Autumn is a great time for hikes–the beautiful fall colors, the crisp air… Recently we’ve been visiting some state parks and such around to get out of the house and walk our dog. To inspire you to take a nice fall hike of your own before the snow falls, I’ve compiled this list of 14 quotes from poets, authors, travelers, and others!
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus
In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.
– John Muir
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods… I love not Man the less, but Nature more…
– Lord Byron
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
– Beverly Sills
He found himself wondering at times, especially in autumn, about the wild lands…
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only one who wanders finds new paths.
– Norwegian proverb
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
– Vincent Van Gogh
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
– Aldous Huxley
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
– Steven Wright
There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir…
– William Bliss
I hope you’re inspired to grab a scarf and boots and head out to your nearest hiking destination before winter hits! Do you have any favorite hiking/autumn quotes? What’s your favorite time of year for hiking? Comment below!