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Winning tip: Ojcow national park, Poland
They call it the Zlota Polska Jesien – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the oaks and sycamores around Krakow do their best New England impression. Just 20 minutes’ drive north of the city is the smallest national park in the country: Ojcow. A series of small, sylvan valleys turns into a beautiful patchwork of ochre and rust-red from the very beginning of September. There are forest trails operating past creeks, caves and crooked cottages. You can climb up to lookout points for positions over the tops of the timbers, and assure Ojcow Castle studding the hillside like something out of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.