Thinking you may need a getaway to escape your virtual office and the classroom this fall but you still want to limit your exposure and risk? An outdoor, open space experience in one of the US National Parks or State Parks is a great option. With over 400 National Park sites alone, there is something for everyone.
And the best perk of a 2020 visit to a US National Park? Fewer crowds than ever! If you were to go to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Yosemite any other year, you would hear many different languages. Millions of international visitors come and explore our stunning National Parks each year. Sure, the number of Americans visiting Parks has increased, but the numbers are still much lower than what you would normally experience.
Here is a glimpse into fall at 4 National Parks:
Fall foliage, animals on the move, and breathtaking meteor showers make this season special in Yosemite. Mild temperatures provide great hiking conditions, while beautiful encourage visitors to relax just a little longer. A trip in the late fall may even provide a glimpse of early snowfall in the mountains.
Crisp dry weather that's perfect for hiking, noticeably lighter crowds and the kaleidoscopic colors of the fall foliage, make this season one of the best times to visit Acadia National Park. And after a long day spent exploring the great outdoors, dig into a hot bowl of New England clam chowder!
Fall brings an increase in wildlife activity to the region, including the rut (mating season) for most hooved animals. Elk can be heard “bugling” while rival males can be seen butting heads. Extraordinarily beautiful yet particularly short, Yellowstone’s fall season ends in late October, when most park gates close.
In the fall, the Southwest cools down from its brutal summertime temperatures. Countless trails that may be prohibitively hot in the summer become feasible in the fall, while reduced river flows and warmer waters are perfect for families looking to try out a less adrenaline-inducing take on river rafting.
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