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Top 10 | Fall Adventures

Top Picks for a Fall Camping or RVing Adventure


Fall is a great time to schedule your next adventure. The summer crowds are gone from most places, the weather is a bit milder and you have the opportunity to see the beautiful changes in fall foliage. If you are looking to have a fantastic fall adventure this year, here are a few ideas.

Black Hills, SD | Wildlife & Mount Rushmore Without the Crowds

The rolling hills and Ponderosa pines of the Black Hills of South Dakota are a marvelous destination throughout the year, but the region is especially beautiful and fascinating during the fall. The weather during the fall is more mild than during the summer, and the fall is also breeding season, so visitors will have even better opportunities to observe the regions wildlife. In addition to the beautiful scenery and wildlife, visitors to the Black Hills can see the famous faces at Mount Rushmore, see the Crazy Horse Memorial, stop to drive the Needles Highway and see the granite spires at Custer State Park, and watch for the impressive herd of bison roaming through Custer State Park.

Lake Champlain Valley, VT | Bird Watch, Bike, Sail, Shop + Apple Orchards

Vermont's Lake Champlain Valley and Lake Champlain are know for their stunning fall foliage. The valley, between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks makes for a fantastic fall adventure. The Lake Champlain Valley is a great destination for biking, and Lake Champlain is a fantastic spot to enjoy sailing on the magnificent lake. In addition, visitors to the Champlain Valley can enjoy the fun of nearby Burlington, as well as enjoy picking delicious fresh apples at local orchards.

Columbia River Gorge, OR | Hike to Beautiful Waterfalls or Give Windsurfing a Try

The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon puts on an amazing display of fall color from October through November, and it is an ideal destination for recreating and adventure during the mild fall weather. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the unique landscape of the region and provides excellent access to trail and recreation. The region, also boasts all of the recreational opportunities of Mt. Hood, and visitors can even stop to see the stunning 620 foot drop of the Multnomah Falls. Visitors can also take advantage of the windy conditions of the gorge to enjoy excellent windsurfing and kiteboarding.

Grand Teton National Park, WY | Hike, Bike & Fish with Mild Temps & Few People

Located in the stunning Teton Rage of Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park offers visitors access to a beautiful, pristine wilderness landscape. Fall in Grand Teton has more mild weather and visitors will find the park less crowded during the off-peak season. Grand Teton National Park is excellent for hiking, biking, camping, fishing and more. For an even more wild fall adventure, visitors can go climbing while backcountry camping.

Napa Valley, CA | Wine Train and Hot Air Balloon Rides + Great Biking and Hiking

California's Napa Valley is an amazing fall destination. Visitors can enjoy the wide varieties of wines produced in the region, and enjoy the fun of harvest season during a fall trip. Napa Valley's five towns each have a wide selection of unique wineries to tour and enjoy tastings. Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the valley while enjoying champaign on a hot air balloon ride, or while riding the dining cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Napa Valley also offers visitors excellent recreational opportunities, including bicycle tours of the region, hiking on the trails of Mt. St. Helena and more.

New York City, NY | Broadway Shows, Great Restaurants and The Statue of Liberty - Take a Walking Tour of New York City

New York City is a great year-round destination for all types of adventurers, but fall offers visitors more mild temperatures and the fall foliage in Central Park is not to be missed. Travelers to New York can enjoy the small restaurants with delicious food spread across the city. Fall is the start of the season for the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, and theatre enthusiasts should be sure to catch a few shows on Broadway. Of course the Statue of Liberty is a must see destination for visitors to New York, and the views from the Empire State Building Observatory on the 86th floor are unparalleled.

San Francisco, CA | See Fog City with Less Fog, Fewer Crowds and Warmers Temps than Summer (really!)

The diversity of San Francisco makes this city a great adventure destination. During the fall the city experiences some of the best weather of the year, with less fog, and the peak tourist season is over, so many of the best attractions are much less crowded. Visitors to San Francisco should be sure to get a picture at the Golden Gate Bridge, explore the sights and smells of Chinatown, take a cruise to Alcatraz, and drive down windy Lombard Street. San Francisco is filled with amazing sights, smells, tastes and sounds, which make for an amazing fall adventure.

Shenandoah Valley, VA | Leaf Peeping, Fall hiking + Fall Drives the Way We Remember From Childhood

Virginia's Shenandoah Valley is particularly exciting and beautiful during the fall season. The Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park offers amazing views of the fall beauty. The park also has over 500 miles of trails, making for endless hiking opportunities. Visitors can also enjoy fantastic wine tasting at the Shenandoah Valley's wineries.

Vancouver, BC | Humpbacks, Orcas, Dall Porpoise + City Culture

Vancouver, British Columbia is a great fall destination, with mild weather, plenty of activities, and lots of wildlife. Fall is a fantastic time of year to enjoy whale watching adventures. Visitors have the opportunity to see a wide variety of sea life, including humpback whales, Orcas, Dall's porpoises, black bears and more. Vancouver is a city filled with opportunities to enjoy fine dining, see amazing art and enjoy varied culture. Visitors should be sure to explore the Bloedel Floral Conservancy, as well as hike Grouse Mountain and explore Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.

Yosemite National Park, CA | Giant Sequoias + Classic Yosemite National Park with a Few Less People

Central California's Yosemite National Park is an extremely popular destination, but travelers looking for a fall adventure will find that the park has less people and cooler weather, making it an excellent time of year for a visit. Yosemite National Park has amazing opportunities for rock climbing. Visitors can also enjoy the sights of the park while biking, hiking, backpacking and more. The giant sequoias at Mariposa Grove, and the beauty of Hetch Hetchy are just a taste of the amazing sights Yosemite offers its visitors.



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