Fall time in Plitvice Lakes National Park, part 2

 

 

Waterfalls at Plitvice National Park

Waterfalls at Plitvice National Park

Fall time in Plitvice Lakes National Park, part 2

 

Visiting the lower falls and lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park is just as striking as visiting the upper falls area which I covered in an earlier post. If you didn’t get a chance to view the upper falls tour, please check out my latest post here. Registered as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park covers close to 73,000 acres of land. It is the most popular national park in Croatia with over 1,200,000 visitors coming to enjoy the stunning landscape and waterfalls.

 

 

Amazing autumn colors at the waterfalls in the upper terrace of Plitvice

Amazing autumn colors at the waterfalls in the upper terrace of Plitvice

 

Autumn time at Plitvice is one of the best seasons to see all the lovely fall colors contrasting with the green moss, waterfalls and grassy planes.  It is so easy to take a photograph at any angle and come up with some amazing captures. But do take your time to enjoy the slower pace while you walk through the elevated walkways and trails – this is really nature at it’s best in Croatia!

 

 

Water reflections at Plitvice

Water reflections at Plitvice

 

 

 

Continuing to the lower areas of Plitvice national park

Continuing to the lower areas of Plitvice national park

 

 

 

 

 

Schocking fall colors at Plitvice

Striking fall colors at Plitvice

 

 

 

 

Even the hills are a riot of colors at Plitvice

Even the hills are a riot of colors at Plitvice

 

At the base of the upper falls in the main Plitvice Lake which separates the upper and lower lakes areas. The ferry service connects the two areas and is a wonderful way to see the landscape from a slow ferry service, take a look it’s really stunning don’t you think?

 

Cruising the main lower lake at Plitvice National park

Cruising the main lower lake at Plitvice National park

 

More stunning lower lake views

 

 

Striking colors and hillsides at Plitvice

Striking colors and hillsides at Plitvice

 

A panoramic view from above…

 

 

Panoramic view of the lower falls area at Plitvice

Panoramic view of the lower falls area at Plitvice

 

When you reach the end of the ferry ride to the lower falls area, there are many trails leading to different vista points and more falls to visit. Close by is a trail that goes up hill for about 1/2 mile to a panoramic vista point of the lower lakes and surrounding park areas, don’t miss it because it’s worth the climb to see this spectacular view!

 

 

Lower lakes and the main waterfalls in Plitvice

Lower lakes and the main waterfalls in Plitvice

 

 

The largest grouping of waterfalls are in the lower lakes and are called Veliki slap, a series of overlapping falls and smaller falls cascading into aqua green pools below.  With all the autumn colors surrounding the striking outcroppings, it is truly stunning to witness, don’t you agree? Even on the rainy morning that I was there, the colors were saturated and magnificent to witness – really it is an amazing place to witness in any season or condition.

 

 

 A close up detail of the lower falls in Plitvice

A close up detail of the lower falls in Plitvice

 

 

Waterfall vignette at Plitvice

Waterfall vignette at Plitvice

 

 

 

A gem pool at Plitvice

A gem pool at Plitvice

 

It is such a special time to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park during the autumn, wouldn’t you agree? Hopefully you will put this in your bucket list of places to visit when you come to Croatia. Thanks so much for visiting the site today to see fall time in Plitvice, if you enjoyed the post, please do share it with any of the social media buttons located on the site, thanks again.

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3 Responses to Fall time in Plitvice Lakes National Park, part 2

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    Magnificent landscapes. Autumn improves them, though they need no improvement.

  2. Jeremy November 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve seen photos of Plitvice Lakes in the fall … unreal man!

  3. Corinne November 7, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    Noel, Plitvice is sooo gorgeous, isn’t it?

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