October is mid-autumn in Alabama, with pleasant temperatures and mostly clear skies. The driest period of the year receives between 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) statewide, with a significant decline in storm activity. The average temperatures are in the comfortable 50°F (10°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range, with relaxed mornings and breezy evenings. The fall foliage reaches its peak, as the landscape attains various colors. Northern Alabama is more colorful than the south with many forests and hilly areas. The hunting season is in full swing with plenty of wildlife sightings. Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes remain busy with heightened picking activities. A lakeside getaway is one of the most desired weekend vacation plans at the peak of the fall season. Light jackets make evenings comfortable, while summer wear is sufficient during the warm days. Camping grounds remain busy as bonfires crackle in the breezy evenings. The fall season in October is one of the best times to visit Alabama.