Summer has come to an end but that doesn’t mean that the fun is already over. Here are the 7 breathtaking destinations that have gorgeous autumn scenery worth visiting.
Kyoto Botanical Garden | Kyoto, Japan
Sentō-gosho Garden @ djjewel
Japan is well-known for its beautiful simple gardens that uses its own materials such as sand and stone to accentuate the natural beauty of their plants. Locals head outdoors for red leaf hunting, also known as momijagari in Japanese, during early November.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park | Buckhorn, Kentucky
Set with the backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, is the perfect combination of charm and seclusion. The 1,231-acre lake was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1961. In autumn, the dogwoods, redbuds, and other tree species that cover the rolling hills around the lake begin to turn shades of orange. Visitors may try different park activities including hiking, boating, bicycling, and mini-golf.
Sault Ste. Marie | Ontario, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie @Algoma Country
A city on the St. Mary’s River in Ontario, Canada, located just across the U.S. – Canada border, Sault Ste. Marie is a good base for visiting three of northern Ontario’s provincial parks: The Lake Superior, Pancake Bay, and Batchwana Bay. Each park features unique lakes, rivers, forests, and granite rock formations. To enjoy the country’s most colorful leaves, take a ride on the narrated Agawan Canyon Tour Train between mid-September and the first week of October.
Amsterdam Forest | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Twenty-one percent of Amsterdam is shaded by greenery, while the canals and harbors cover the 25% of the city’s surface. Amsterdam Forest, or “Amsterdamse Bos” in Dutch, has a man-made park with both forest and water and is one of the top places to admire the contrasting colors of fall leaves. You will also find something to excite your taste buds at the Amsterdamse Bos. The Bos contains a broad range of lunch cafes and restaurants with breathtaking views of the forest and the waterside.
Nami Island | Chuncheon, South Korea
Namiseom Island, well known as Nami Island, is one of the top destinations in South Korea. It is a tiny half-moon shaped island in the middle of the Han River was an almost barren patch of land with only a handful of chestnut trees. But when retired Bank of Korea governor, Minn Byeong-do, purchased the island in 1965, he reforested and transformed the island into the resort town that it is today. Besides appreciating its natural beauty, you can also do some fun activities in the island like biking, take the zipwire, visit the famous various Winter Sonata tributes, and try some delicacies!
Peninsula State Park | Fish Creek, Wisconsin
The peninsula that juts out into Green Bay in central Wisconsin is home to Peninsula State Park. The park is known to be a well-maintained playground for all that offers numerous activities worth to try. Like the Northern Sky Theater, biking, camping, hiking, lighthouse tours, swimming, boating, fishing, and many more.
Plitvice Lakes National Park | Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. It is situated in the mountains of karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The park’s stunning rock formation may have inspired Walt Disney World’s Pandora – The World of Avatar but what visitors like most about in this destination is its changing leaves. Each body of water reflects the beautiful surrounding trees’ foliage against its deep blue water.
No matter which of these 7 amazing spots you choose, you’re about to witness a memorable and beautiful autumn experience.