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8 National Parks at Their Best in the Fall

Cooler weather, colorful foliage make top spots like Acadia and Arches especially wonderful

view over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at sunset from Look Rock overlook, Foothills Parkway, Tennessee, USA

Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

En españolNote on COVID-19: As the pandemic continues, the National Park Service requires face coverings in indoor public areas and crowded outdoor spaces. Be sure to check on a park’s specific restrictions before you go (some have capacity limits) and whether reservations are needed.

 


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Kitty Bean Yancey, a former USA TODAY deputy managing editor, is a travel writer and the winner of multiple Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers.

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