There is definitely no better place to appreciate fall than in the one of the nation's 58 national parks. According to Travel and Leisure, National Park Service lists five parks that are primed for visits from voyeuristic leafage-lovers, and they're scattered coast to coast across the country. These idyllic landscapes vary from volcanic craters to pine-covered peaks and cascading Alpine waterfalls. Indeed, these are the best backdrops for the colorful, quintessential expression of fall.

1. Grand Teton National Park

This glacial park has more than 200-miles of trails and a peak foliage season that extends through mid-October. It is also a life-changing trip for hiking and camping enthusiasts. Few crowds go to this place, making even its cool temperatures over the blazing yellow and orange Cottonwoods along the Snake River all the better.

2. Acadia National Park

Maine's national park captures a dazzling mix of evergreen, gold, and red. One can explore the forests of this historic carriage roads, or enjoy sweeping views of Mount Desert Island from Cadillac Mountain. Also, have a scoop of Maple Walnut or Pumpkin Caramel ice cream from Mount Desert Island Ice Cream.

3. Crater Lake National Park

This crystalline volcanic lake is located in southern Oregon. Before the end of October, catch a white-tailed deer, black and grizzly bears, and bighorn sheep preparing for winter. The leaves in this place also change in a ripple across the park from west to east. Fall is almost through when the larch trees' needles turn amber.

4. Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The place, a fantastic treasure of ravines, rolling hills, farmland, and woods in Ohio, is one of the best areas to visit when it comes to fall foliage. Visit here for a fiery red, orange, and yellow canvas, streaked by 70 waterfalls, in the middle of October.

5. Shenandoah National Park

This nature escape which is less than 100-miles out of D.C. has plum-colored sumacs and deep purple dogwoods as its standouts. Drive down Skyline Drive, a 105-mile stretch that hugs the Blue Ridge Mountains, and experience the fall hues. The best time to visit is mid to late October.