Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. As the air gets colder it reminds us that it is time for football season, the MLB post-season, warmer clothes and warm drinks. But the best part of fall has to be watching the leaves on the trees change colors. Though when people think of fall colors they normally believe they can only be seen on the east coast, Midwest, or other, more northern, regions of the country. But California, too, can be a great place to see the autumn colors. But due to the states vast expanse it can be hard to see the beautiful fall colors that the Californian landscape has to offer, all at once. Now is a perfect time to plan that road trip with your family to see all of what California has to offer in the fall. Read on to see some of the best places to see the splendors of fall in California:
In the fall, California wine country is known for much more than its namesake. While it is true that the color of the grapes change color, the wide expanse of forest around them also changes. This creates a colorful pallet of fall colors that visitors can gaze upon. Many vineyards also feature trails that visitors can walk through to get an up close look at the changes that occur during the fall, as well as places to have picnics or eat dinner while enjoying the outdoor splendor of fall. That is why California wine country is a perfect place for children and adults. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
The California tourism site visitcalifornia.com suggests several places to visit while in the California wine country this fall. The site suggests you visit places in Napa Valley all the way to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Some highlights include visiting Calistoga, St. Helena and Sacramento. But no matter where you go in wine country, we guarantee that you will have a great time.
Inyo National Forest
Gorp Magazine has said that Inyo National Forest was one of the best places to see the fall color changes. Right on the front page of the forests official website you can see the beautiful colors in full display. Located west of Fresno this national park boasts a lot of trails and wildlife adventures to be had. If you want to plan the perfect weekend around the fall colors you can check out californiafallcolor.com, to make sure you can enjoy all of the visual treats this vast park has to offer.
Though this massive national park has many attractions to see, they have a few suggestions on where the best places to enjoy the majesties of fall are. Lundy canyon is a great place to drive to if you are looking for a scenic drive where you can see the leaves changes. Inyo also has several creeks and lakes that have surrounding vegetation that displays a full array of fall colors. No matter where you go in Inyo National Forest you are sure to enjoy the many splendors of fall.
Highway 395 is located east of Yosemite national park and it runs through a small community that has a lot of beautiful forestry to look at. Driving down Highway 395 you can see the full effect of fall colors in bloom.
Highway 395 is a great place to take young children who havent seen fall colors yet. During fall the aspen trees that line the highway begin to change colors, resulting in a true fall wonder.
There are many places to visit in California to see the fall colors. This time of the year is the perfect time to get the family together for a road trip and to see all of the beauty that nature has to offer.