Nobody celebrates autumn like the south, and the month of October is ideal for viewing the region’s most beautiful fall foliage. The South turns into a canvas, painted with more colors than most of us here can even dream up. Celebrate all things southern charm; here are the best places to see the changing leaves.
Envision scenic drives, harvest festivals, cozy cabins, and apple picking:
Little River Canyon passes through some of the most stunning fall foliage in to be found in the entire state of Alabama. For those really looking to capture a photo-worthy scene, head to the secret jewel of Lookout Mountain. When you’ve gotten your fill of mother nature, make a trip to the local antique stores in Fort Payne and Mentone. Mother Nature may bring you here, but the antique shopping and small-town charm will keep you for the whole weekend.
What To Pack: Kickoff your retreat by celebrating all things classic living! Our Southern Nights Travel Tin showcases scents of Sandalwood, Amber, and Gooseberry. Buy it here.
With soaring cliffs and majestic arches, Red River Gorge is an awe-inspiring place to visit any time of year (but fall’s our favorite). This rugged region is beloved by Kentuckians and known all over the world for rock climbers, but they aren’t the only people who enjoy the gorge’s overhanging cliffs! Snap pictures of the sculptured rocks of Utah’s and Arizona’s national parks, surrounded by a lush, nearly neon fall forest. The location is laced with trails, and could very well be considered the South’s best-kept outdoorsman secret.
What To Pack: Celebrate the state’s bourbon history with our travel tin candle in “Lexington” scent. Its burn emits scents of Apple, Maple and Bourbon. Buy it here.
Spreading across 800 square miles of southern Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina, the nation's most visited national park offers acres of fall color. Head here if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of some of America’s most familiar wildlife, like white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and black bears. Should you choose to drive, its loop road winds past pastures lined with chestnut oak, magnolia, maple, and tulip trees. Expect this road to be congested during the weekends throughout the fall, so aim for a weekday. Aim for an early trip, you’ll be likely to see more wildlife!
What To Pack: Savor the South’s tobacco heritage by packing our Brightleaf Travel Tin. It emits scents an enticing mix of tobacco leaf, caramel, and oriental spice. Buy it here.
Plan this trip quickly, fall has tiptoed in this year! Don’t forget to pack bundles of soft blankets for snuggling in these valleys… And for those who like to procrastinate, keep in mind that autumn's peak color generally occurs from October 15th to November 3rd.