour and Cade’s Cove, both located within the national park, are excellent choices. For detailed information, see this Photography Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Virginia has the Blue Ridge Mountains and a handful of lakes that look stunning in fall. Shenandoah National Park, located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, is especially famous for its beautiful autumn nature and wildlife. You can get stunning views and photos from Skyline Drive, the only public road through the park. There are 75 different overlooks along Skyline Drive, so there’s no shortage of places to capture shots in all directions.