Many families are looking for fall vacations that allow them to be away from the world. Now, more than ever, taking a break from our crazy everyday lives is essential. Fall makes for a great opportunity to just get away from it all. Fall days are cool and comfortable. Most crowds are busy with normal everyday life, allowing you to make the most of the best-secluded fall destinations..
Secluded Fall Destinations
Fall is a great time to travel to recharge before the winter sets in. The heat of the summer is past, and a relaxing getaway is a great way to wind down from all the activity.
Mark Twain National Forest
I’m from Missouri, so I like to list Missouri attractions first. Mark Twain National Forest spans 29 counties in Missouri. It encompasses more than one-tenth of all the state’s forested area. It is a national forest. There are 350 miles of streams for kayaking. An additional 750 miles of trails are ideal for hiking, horseback riding, or biking. You can even go backpacking if you like.
Smith Mountain Lake
Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia is a great fall escape to get away from the rest of the world. Rent a cabin and stay by yourself or with family. You can enjoy long walks on the private beach. You can also take a boat trip through the man made lake within the Blue Ridge Mountains. What a way to enjoy the beautiful fall colors. With plenty to do, you won’t get bored. Bring a cooler of food with you, because you won’t want to leave.
Beavers Bend State Park
Rent a private cabin in Beavers Bend State Park to enjoy the fall colors later in the season. This secluded place is the perfect location for a fall trip away from the rest of the world. It is particularly suited for those that need an escape just before winter settles in. The cabins are spread far apart, which gives you plenty of space to spread out. Enjoy your vacation away from the world.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park
Like doing something different? Book your next fall adventure in a private yurt at Escalante Yurts in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park. The beautiful red rock landscapes, waterfalls, and stunning trails are ideal for your next fall adventure. You’ll have all the space you need to fully enjoy your trip while secluded and spread out from other visitors.
Plan your next fall getaway trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. There is plenty to do with multiple golf courses and a variety of wildlife activities. You will have space and privacy when you rent a villa or vacation home on the beach. This is a great destination for those that want to be active but want their personal space as well.
San Bernardino Mountains
For a secluded getaway rent a tiny cabin in The San Bernardino Mountains. You are sure to enjoy fishing, hiking, and off-roading fun without the crowds. This is a perfectly warm destination where you can relax or take a drive along the famous Route 66.
Acadia National Park
If you are looking for a more traditional fall camping destination, vacation in Acadia National Park, which is in Maine. It’s on my list for where to see the best fall leaves. I haven’t been there, yet, but I’ve read the views are spectacular. It’s definitely on my bucket list. Activities include winding hiking trails, fishing and whale watching. You are sure to find plenty to do on your secluded fall camping trip.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore, in Maryland, offers a secluded getaway. With camping, wild horses, kayaking, and of course stunning fall leaves to make the perfect backdrop for your fall camping trip.
Tortugas National Park
Want a fall camping trip that its a bit warmer? Dry Tortugas National Park is a popular primitive camping location in Florida. Programs are currently closed. However, this National Park offers plenty of space to spread out and explore while on your fall camping trip. This makes a great trip for the fall camper that doesn’t care for crisp fall air and would be more than happy to enjoy a Florida beach rather than fall colors.