Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
For a truly unique fall foliage experience, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, which is situated within the Ozarks, is a must-visit. There is an admittance fee to enter the park ($10 per adult) but the scenery is absolutely worth it. You’ll be able to hike down trails lined with gorgeous sheer rock walls, topped and surrounded by colorful trees. There are waterfalls galore and other breathtaking natural features. In addition to hiking tours, visitors can also ride horses through the park, go biking, or even take tours by tram and Segway. And after you work up an appetite from all that leaf peeping, enjoy lunch or dinner at the park’s on-site restaurant, which lets you take in the fall colors and stunning waterfalls right from the dining room.
Dogwood Canyon is part of a much larger natural reserve that includes nearby Pilot Knob Conservation Area and Roaring River State Park. Plan your adventure here. Peak Viewing Times: Last Week of October and 1st Week of November.