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Three Great Fall Foliage Destinations in the Southeast

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A lovely afternoon in Park Square, Downtown Asheville

Looking for places to travel this season to catch some great fall foliage? Check out some of our favorite fall foliage destinations in the southeast below!

Columbia, South Carolina

Fall foliage abounds in the Palmetto State’s capitol, with leaf peeping opportunities around (literally) every corner! Check out Riverbanks Zoo and its Botanical Garden, rated one of the most influential gardens in America by Horticultural magazine! If trail running is more your thing, visit the Three Rivers Greenway and its over 19 miles of trails following the Broad, Saluda and Congaree Rivers. With lush vegetation of all colors and types, you’ll see fall foliage in full bloom! Finally, pay a visit to Congaree National Park, South Carolina’s only national park and one that is relatively under the radar. Home to the famed Champion Trees, Congaree boasts some of the tallest trees in North America, and its old growth bottomless hardwood forest is one of the largest in the world.

Asheville, North Carolina

There are many reasons to visit Asheville, and the lush fall foliage just happens to be one of them! Just the drive up along the Blue Ridge Parkway is worth it, with its stunning vistas, blue hazy views, and rolling hills glowing in all shades of fall. Outdoor adventures await, so pack up the RV and hit the road but be sure to bring your mountain bike and hiking boots in tow. Downtown Asheville is buzzing with restaurants, breweries, boutique shopping, and more. The colorful downtown area is great for an afternoon dining al fresco, or for a quick tour of its many art galleries and hand-blown glass studios. What’s more, The Biltmore Estate is a quick drive from the city center and offers tours of its grounds daily.

Atlanta, Georgia

With its warm temperatures and low humidity in the fall, Atlanta makes for a very agreeable destination in the south. To catch fall foliage locally, hit the trail! The BeltLine trails, that is! The network of trails and walking paths connects neighborhoods in and around the city center. Parking is available in some spots but be sure to check a local map for RV parking and hookups. Further afield, North Georgia’s Appalachian country has great leaf peeping opportunities. With the start of the over 2,000-mile-long Appalachian Trail on Springer Mountain in Fannin County, you can catch a glimpse of fall in all its bounty along the way. Connect to the Springer Mountain Trailhead to begin your adventure! Numerous RV campgrounds exist in and around the trailhead. Be sure to plan your stay early and make reservations so you don’t miss out on the rush for fall!

Check out our blog for more travel tips and trips! Happy travels!

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