15 Photos That Prove Fall is the Most Beautiful Time of the Year

From Texas to Tennessee, from sea to shining sea, America during the autumn may just be the most beautiful place on Earth. Fall foliage brings thousands to states like Vermont, New York and Massachusetts each year. But the south is an underrated destination when it comes to seeing stunning autumn leaves. We scoured Instagram, Pinterest and beyond to find images of the most stunning fall colors from across the U.S.

These 15 beautiful fall pictures show that fall really is the best of the four seasons.

Lost Maples State Park near Vanderpool, Texas.

Beautiful Fiery Fall Foliage of Lost Maples State Park Texas. A Serene Spot to Rest. ** Note: Soft Focus at 100%, best at smaller sizes
Lost Maples State Park in Vanderpool, Texas.

Finch Lake, Louisiana.


The Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.

Flickr/Austin Kerr

The Guadalupe River in Texas.

Guadalupe River, Texas.

Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Flickr/Sarath Kuchi

Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park in West Virginia.

Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park
Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, West Virginia.

Garner State Park in Concan, Texas.

Garner State Park in Concan, Texas.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Flickr/David McSpadden

The Tennessee River Gorge from Signal Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Flickr/Michael Hicks

The Farms of Rural New England

A Pastoral Scene Old Barn And Waterfall During Autumn In New England USA
Rural New England.

Auxier Ridge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.

Sunrise from Auxier Ridge showing fog laden valley and Autumn colors. Red River Gorge area of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky United States
Auxier Ridge in Red River Gorge, Kentucky.

The Cherohala Skyway as it passes through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

Cherohala Skyway crosses the boundaries of the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests leading to the name Cherohala a combination of the two forest names. It is autumn of the year with colorful leaves in October. Tennessee USA.
Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee.

Floating camp on the Ouachita River, Louisiana.

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Wikimedia Commons

The Mighty Mississippi River.

Flickr/Phil Roeder

The Barns of Northern Michigan.

Flickr/Rachel Kramer

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15 Photos That Prove Fall is the Most Beautiful Time of the Year