There are really only a few places in the US where fall colors can be enjoyed at their best, and the following list will help you if you want to see and film some of the most spectacular fall scenery anywhere. The list can also help to save you time and money by not visiting those places that may be somewhat disappointing.
1. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
In addition the the beautiful colors of the trees that line the gorge, the gorge also offers plenty of fascinating geological features. One of the highlights is the many maple trees, which guarantee some great photos, and the entire area is within easy reach of Interstate 84.
2. Washington County, Maine
One advantage of this area is that is within easy reach of many other parts of Maine, and the drive here is worth it during the fall for the vibrant and spectacular reds and oranges of the leaves. In addition to the fall colors, do not miss the chance to sample a local specialty, the delicious blackberry pancakes.
3. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
This area is well known for its Independence Day celebrations, although it is a pleasure to visit any other time of the year, especially when the leaves show their colors during fall. A boat tour guide can take the most dedicated nature filmmaker out on a trip to ensure that the best shots are not missed.
4. Lake Champlain, Vermont
Vermont is well known for its beautiful fall foliage and this is one of the best places in the north east of the country to enjoy the fall colors. If you are wondering how to film nature at its best, simply set up your camera here and point.
5. Hudson River Valley, New York
Within easy reach of New York City, this area is a great destination for anyone wanting to capture some fall colors at their best.
6. Cypress Valley, Texas
Another great destination for anyone wondering how to film nature. The leaves in the area turns yellow during the fall and offers the opportunity to take some great video footage.
7. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
The trees in this famous park look their best during September, making it a great place for anyone wanting to shoot some great nature footage earlier in the season.
8. Great Smoky Mountains and Asheville, North Carolina
One of the most visited national parks in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains area is wonderful to visit any time, although fall is spectacular. An unforgettable way to see the area and get some great photos is from a hot air balloon ride.
9. Yosemite National Park, California
An experience that anyone living in California should take advantage of, Yosemite is familiar to most of us from film and television images and is a wonderful destination for any serious or amateur nature filmmaker.
10. White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
Another great fall destination for those living in the north east of the country, the White Mountains offer spectacular views as far as the Atlantic on a clear day. A great way to experience the area is by a train ride up to the summit.