6 Places to See Fall Colors Near Lake Guntersville
It’s that time of the year where the trees begin to change, and the colors paint a new picture. Not many people think about Alabama for fall colors, but we are blessed with some stunning oranges, yellows and reds. Now is the perfect time to get outside, and the colors are just about right. Here are six places where you can see the leaves change.
Lake Guntersville State Park
Just a short drive from the city of Guntersville is our beloved Lake Guntersville State Park. The park has over 30 miles of hiking trails that showcase beautiful Fall colors. They even have a new map of their trails that helps you pick and choose which trail to venture out on. The lodge even offers stunning views for miles of the Tennessee River.
Buck’s Pocket State Park
Buck’s Pocket is definitely underrated, but it has first class views of beautiful scenery that will leave you in awe. Check out the bluff views of the Jim Lynn Overlook to see miles of vibrant colors that are photo op worthy. Bring your ATVs too to ride on their new ORV trail to see the leaves falling in action.
Located on the heart of the Tennessee River, it’s a no brainer that Guntersville Dam has intense colors in the fall. Take a hike on their trails to see some trees changing up close or grab a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of their tables. You can watch the dam gates open and the water rush through, and if you peak up in the sky bald eagles will be circling nearby.
Cathedral Caverns State Park
While you may know Cathedral Caverns as a cave, they do have more to offer. They launched their new campground and cabins recently, but they also have some great trails to hike that offer some great views beyond the cave. The fall colors there are definitely underrated, but we rank them close to the top of stunning fall scenery.
On the way to Cathedral Caverns is the Grant Overlook. You can see miles of rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains. The spot is perfect to pull up to and park and snap a couple of photos for an Instagram moment. You can really appreciate the beauty of the Fall colors with this not so known about view.
Lake Guntersville Walking Trail
The city of Guntersville has a paved walking trail that covers the water’s edge on Sunset Drive. It boasts serene views of the lake and wildlife. There is a bald eagle’s nest near the corner of Sunset Drive and Lurleen B. Wallace that catches everyone’s eye while getting their steps in. But there are several species of trees including maple that show radiant red leaves.