Fall is the season which is the most enjoyable for family camping trips. Those color variations and sceneries in the outdoors create such a picture that can only be seen in a fairytale. There’s something about open nature that really calms the mind and the soul. There are a lot of good places to go during the fall season, but the three US Campgrounds to visit this fall listed below are the ones that should be on the top of any “Must Visit” list.
Yosemite National Park – May Lake, California
Yosemite and its May Lake are a beautiful location to visit at all seasons, but it’s exceptionally beautiful during the season of fall foliage. A large spectrum of colors is there to see, generated by dogwood and maple red colors, aspen and oak yellow variants and the purples of the poison oak. This place is completely family friendly. The whole family will enjoy the Yosemite’s pride of sparkling waters and craggy peaks.
May Lake is positioned north of the Yosemite Valley, close to it there is a granite floor with tree cover. Once you get to the May Lake, you will feel peaceful and rested. The May Lake’s water is so calm it acts like a mirror in which the Mount Hoffman is looking at itself. It looks like the lake is being hugged by the mountains around it, protecting it and creating that calmness of the area. It’s almost like nature preserves its treasuries on her own, and the mountains serve as a guarding wall between the lake and the outside world.
To spend the night, you can find a camping spot at the end of the lake in the Sierra Club. In case you wondered, swimming in the lake is forbidden. At this very place, your family will experience one of the prettiest sunsets ever. The sun rays going through the trees and lowering themselves down to the lake is a picture you can only imagine. When the sun comes down, make sure you are appropriately dressed, because it might get a bit cold out there.
Acadia National Park – Maine
One of the New England’s most beloved places is on our list of US campgrounds to visit this fall– Acadia National Park. There’s no time better to visit Acadia than during fall season. It offers majestic colors over its ridged landscape. The humble contributors to the Acadia’s color palette are beeches, maples, oaks, birches and white ashes.
One of the best places to set up camp is in the Blackwoods Campground in the middle of the forest. You will be surrounded by the colors of the season and the sounds of the wildlife. When you set up your camp (here are some basic lessons on camping if needed), you can go and explore the surroundings. A lot of hiking trails are available nearby which will give you beautiful views of the surrounding area. Be sure to visit the Wild Gardens of Acadia, the native collection of plants is just amazing. The air is so fresh down there; you really start to reconsider your life spent in the city. The freshness is just amazing, the concentration of oxygen will make you truly breathe with your lungs full.
The colorful trees are all around the park, and you can find a lot of space to camp, just be sure you have the right equipment you need. While you’re there, check out the Great Meadow which can be found at the Park Loop Road. The meadow is absolutely majestic and has a lot of room to spare. Covered with the greenest grass you will ever see and flowers decorating the entire area with their mix of colors. Acadia is an excellent destination for family trips, and the fall colors are at your disposal in its area. You can tell by the pictures you can find alone, and in person, it looks even better.
Fall Creek Falls State Park – Tennessee
One of the most beautiful areas in the south, Fall Creek Falls State Park is known for its massive waterfall. The area has a lot of options for campers, offering more than 220 campsites across different areas in various parts of its wide landscape. There are around 30 miles of exploring tails for you to go and experience all the colors of the season.
Nature is at its finest in the creek falls park, it’s laced with gorges, cascades, streams, waterfalls and lush stands of timber. The park is great for various activities suitable for people of all ages. The park has a Nature Center that offers environmental education implemented in programs that are led by naturalists. There are also a lot of other entertainment activities organized, such as campfires, games, live musicals and arts and crafts. Of course, you don’t have to go to premade events which are organized by the park; the random exploring can also be as fun!
Another popular attraction is the Fall Creek Falls Golf Course, one of the best courses in Tennessee. The dads will love the golf course, and while they go golfing, the kids can go and run around along the accessible playgrounds of the area. The park also includes picnic pavilions and a big pool for you to enjoy. Take a walk away from your camping site and settle for a moment on the picnic pavilions to have a lunch and just sit and enjoy the surroundings. There’s a lot to see and do in the park, once you’ve set up your camp and put up your tent, the area is yours to explore!
Whichever destination you decide to go to, you will enjoy its surroundings and wild nature. All of three choices have amazing colors to offer and beautiful landscapes to camp on. Take your time and explore the big areas of nature around these places, you will surely have the experience to remember for the rest of your life.
Bio: Melanie Campbell is an outdoor and camping enthusiast behind Ardent Footsteps, enjoying this wonderful world since 2010. She shares expert advice when it comes to camping and outdoor trekking. With the main focus on making the most out of camping and outdoor adventures, Melanie will make you want to go out today!