Believe it or not, summer has came and went yet again. School is now back in session, leaves have begun to slowly wither, and the nights are getting longer and require a sweater. This fall, why not shake it up a little bit by choosing a beautiful place to set up camp with a locum tenens assignment? The fall foliage is a phenomenon that draws in crowds every year. But to truly experience the grandeur, you’ve got to get the inside scoops on the locations for locums this fall with the prettiest tree petals.
Although many locum tenens travel to Colorado to bounce around as snow bunnies down their ski resort slopes, it actually has a peak season in the early fall with captivating picturesque views as the mountainside lights up like shimmering gold coins scattered in tall grass below the horizon line. The changing colors on the leaves among the contrasting evergreens is something from a painting. From the middle to end of September, right before the leaves have all fallen to the earth, you can snag the best views!
The Catskills, New York
September through late October is arguably the most ideal time to spend time in southeastern New York state. When the leaves turn those stunning hues of reds, yellows, and oranges; the historic villages also get lit up with quaint fall festivals and craft fairs as well as ample opportunities for apple-picking and traveling to farmers’ markets.
The Great Smoky Mountains
Whether you’re in North Carolina or Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains have some of the most distinguishable fall views to spark your intrigue in October through early November. There are 100+ unique native tree species that light up the terrain with fabulous colors ranging from gold to orange to purple to crimson. You easily can get lost on the divine hiking trails. Dare I say, this is a perfect place for capturing the perfect selfie?
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
In the fall, the 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge is a breathtaking spot to stop and enjoy the season. Hiking, rafting, kayaking and simply taking in the gorgeous sights of the river are ideal this time of year, especially mid-September through October.
Green Mountain Byway, Vermont
Vermont puts on one of the most visually captivating displays in the months before winter rears it’s little head back into our lives. The second week of September begins the leaf-observation season in a land ideal for hiking and horseback riding.
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
An explosion of colors come out to play along the gorgeous central Missouri lake getaway in the early fall. Plus, there are 230 campsites around the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, great scenic drives, golf courses, and more.
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
It’s no secret the the New England states notoriously have enchantingly gorgeous fall scenery. Columbus Day weekend until mid-October is the primetime for heading to the Berkshires. This beautiful place is full of narrow winding roads, forests with crimson, yellow, and orange hues and art culture that is uniquely it’s own.