Fall Colors are popping up all over North America and depending on where you are in the country depends on the peak of the season. Here in Northern Michigan we are near peak and a week or two away for peak near the shorelines of the big lakes. Fall comes and goes in a blink of an eye, but it's often one of the most photogenic times of year. Here are (in no particular order) my favorite places to photograph fall colors.
Eagle River Alaska - Eagle River is one of the most scenic places in the fall season. Its a nice town just north of Anchorage. As you can see by the photo below, it's hard to beat snow covered mountains and the colors of fall.
Grand Teton National Park - Grand Teton National Park is one of the best places for fall photography. Not only will you get the colorful aspens and the Teton Mountain Range, but you will likely see some wildlife willing to pose in front of the beautiful fall foliage.
Ricketts Glen Pennsylvania - As you can see by the photo I was a bit early for peak color, but Ricketts Glen State Park remains my favorite state park I have yet to visit. It reminds me an awful lot of the Columbia River Gorge. The hiking loop has several picturesque waterfalls to go along with the babbling brooks and streams.
Northern Michigan - I guess I'm a little bit bias here, but one of the best places to photograph the autumn colors has to be my home state of Michigan. The country roads, lakes, tunnel of trees, and so on. Just driving around on the back roads will be a photographers dream. The whole state is covered with a sea of oranges, reds, and yellows. It's hard to beat that!
This is just a small list, there are many great places to photograph, some of which I have yet to visit. So wherever you are, go support the local parks small towns, farms, and photograph the beautiful fall colors.