Tennessee State Park Among Top 10 ‘Hidden Gems’ to See Fall Foliage in America
Fall is the perfect time to take a drive and connect with nature as the colors change into an explosion of fiery hues of red and orange and one Tennessee State Park is the perfect place to explore the autumnal changes.
A recent survey of 3,000 people, shared by Mixbook, has detailed the 150 hidden fall foliage gems across the country. While many of those at the top of the list are located on the East Coast, one location in Tennessee has made it into the top 10.
Tennessee's Top Pick
Taking the #9 spot, and the first Tennessee State Park to make the list is Fall Creek Falls State Park. Perhaps not-so-hidden, considering Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the largest and most heavily visited state parks in Tennessee, but it holds a spot in the Top 10 for its foliage for a reason with more than 29,000 acres of hardwoods, waterfalls, gorges, and more.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is a lesser-known oasis during autumn. As the leaves adopt fiery hues of red, orange, and gold, the park's cascading waterfalls and rugged terrains are beautifully framed by this vibrant backdrop. Though overshadowed by more renowned locations, this park presents a quiet, scenic retreat, epitomizing the Southern charm of the fall season.
More Than Just Foliage
Farther down the list of 150 Hidden Gems for Fall Foliage is where we find Roan Mountain State Park holding the number 56 position. Sitting at the base of Roan Mountain, along the Appalachian Trail, the park offers a variety of outdoor activities.
A Peak in the Cumberland Mountains
Rounding out the three Tennessee parks on the "Hidden Gems" list, we find Frozen Head State Park in the #103 spot. Stretching more than 24,000 acres, Frozen Head State Park you'll find primitive campsites, miles of hiking and backpacking trails, and of course stunning fall foliage.
There is no doubt that Tennessee is full of beautiful places to view the magic of autumn and the changing of the leaves. As the air gets crisper, hop in the car and visit one of these amazing Indiana locales to experience the season.