From the foothills of the Appalachians through countless river valleys to the sugar white beaches of the Gulf, natural wonders abound for the explorer in you. From caves and caverns to towering mountaintops, adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of our many trails and waterways that is sure to take you off the beaten path. The 22 state parks, which encompass 48,000 acres of land and water, provide endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy all year long.
Northeast Alabama: One of the best areas for viewing the vibrant colors of fall.
Escape this fall and enjoy the splendor of the season by taking a road trip to Alabama’s hidden gem in the mountains. Mentone is a small mountain town located in the northeastern corridor of the state, in DeKalb County. Around this time of year, the fall colors are at their peak, and the crisp air has taken over the warmer days. The scenic drives are a must-do especially for motorcycle enthusiasts. Your days can be filled with canoeing, horseback riding, snow skiing, shopping, fishing or golfing.
DeKalb County also is one of the most spectacular areas for viewing vibrant colors because of its number of state parks and scenic drives. Here are our recommendations for a fabulous fall getaway:
Where to Stay:
Nestled in the woods, this secluded getaway offers a serene setting to escape everyday life. It has two bedrooms and one bath. It also has a screened porch, hot tub and fire pit for cooking s’mores.
This vintage Bed & Breakfast was built in 1926. It is pet and kid friendly. This inn’s view, wrap-around porch and stone fireplace make it a favorite among guests.
What to see and do in the Auburn area this fall
Lake Guntersville is the perfect spot for an end-of-the-summer getaway
Weekend Getaways in Alabama
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