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Alabama Fall Foliage Trip

Living in the south, we do not see many colors during the season changes, so we have to seek it out. My husband and I decided to make a fall foliage trip. I researched the peak of fall foliage to see the most colors. It was about a week late, but the colors were still incredible. Our first stop was a visit to my brother in Birmingham, AL, so this is where our journey really began. Even in Birmingham, the foliage was beautiful.

Cheaha State Park

Our first adventure was to drive to the Cheaha State Park. Cheaha Park is the highest point in Alabama at an elevation of 2,407 feet. It is the oldest park in Alabama (est.1933). The drive to the top is part of the experience.

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Our next destination was the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. This park offers a beautiful drive, a creek full of fish, lots of wildlife (including seven protected), and five hiking trails at different difficulty levels.

The Little River Canyon Falls

Next, we found a beautiful waterfall off Highway 35. The Little River Canyon Falls in Fort Payne, AL, is an accessible boardwalk hike to the site. There is also a hiking trail that leads down to another waterfall.

Desoto Falls

Our final destination was a dual waterfall named Desoto Falls in Alabama. The upper falls are accessible by car. The lower falls require a moderate hike down to the bottom. There are also several other hiking trails along the way.

I love Fall foliage trips, but I have to say that my pictures never compare to the real site of the sun coming through the trees when they are in an array of colors.

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