Lesser known Fall Foliage Destinations Around The World

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From the mountains of Quebec to the outskirts of Tokyo, mystical Slovakian lakes, and cascading waterfalls, these fall landscapes are some of our favorite hidden gems. Enjoy the wonder and magic of the new season, cool air, warm pigmented trees, and pathways coated in crispy leaves at these breathtaking destinations around the world.

Floe Lake, Lake Bled, Mt. Odake, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Bend, Black Hills National Forest, Mont-Tremblant

  • Floe Lake, Canada

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      Along with being one of the more challenging hikes in the country, Floe Lake encompasses a honey-colored fall dream circling sparkling waters and beneath incredible peaks. There is no wonder why British Columbia is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Canada during the fall, with endless sprawls of transforming nature and plenty of fresh air. To get away from the crowds, Floe Lake makes for an idyllic autumnal adventure.

  • Lake Bled in Bled, Slovenia

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      Made up of fairytales and steeped in a spooky Halloween atmosphere, Lake Bled is a picturesque lake that is easily one of the most beautiful fall destinations in Europe. Shimmering red trees reflect against clear water, the famous Bled Castle overlooking the lush landscape and chilling waters, Lake Bled is a visual feast. Enjoy crisp autumn air, old European charm, and one of Slovakia’s top destinations at a time of year with less foot traffic.

  • Mt. Odake in Tokyo, Japan

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      You may already have Mt. Fuji and Mt. Takao on your fall foliage hike list, but the lesser-known Mt. Odake is just as magical and impressive. Enjoy traversing through Japan’s famous fall landscape, gorgeous hues, and ancient trees reflecting in kaleidoscopic colors. An excellent day trip from Tokyo city, Mt. Odake is a beautiful testament to the breathtaking fall foliage of Japan.

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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      Cascading waterfalls nestled into balmy hues of red, orange, and gold, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a breathtaking example of untouched natural beauty. Hike alongside shimmering waterfalls, beneath rich warm trees, and on top of a seemingly endless carpet of crisp leaves. Like entering a painting, this famous Croatian park is made up of ruby red maple trees and golden firs that are sure to bring your fairytale autumn dreams to life.

  • Bend, United States

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      Bend, Oregon is essentially the vibe of all those cozy Halloween movies wrapped up neatly into the gorgeous landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Stunning foliage, fall festivals, and outdoorsy fun for the entire family are just some of the reasons why we always head to this scenic destination whenever we want to enjoy the beauty of the season, without the crowds.

  • Black Hills National Forest, United States

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      Shimmering red and gold transform the beautiful landscapes of granite peaks, bubbling creeks, and endless sprawls of crisp nature. The Black Hills during fall is truly an unparalleled experience, with fresh air, hiking trails, and warm hues glowing in every corner. Enjoy a weekend getaway spying on wildlife, and touring breathtaking trails.

  • Mont-Tremblant, Canada

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      An array of dreamy autumnal hues light up this gorgeous Quebec refuge come fall. Mont Tremblant has a cozy cottage-core vibe that entrances off the beaten path travelers year-round, for incredible skiing in the winter and summertime relaxation- but in our opinion, nothing beats fall at Mont Tremblant. Enjoy some of the finest culinary experiences in Quebec, plenty of outdoorsy fun, and breathtaking fall foliage hikes.