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Deschutes National Forest in Oregon | © Forest Service / Flickr
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18 Photos That Prove the Pacific Northwest Is Irresistible During Fall

Picture of Jacklyn Grambush
Updated: 24 October 2017
Despite what the name of the Evergreen State may imply, the state of Washington does, in fact, have the stunning change in leaf colors in autumn. In fact, the entire Pacific Northwest (PNW) is well known for its masterful artistry through cities and state parks as the leaves begin to turn. Continue below for proof that fall in the PNW is simply unbeatable.

The parks and gardens Washingtonians curate and maintain become even more beautiful as they cycle through life.

Seattle's Japanese Gardens | © Ted / Flickr
Seattle’s Japanese Gardens | © Ted / Flickr

With all of the trees in the PNW, it’s not surprising that autumn is one of the region’s most becoming seasons.

Rocky Point-Fremont Winema | © Forest Service / Flickr
Rocky Point-Fremont Winema | © Forest Service / Flickr

The University of Washington has incredibly picturesque trees; if you’re lucky, you might get multiple colors on one tree!

With the reflection from all the gorgeous bodies of water in the PNW, the area gets double the autumn colors.

Deschutes National Forest in Oregon | © Forest Service / Flickr
Deschutes National Forest in Oregon | © Forest Service / Flickr

Iconic buildings (such as Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel pictured below) that were once clad in green armor seem to tarnish as the winds change.

Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel | © Steffen Sledz / Wikimedia Commons
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress Hotel | © Steffen Sledz / Wikimedia Commons

The colors begin to creep toward the mountains in the Olympic National Forest, testing how far they can get before freezing.

State parks turn into colorful playgrounds that would have even distracted Lewis and Clark!

Lewis and Clark State Park | © Sarah McDevitt / Flickr
Lewis and Clark State Park | © Sarah McDevitt / Flickr

Vineyards brighten like “pretty maids all in a row.”

McMenamins Edgefield Vineyard | © Sarah McDevitt / Flickr
McMenamins Edgefield Vineyard | © Sarah McDevitt / Flickr

In fact, the fall foliage receives so much praise in the PNW that the usual attractions get jealous and often photobomb the pictures of their fall friends.

Jealous Space Needle | © Dustin Tinney / Flickr
Jealous Space Needle | © Dustin Tinney / Flickr

Sometimes, places such as Stanley Park in British Columbia get a rainbow range of colors all in one scene.

Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. | © Adam Jones / Flickr
Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. | © Adam Jones / Flickr

Lovers of the Columbia River Gorge gaze at the new shades of rivers and creeks.

Creek Near Columbia River Gorge | © Ian Sane / Flickr
Creek Near Columbia River Gorge | © Ian Sane / Flickr

Vancouver, British Columbia, is transformed into a scene of silver and gold.

Vancouver, British Columbia | © Ruth Hartnup / Flickr
Vancouver, British Columbia | © Ruth Hartnup / Flickr

Persistent and radiant, autumn hues begin to encircle the taller peak of Mt. Hood.

Mt. Hood National Forest | © Forest Service / Flickr
Mt. Hood National Forest | © Forest Service / Flickr

The vistas practically make one believe the fiery shades can ward off the snow with the warmth of their colors.

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest | © Forest Service / Flickr
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest | © Forest Service / Flickr

Red leaves in Portland bring brightness as if to compensate for decreasing daylight.

Portland, Oregon | © Ian Sane / Flickr
Portland, Oregon | © Ian Sane / Flickr

One by one, the leaves fall, and pedestrians crunch on the same brilliant colors that they gaze at above them.

Autumn in Seattle | © Bala Sivakumar / Flickr
Autumn in Seattle | © Bala Sivakumar / Flickr

Even fallen and trodden upon, fall foliage is not forgotten as it creates a golden floor to support those who walk upon it.

Yet even with all these beautiful colors, the best fall tree in the PNW is fruit-bearing: autumn means apple season!

Washington State Orchard | © David Siu / Flickr
Washington State Orchard | © David Siu / Flickr