Dig fall trips that revolve around the outdoors? Us too. Although national parks get most of the attention, our country is filled with great state parks that are perfect for autumn visits.
Whether you want to embark on a sea kayaking adventure, hike through endless mountain wilderness, or score a glimpse at endangered wildlife, these diverse state parks are among the best in the nation. If you’re having a hard time deciding which state park visit, our advice is to tack an extra vacation day onto Columbus Day weekend and squeeze in two.
10 Amazing State Parks You Have to Visit During the Fall
1. McCormick’s Creek State Park, Owen County, Indiana
Yes, you should add Bloomington, Indiana to your travel bucket list (we’ll fill you in on the exploding craft beer scene after our hike). This park is situated on the scenic White River, and it showcases unique limestone formations and plenty of scenic waterfalls, too. Indiana’s first state park is around 14 miles from Bloomington, and it provides ample opportunity to hike your way through thick woods or explore the canyon’s imposing cliffs.
For more information, visit in.gov
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