Who said you had to leave Florida to see fall foliage colors?
We’ve all heard the same line that it’s too warm in Florida for fall foliage but that isn’t actually true.
Well, my traveling friends, the Sunshine State is one that can astound you, so let me take you to the Florida Panhandle, which is home to a state park that is ablaze with fall colors.
Torreya State Park near Tallahassee has a beautiful high bluff that overlooks the basin of the Apalachicola River, and when the weather turns (somewhat) cool here, the terrain is painted in a resplendent color of fall hues.
Many make the trek to Torreya State Park to see a scene that is rarely replicated anywhere else in the Sunshine State.
Wait? Did you say this park had bluffs?
It can be weird to hear the words “bluffs” and “Florida park” in one sentence, given that the conventional thought of the topography of the Sunshine State is flat and beachy.
But the area where Torreya State Park stands resembles more of the rest of the Deep South than the Florida peninsula.
The high plateaus that create the ravines and bluffs that make this park so unique are the same ones that many make a pilgrimage to, with smartphone cameras in hand, to taker the perfect picture to up their Instagram game with.
While you here checking out the super cool fall foliage, make a night of this experience by renting out one of the park’s Yurts, circular tents that come with a bed and a porch to soak in all of that Florida nature.
Admission to the park is only $3 per vehicle, and you must adhere to social distancing guidelines while you’re in Torreya State Park.