Relish in a lovely picnic under vivid autumn maples of New England or a crisp morning stroll surrounded by golden aspens of the Mountain West. You can also count on exceptional fall colors along almost any section of the 2,184 mile (3,514 km), 14 state Appalachian National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, but just about every state has some special place for you to discover the beauty of fall.
Click here to see a list of places you can experience autumn in the great outdoors on any of the federal public lands!
Photo of Rocky Mountain National Park by Steven Sawusch
Photographer Rich Keen captured a tender moment between a bison & calf at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Refuge.
Located just northeast of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,000-acre expanse of prairie, wetland and woodland habitat. The land has a unique story - it has survived the test of time and transitioned from farmland, to war-time manufacturing site, to wildlife sanctuary. It may be one of the finest conservation success stories in history and a place where wildlife thrives.