15 Spectacular Alabama Autumn Sights

Every Autumn we hear so much about the drives through the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Carolinas and it is a must see, but did you know Alabama has a trail as well and there are some spectacular vistas to behold.  AL.com just did a beautiful story and they have 15 places on their list to see for Alabama Autumn foliage and with some duplication the Alabama Board of Tourism has 10 places on their Foliage Trail.  Below you will find an excerpt and a link for each of these stories. Hope you enjoy.

Excerpt from AL.com. To see the full story click here.

15 places to see spectacular autumn foliage in Alabama


When will fall color arrive?

The arrival of peak autumn color varies from year to year in Alabama. Normally, peak arrives from the last week of October through the first or second week of November. Check out this great foliage color map from smokymountains.com to see when peak occurs in your area.

Also, if you have taken or plan to take photos of fall foliage, you are welcome to email them to jsonger@al.com and we may include them in a future photo gallery.

photo by Joe Songer via al.com

photo by Joe Songer via al.com

13. Palisades Park near Oneonta

Looking south from Palisades Park overlook in Blount County. Beautiful views of Blount County can be seen from the overlook that shows a view to the south of Oneonta and Heritage Golf Course.  Just off Highway 231 north and west of Oneonta near Rosa. Here is a link to the park.

photo by Joe Songer via al.com

photo by Joe Songer via al.com

1. Little River Canyon

One of my favorite views from the Little River Canyon Rim where the canyon narrows. This overlook is about five miles down Hwy. 176 from the falls.

See the Full Story at AL.com.  Click Here

Excerpt from Alabama Board of Tourism's site. Click Here to see the full story

Alabama Fall Color Trail

Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color. This blend of brilliant autumn foliage, coupled with cooler temperatures and an occasional gentle breeze, makes for an unforgettable experience. Fall colors will begin showing in the mountains of North Alabama in early October and then sweep across the region. Colors will be at their peak from late October to early November.


Covered Bridges in Blount County is just one of 10 sites to see on the Alabama Board of Tourism's Fall Color Trail.  A ride to the three covered bridges in Blount County Alabama will take you back in time. The Swann, Horton Mill and Easley Covered Bridges are only a few miles apart and worth the trip this time of year. Easley Covered Bridge in Blount County.

See all 10 places on the Alabama Board of Tourism. They also have a really cool roll over map to help predict the area and the peak times to see the best of fall colors.   Click Here