Fall Under the Radar
While it may be hard to imagine that any national park is truly under the radar, there are certainly lesser-visited destinations in the shadow of more famous neighbors. Or perhaps the park’s name is well-known, but because of its location, it simply doesn’t get the same level of visitors as others in the national park system. In honor of National Public Lands Day, which celebrates the connection between people and green spaces on the fourth Saturday of every September, here’s a look at some of those national parks and monuments, which are particularly stunning come fall.
Note: While most of the destinations here are officially designated national parks, of which there are 62, we also included several sites that are part of the National Park System such as seashores, battlefields, and monuments.