The 17 Best Hikes For Fall Foliage

This is the time to go hiking in the countryside – the weather is enjoyable and the colors are bright, stunning, and most importantly, diverse. Heading out to explore expansive and inspiring landscapes with spectacular panoramas is a popular family-fun activity. But you won' regret going by yourself either.[slideshow:102373]

Spending time in the wilderness is one of the best ways to cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science. The ethereal views will recharge you for weeks ahead.

Sometimes people are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to see unique natural color combinations that can blow their minds. Different hues have a way of changing emotions.

The various dazzling shades peak between September and October all across the country. Adventurers and fans of outdoor activities can't wait to set up a tent for an unforgettable camping experience among purple dogwoods and maroon leaves.

Others prefer to buckle up and take a relaxing drive along scenic roads surrounded by landscapes bursting with vibrant, contrasting colors outlining lakes, mountain hills, and valleys.

If the scenery is at least half of the reason you go hiking, the following places are worth your time and effort.

Click here to see 17 of the best hikes to see fall foliage

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