Frame Worthy Backdrops: 20+ Favorite Destinations for Fall Pictures

Fall Pictures

Fall is a great time to capture a family picture (and maybe even a Christmas card worthy shot!). Whether you snap some yourself or hire a photographer (check out our family photography guide) here are some beautiful suggestions (in no particular order). Thanks to everyone for your help! Do you have a great recommendation we missed? Email us at govalleykids@gmail.com or comment below.

Please note when visiting nature reserves all visitors need to respect their rules, habitats, and the wildlife residents.

Go Valley Kids Fall Collection

  • Plamann Park
    1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton
  • Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
    1305 Plank Rd, Menasha
    Read more about Heckrodt here.
    This is also on of our favorite family-friendly trails, see more here.
  • 1,000 Islands
    1000 Island St, Kaukauna
    This is also on of our favorite family-friendly trails, see more here.
  • Smith Park, Menasha
  • Doty Park, Neenah
  • High Cliff
    N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood
    “High cliff on the trails…great color.” – Samantha
  • Sunset Park, Kimberly
  • Bubolz Nature Center
    4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton
  • Downtown Appleton / Neenah
  • Newberry Trail, Appleton
    This is also on of our favorite family-friendly trails, see more here.
  • Wiouwash Trail, Hortonville
    This is also on of our favorite family-friendly trails, see more here.
  • Jennerjohn Park, Greenville
  • Lawrence University, Appleton
  • Lutz Park, Appleton
    Lutz Park Appleton, tons of trees and right on the water.” -Ellie
  • EAA Grounds, Oshkosh
  • Terrell’s Island, Omro
    This is also on of our favorite family-friendly trails, see more here.
  • The Red Mill, Waupaca
    N2190 County Rd K Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Little Farmer, Malone
    N9438 US-151, Malone
    (Admission is free to walk around. Lots of apple trees and fall decorations for Autumn backgrounds. Make a day of it, and enjoy all the activities with your family. More information here)
  • Pamperin Park, Green Bay
    2801 County RK, Green Bay
  • Baird’s Creek, Green Bay
  • Way-Morr County Park, Greenleaf
  • UW Oshkosh Campus
    “The walkway that goes in front of the library is just gorgeous when the leaves start to change. There are great trees around Dempsey all too and even using some of the pillars. Also, some spots around the 3 “houses” on the National Register of historic places make for great backdrops. They do a great job with flower beds in general as well.” -Melanie
  • Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    “Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary with the waterfall in the background or try Calumet County Park there is a nice wooden stairway near the boat landing area. High cliff is always a favorite too!” – Kaye
  • Calumet County Park

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