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10 parks with fantastic fall color displays

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 15, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Tourists step out of their cars to snap photos of the fall foliage in Shenandoah National Park.

Photo: VJ_fliks/Flickr

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park's fall foliage peaks around mid-October. This Virginia park hosts a large variety of deciduous trees, including maples, birches, oaks, poplars and gums.

The best way to experience the changing leaves in Shenandoah National Park is by driving the entire length of the park via the 105-mile Skyline Drive. About 2 million people traverse this winding National Scenic Byway every year.

There are 75 spectacular overlooks of the valley below throughout the breathtaking drive, granting the perfect opportunity to snap photos of the reds, oranges and yellows.