National Parks to Visit This Fall

Did you know that military and veteran families can sign up for free lifetime admission passes to our beautiful National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites throughout the country? Get your passes at the sites or online at the National Park Service. Below are some great national parks to add to  your list to visit this fall:

Acadia National Park - Maine

Acadia National Park features 125 miles of hiking trails that offer great views and  bird watching. The fall colors are amazing and tend to peak  in mid-October. Acadia National Park regularly attracts thousands of visitors in the fall, so be prepared for some crowds.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park - Texas

Fall foliage isn’t just for the northeast. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, approximately 50 miles east of Austin, is surrounded by wild brush country. Here you’ll be able to see sumacs, oaks, and haw hollies adorned with fall hues during the autumn months. History enthusiasts, can also tour the LBJ Ranch, President Johnson’s birthplace, boyhood home, and burial site.

Valley Forge - Pennsylvania

About 25 miles west of Philadelphia, Valley Forge is the historic site where George Washington and the Continental Army camped during the Revolutionary War. Visitors at Valley Forge can learn about life in the 18th century and explore the vast parkland, which includes more than 3,000 acres of grassland, wetland, and beautiful Pennsylvania deciduous forest filled with fall colors.

Glacier National Park - Montana

Fans of the hit show Yellowstone will love this national park. The fall foliage in Glacier National Park is an amazing sight. With fewer visitors this time of year, you’re more likely to see  the native wildlife such as grizzly bears, eagles, and wolves.

Shenandoah National Park - Virginia

Just 75 miles from Washington, DC, Shenandoah National Park is a great place to be when the seasons change. With over 300 square miles of  forest, including  abundant oak and chestnut trees, you’ll have plenty of gorgeous autumn leaves to enjoy. While hiking, horseback riding or cycling the park’s 500 miles of trails, you’ll encounter cascading waterfalls, beautiful views, and native wildlife. One day not enough? Check out the park’s campsites and lodges for a longer stay.