Aulanko Nature Reserve, Finland
The town of Hämeenlinna in southern Finland is home to Aulanko Nature Reserve. This stretch of forests and waterways has enticed sightseers and nature lovers for more than a century. Part of the grounds were meant to resemble an English-style parkland.
There's a lookout tower that's perfect for viewing the leaves. Finland sits at a northern latitude, which means that even in the southern portions of the country, the leaves change early in the season. Aulanko is a major tourist destination with hotels and restaurants that sit right on the edge of the parkland.