There’s a saying that says fall is a southerner’s gift for surviving summer. If that is indeed true, North Alabama’s fall gift is gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage. And North Alabama has many breathtaking spots to see some colorful scenery.

1. Blount County: Horton Mill, Old Easley, or Swann covered bridges and Rickwood Caverns State Park

Covered Bridge Easley

2. Cherokee County: Cherokee Rock Village, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Terrapin Creek, and Yellow Creek Falls

Little River Canyon

3. Colbert County: Cane Creek Canyon, Spring Park, and Natchez Trace

Cane Creek Canyon Leaves

4. Cullman County: Ave Maria Grotto, Palisades Park, and Clarkson Covered Bridge

Pallisades Park

5. Franklin County: Dismals Canyon and Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park

Rockbridge Canyon Trees

6. Lawrence County: Bankhead National Forest and Oakville Indian Mound Park & Museum

Oakville Indian Mound

7. Lauderdale County: Natchez Trace and Joe Wheeler State Park

Joe Wheeler State Park Picnic Table in Trees

8. Limestone County: take a walk through the historic town of Mooresville and Rails to Trails Walking Trail


9. Madison County: Burritt on the Mountain, Land Trust of North Alabama, and Monte Sano State Park

Monte Sano Fall Foliage

10. Marion County: Buttahatchee River

Buttahatchee River

11. Morgan County: Point Mallard Park and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Wheeler Wildlife Duck Foliage

12. Jackson County: Russell Cave National Monument and Walls of Jericho

Jackson County Foliage

13. Marshall County: Buck’s Pocket, Cathedral Caverns, and Lake Guntersville state parks

Lake Guntersville Foliage

14. Etowah County: Noccalula Falls Park

Noccalula Falls Foliage

15. DeKalb County: DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve

Desoto State Park Foliage

16. Winston County: Bankhead National Forest

Bankhead Forest