The best time to see fall foliage in North Alabama this year

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Fall foliage is beautiful in North Alabama. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Friday is the first day of fall — the Autumnal Equinox, if you will — and North Alabama is great place to be in the fall. The weather and the fall foliage is some of the best in the region, as native North Alabamians can confirm.

So when will the leaves start to change colors this fall? Glad you asked. Here’s a quick guide to the peak time to see some beautiful fall foliage.

When is the best time for fall foliage in North Alabama?

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The leaves will change earlier than they did last year because of the wet weather this summer. (Hville Blast)

According to, the peak time for fall foliage in North Alabama this year is between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. By using the Smoky Mountains Interactive Map, you can predict the peak times for fall colors all over the country.

Parts of North Alabama, namely the northeastern corner of the state, will see colors changing first, with some leaves turning gold by mid October.

If you want to take a special trip to see some beautiful fall colors in North Alabama, try these spots:

  • DeSoto State Park
  • Guntersville State Park
  • Little River Canyon
  • Noccalula Falls
  • Monte Sano State Park
  • Buck’s Pocket
  • Joe Wheeler State Park

Where to find these great spots

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Michael Seale
Michael Seale
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