Visit Lookout Mountain, Alabama; Where Mother Nature sets the stage for a spectacular autumn season!
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Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color.
In North Alabama the highlands transform into a bright sea of yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples, and golden hickories. Autumn-blooming wildflowers carpet the landscape around every corner.

In the DeSoto State Park area, a hint of color usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November.  

Historically peak Fall color has been between the 3rd weekend of October into the 1st part of November.
Fall is our busiest time of year, so be sure to make your reservations for our motel rooms, Log or Rustic cabins, Chalets, & Campsites well in advance.

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PAST PEAK

Brightness and depth of color have begun to fade, though there is still a good amount of bright color. Leaf drop will begin soon and will accelerate from this point.

-updated 11/27/17 at 1:00 pm BMH

 

Lookout Mountain Alabama info

Alabama Fall Color Trail

Alabama Trails: A Circle of Colors Trail

Why Do Leaves Change Color? (PDF)

The Science of Color Change

Video: Fall Color in Alabama State Parks

 
 
Leaves are not the only color to be seen during the Fall! Fall is a wonderful time to find an amazing array of wildflowers. Most people associate fall with the arrival of vibrant foliage; spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows; But often-overlooked are the wildflower blooms and berries that can be found of particular interest. More info
 
 
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