50 of the Most Stunning Pictures of Fall Across America
These autumn photos will make you start craving apple cider and planning your pumpkin picking!
I had been up to Oak Mountain State Park in the spring and found this spot. It was so beautiful I came back in the fall to take this shot. —Jenny Waller, Birmingham, Alabama.
My husband and I go camping every year near the Denali Highway to enjoy the many shades of fall. —Stacy Phillips, Wasilla, Alaska. If you’re thinking about the American Way this season, find out why Americans say “Fall” instead of “Autumn.“
The sun sets over the Sonora Desert in Saguaro National Park west of Tucson. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Check out these 21 ways the world changes in autumn.
The fall foliage at Falling Water Falls in Ozark National Forest, Arkansas is breathtaking. This is why leaves change in the first place.
Convict Lake offers a peek at the snow-capped Eastern Sierras through some beautiful autumn color. —Beverly Cross, Pomona, California.
Fall splendor surrounds this secluded cabin in San Juan National Forest area of Colorado. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
We’ll never tire of the bright red, orange, and gold hues in these leaves. The colors are the best part about fall pictures.
This scenic bridge in a Delaware forest is perfect for family fall photoshoots or just exploring and appreciating nature.
Although Florida isn’t the place you think of when it comes to fall, the southern state doesn’t disappoint with scenic autumn foliage. This photo of the Wekiva Springs is rivals other fall pictures on this list.
A slight touch of autumn plays off these red wheels in Lavonia, Georgia. —Beverly Joy Miller, Martin, Georgia.
Much like Florida, Hawaii doesn’t come to mind when you think about pretty fall pictures. But the Golden Shower Tree that blooms in the late spring and early summer is about as close as it comes to fall foliage in Hawaii. Consider Hawaii an honorary member of these beaches that are better in the fall.
A clump of brilliant aspens dominates the landscape in the Sawtooth range of Idaho. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
While spending some time with friends at their country home, this scene presented itself before dinner. Simple country living in a place like this soothes the soul. —Brady Kesner, Highland, Ilinois
We consider Bowling Green the door to southern Indiana. There the landscape changes from flat farmland to the rolling hills and winding roads, sending us back to simpler times. —Bill and Lynn Porter, Greendale, Wisconsin. Now that the weather’s changing, check out these tips to transition your summer clothes into fall.
A reflection of trees makes a peaceful illusion in Badger Lake at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. —Jessie Stewart, Herman, Nebraska
A fall sunset in Kansas is hard to beat. My husband had just finished a fall cleanup in the pasture with his 1955 Ford 850 tractor and Dearborn blade. —Karen Soyland, Robinson, Kansas. Find out how to prepare your garden to survive the winter.
This pond and road is just a short four-wheeler ride from my home. Along the route, I sometimes encounter deer, squirrels, and wild turkeys. —Elizabeth Cundiff, Beattyville, Kentucky
Who knew that pretty fall pictures could include swamps? Natives from Louisiana do!
Lobster traps are stacked high in a quaint fishing village of the Bass Harbor. —Marianne Isaacs, Minden, Nevada
The last fall harvest of corn signals the change of seasons. —David Bezayiff, Sabillasville, Maryland. Check out these fun facts about the fall equinox.
A mill rushes water onto rocks at the Longfellow Wayside Inn, which is known for its haunted bedrooms and other historic allurements. —Carolyn Landry, Berlin, Massachusetts.
The reflection of these multi-colored trees is nearly painted in the Portage Canal that eventually leads to Lake Superior. —Henry Sakari, Dollar Bay, Michigan.
I was observing the Upper Falls of the Gooseberry River as it crashed through a rocky gorge. —John Brueske, St. Charles, Minnesota. Don’t miss these photos of the most gorgeous waterfalls in every state.
The Mississippi River is a stark blue against the autumnal colors of the trees.
I found this vibrant tree along Jack’s Fork River to be very intriguing, along with the rest of the area around Dawt Mill in southeast Missouri. —Roberta Bigelow, Sheldon, Missouri
The walls of this abandoned country store in Polebridge, Montana, could probably tell stories. —Larry Dickerson, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
One evening I decided to go for a walk with my animals to chase the beautiful sunset and was able to capture this photo in my pasture. —Kammie Reile, Beatrice, Nebraska. Make sure you add these fun activities to your fall bucket list.
The bright lights of Las Vegas (almost) have nothing on this scenic fall picture of this Sierra Nevada lake.
Stark Union Church sits on the Upper Ammonoosuc River. In fall, a cliff known as the Devil’s Slide erupts in magnificent fall color. —Gladys Edwards, Redmond, Orgegon
Autumn’s splendor surrounds this river in the Garden State. —Dawn Knight, Hammonton, New Jersey
The mountains near Chama, New Mexico, are always gorgeous in the fall. My wife and I came upon this scene while out for a stroll. —Don Phillips, Levelland, Texas. Check out these 21 fun photos that prove fall is every kid’s favorite season.
This shot of the day was taken at the end of my driveway. —Cheryl Durant, Colton, New York
The Broad River rushes through Chimney Rock Village where tourists are able to explore among the rocks. —Bill Meiners, Ellenboro, North Carolina. Here are 7 reasons fall is the cheapest, easiest, and best time to travel.
“Our old vintage bike rests against the picket fence while we took a break during our afternoon travels. It was a perfect day to enjoy the beauty of autumn’s colors.” —David Paukert, Michigan, North Dakota
A hint of fall emerges from behind this covered bridge in Defiance, Ohio. —Ordis & Phyllis Hahn, Defiance, Ohio
I took this photo right in my own backyard. I loved how the evening sun played with the shapes of the leaves. —Leona Gann, Muldrow, Oklahoma
This pumpkin arrangement captures the brilliant colors of fall on a rare, sunny autumn day at a local pumpkin farm. —Kiersten Doggett, Albany, Oregon. Check out these pretty ways to decorate pumpkins without carving them.
The fog on the mountains combined with the colors and the sun starting to rise created a magical scene in Bedford County. —Susan Mellott, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Providence looks gorgeous in the fall with the brightest orange and red hues.
Fall pictures from South Carolina don’t get much better than this snapshot of Lake Jocassee and Table Rock state park.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are brighter than you think in the fall. This image captures the beautiful hillside of aspen and birch trees.
The old cabins on the Roaring Fork Nature Trail near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are a timeless subject in the fall. —Heidi Strauss, Wautoma, Wisconsin. Check out these reasons fall is our favorite season.
The Frio River at Garner State Park perfectly captures the beauty of fall.
A mid-day hike led me to this beautiful view of Park Avenue in Arches National Park in Utah. —Lauren McLarry, Ozark, Missouri
My brother and I were driving through Jericho, Vermont when we drove past the Old Red Mill. This mill is located in such an amazing location. —Matt Lantz, Sturgis, Michigan
Last October my girlfriend and I drove the Blue Ridge Parkway to photograph the fall colors. I grew up on a dairy farm so I loved looking at all of the beautiful farmsteads along the way, especially those with horses.—JoMar Alwes, Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out these 15 national parks that look even more beautiful in the fall.
A lone full moon sits in the sky at sunrise on a foggy, fall morning in Twin Lakes. —Wende Barker, Spokane, Washington
Turning leaves surround the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park. It’s beautiful here in the fall. —Marty Miller, Heath, Ohio. These are the 11 best road trips for seeing gorgeous fall foliage.
The fog was lifting, the sun was shining, and the sky was blue in the hills and valleys of Prairie Farm. —Cathy Erickson, Prairie Farm, Wisconsin
The Middle Fork of the Popo Agie is a rushing mountain river flowing out of the Wind River Mountains. The Popo Agie was so named by the Indians inhabiting the area. —Linda Rood, Riverton, Wyoming. Next, don’t miss these photos that will make you fall in love with country life.