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50 of the Most Stunning Pictures of Fall Across America

These autumn photos will make you crave apple cider and plan your visit to the pumpkin patch

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Gorgeous fall pictures from across the country

Ah, fall. There’s so much to love about this cozy, colorful season. There are endless fun fall activities to take part in, from seeing the fall foliage come to fruition to huddling by a bonfire swapping scary stories around Halloween. And we can’t forget about taking a trip to the Northeast to experience New England fall! The crisp fall season is truly one of a kind in both its nature and beauty. That’s why we’ve rounded up stunning fall pictures from each state—so everyone can bask in autumn’s gorgeous glory. Enjoy!

fall in alabama
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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, AL

If you’re looking for a weekend rendezvous, these are the best fall weekend getaways to book. 

fall in alaska
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My husband and I go camping every year near the Denali Highway to enjoy the many shades of fall. —Stacy Phillips, Wasilla, AK

If you’re thinking about the American Way this season, find out why Americans say “fall” instead of “autumn.”

fall in arizona
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The sun sets over the Sonora Desert in Saguaro National Park west of Tucson. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, OK

Browse through these fall quotes that perfectly capture autumn’s allure.

Fall foliage at Falling Water Falls in Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
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The fall foliage at Falling Water Falls in Ozark National Forest in Arkansas is breathtaking. And this is why leaves change color in the first place.

fall in california
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Convict Lake offers a peek at the snow-capped Eastern Sierras through some beautiful autumn color.  —Beverly Cross, Pomona, CA

Here’s what the fall equinox means for your zodiac, by the way.

fall in colorado
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Fall splendor surrounds this secluded cabin in the San Juan National Forest area of Colorado. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, OK

Makes you want to go apple picking, doesn’t it?

Autumn in Connecticut


We’ll never tire of the bright red, orange and gold hues in these leaves. The colors are the best part about fall pictures, and speaking of fall pictures—use these fall captions when you post your next autumn-themed photos.

Autumn forest with wood bridge over creek in yellow maple forest with trees and colorful foliage.
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This scenic bridge in a Delaware forest is perfect for family fall photoshoots or just exploring and appreciating nature. Looking for more fall-themed family activities? Head to the best pumpkin patch near you and snag some festive gourds.

fall in Florida
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Although Florida may not be the place you think of when it comes to fall (and you may need to break out a sweater on chillier nights), the southern state doesn’t disappoint with scenic autumn foliage. This photo of Wekiva Springs rivals other fall pictures on this list.

fall in georgia
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A touch of autumn plays off these red wheels in Lavonia, Georgia. —Beverly Joy Miller, Martin, GA

Don’t forget to check out your favorite fall drink, based on your zodiac sign.

fall in Hawaii


Much like Florida, Hawaii doesn’t come to mind when you think about pretty fall pictures. And 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 as one of these beaches that are better in the fall.

fall in idaho
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A clump of brilliant aspens dominates the landscape in the Sawtooth range of Idaho. —Harold Ogden, Tahlequah, OK

fall in Illinois
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While spending 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, IL

These gratitude quotes also soothe the soul.

Fall in Indiana
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We consider Bowling Green the door to southern Indiana. There, the landscape changes from flat farmland to rolling hills and winding roads, sending us back to simpler times. —Bill and Lynn Porter, Greendale, WI

Sounds like a great fall road trip destination! 

Fall in Iowa
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A reflection of trees makes a peaceful illusion in Badger Lake at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. —Jessie Stewart, Herman, NE

Fall in Kansas
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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, KS

fall in Kentucky
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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, KY

Planning a fall road trip? Consider taking one of the best road trip routes in America.

fall in louisiana
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Who knew that pretty fall pictures could include swamps? Natives of Louisiana do!

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Lobster traps are stacked high in a quaint fishing village of the Bass Harbor. —Marianne Isaacs, Minden, NV

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The last fall harvest of corn signals the change of seasons. —David Bezayiff, Sabillasville, MD

After fall comes, you guessed it, winter—here’s what to know about the winter solstice.

fall in Massachusetts
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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, MA 

Speaking of hauntings—these ghost stories will give you the creeps.

fall in Michigan
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The reflection of these multi-colored trees is nearly painted in the Portage Canal that eventually leads to Lake Superior. —Henry Sakari, Dollar Bay, MI

fall in minnesota
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I was observing the Upper Falls of the Gooseberry River as it crashed through a rocky gorge. —John Brueske, St. Charles, MN

Don’t miss these photos of the most beautiful waterfalls in every state.

Mississippi river view at fall season


The Mississippi River is a stark blue against the autumnal colors of the trees. Now, learn what the Halloween colors are (and what they mean).

fall in missouri
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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, MO

fall in montana
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The walls of this abandoned country store in Polebridge, Montana, could probably tell stories. —Larry Dickerson, Sun Prairie, WI

Check out more eerie—but intriguing—abandoned places.

fall in Nebraska
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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, NE

fall in Nevada
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The bright lights of Las Vegas (almost) have nothing on this scenic fall picture of a Sierra Nevada lake.

fall in New Hampshire
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New Hampshire

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, OR

Another great place to go leaf peeping in New Hampshire is in the White Mountains region—here’s your guide to a White Mountains road trip.

fall in New Jersey
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New Jersey

Autumn’s splendor surrounds this river in the Garden State. —Dawn Knight, Hammonton, NJ

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New Mexico

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, TX

fall in new york
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New York

This shot of the day was taken at the end of my driveway. —Cheryl Durant, Colton, NY

fall in North Carolina
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North Carolina

The Broad River rushes through Chimney Rock Village, where tourists are able to explore among the rocks. —Bill Meiners, Ellenboro, NC

Looking for fall humor? These fall memes perfectly capture the funny side of autumn.

fall in North Dakota
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North Dakota

“Our vintage bike rested 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, ND

fall in Ohio
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A hint of fall emerges from behind this covered bridge in Defiance, Ohio. —Ordis and Phyllis Hahn, Defiance, OH

fall in Oklahoma
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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, OK

Makes you want to snuggle on the couch and watch a Halloween movie, right?

fall in Oregon
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This pumpkin arrangement captures the brilliant colors of fall on a rare, sunny autumn day at a local pumpkin farm. —Kiersten Doggett, Albany, OR

Check out these fun no-carve pumpkin ideas.

fall in Pennsylvania
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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, PA

Fall Foliage in Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Providence looks gorgeous in the fall with the brightest orange and red hues.

Lake Jocassee, South Carolina, USA
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South Carolina

Fall pictures from South Carolina don’t get much better than this snapshot of Lake Jocassee and Table Rock State Park.

Fall colors in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Aspen Birch Mountain Ash and Ponderosa Pine on a hillside with a gravel road in the foreground
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South Dakota

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.

fall in tennessee
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The old cabins on the Roaring Fork Nature Trail near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are a timeless subject in the fall. —Heidi Strauss, Wautoma, WI

Beautiful Fall Color on Giant Cypress Trees Reflected in the Clear Waters of the Frio River at Garner State Park, Texas
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The Frio River at Garner State Park perfectly captures the beauty of fall.

fall in Utah
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A midday hike led me to this beautiful view of Park Avenue in Arches National Park in Utah. —Lauren McLarry, Ozark, MO

fall in vermont
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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, MI

fall in Virginia
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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 the beautiful farmsteads along the way, especially those with horses. —JoMar Alwes, Las Vegas, NV

fall in Washington
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A lone full moon sits in the sky at sunrise on a foggy fall morning in Twin Lakes. —Wende Barker, Spokane, WA

fall in West Virginia
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West Virginia

Turning leaves surround the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park. It’s beautiful here in the fall. —Marty Miller, Heath, OH

fall in Wisconsin
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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, WI

fall in wyoming
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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 Native Americans inhabiting the area. —Linda Rood, Riverton, WY

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