Autumn in the United States.
The Best Fall Foliage Sites in America.
If you like the display of nature at this time of year, the latest
fall foliage reports around the United States may help you decide when and where to go to
get the best out of an Autumn drive in America.
American tourism sites in the north-east all have foliage sections.
Although it has been said that some of the best colours are around this region, Fall
Foliage is not only something special for New Englanders.
Some links have gone, some have been revamped and there's a couple of
new additions to our leaves
changing colour coverage.
This is what they're up to in the United
Trail in Alabama:
During October and November, colour watchers in the north provide weekly updates on peak
colour, scenic drives and seasonal activities to the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel.
A Circle of
Suggested driving tour taking in many of the fall colour spots in northern Alabama -
leaving from Birmingham, Alabama.
The colour change begins in early October in the Ozarks or northern
Arkansas and moves slowly to the south until it reaches the peak of colour in late October
and early November.
Foliage Drive Through Arkansas:
The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has a network of fall colour spotters in
every region who supply weekly updates. This information is combined into one report which
is available by 5pm Central Time each Thursday throughout the season, so travellers can
make plans for the weekend.
Fall in The
Foliage reports on the Ozark Mountains website begin around October 10th. Foliage reports
are for the White River Hills area of the Ozarks in north-central Arkansas.
Fall Color in California:
Fall colour reports are sent in from people around the state.
Colorado Fall Color:
Although Colorado doesnt have the full palette of fall colour that you find in many
other states, the Colorado State Parks offer the perfect landscapes to enjoy the fleeting
beauty of the season.
Foliage season begins in mid-to-late September and extends through mid-to-late October.
Estimated date of peak foliage - October 11 through November 13, 2010.
View Fall Foliage in Connecticut:
Tips for 'Leaf Peepers' travelling to Connecticut.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-282-6863
Travellers on Delaware roadways are treated to colourful displays from
October into November.
Free Fall Foliage Hike: (Saturday, October 16th at 13:00)
Fall foliage fans in Delaware can join the Killens Pond State Park
naturalist for a relaxing stroll through the trails and learn why some trees change colour
and why some stay green all year. Hike starts from the Sports Complex Area near the new
Fall Foliage Paddle: (Saturday, November 6th 14:30-16:00)
Travel upstream to enjoy the sights and sounds of the fall. Be sure to dress warm for
these chilly and fun paddles. Pre-register by calling (302) 284-4299. All paddle programs
meet at the Killens Pond Boat Rental Area. Cost is $15 per single boat, $20 per double
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-441-8846
Fall colour updates with recommended viewing routes.
Check the Georgia State Parks in October, for the Best Parks for Fall Color.
Fall in Illinois:
Experience a fall full of festivals, spooky zoos and haunted theme parks, brilliant colors
on scenic trolley tours, and events celebrating everything from wine trails to scarecrows.
With more than 100 events and festivals, Illinois has you covered when it comes to fall
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-226-6632
Fall Color in
In Iowa when people talk fall colour displays the north-east section of the state is often
mentioned. This is a tremendous area to visit, but the beauty of fall colour can be found
throughout the entire state.
Fall Color Leaf-Line 515-233-4110
Fall foliage reports from around Kentucky, beginning on September 27th.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-225-8747
Maine's Department of Conservation releases weekly foliage reports each year during
foliage season (mid-September through mid-October).
Learning fall foliage video for kids, explaining the changing colours of leaves.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-533-9595
Department of Natural Resources:
The Maryland Office of Tourism and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offer a
Fall Foliage and Festival Hotline in late September.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-532-8371
on Old Cape Cod:
Autumn is a special time in Cape Cod. With summer's warmth lingering, the multicolored
splendor of New England's foliage offers a superb accent to the already beautiful vistas
of this magical region just south of Boston.
Foliage Tours From Boston:
Experience the gently rolling New England countryside, awash with the colours of an Indian
Summer. Travel past quiet ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy
colonial churches. A pleasant afternoon of foliage display is capped by a stop at a native
orchard for apples and cider.
Fall is a glorious time to visit Massachusetts. The trees wear magical coats of crimson,
gold, and scarlet leaves; hillsides glisten under a pale pink glaze; dry leaves crunch
underfoot; and every farm stand boasts piles of fat orange pumpkins.
Foliage season begins in mid-to-late September and ends in mid-to-late
October; peak colour often coinciding with Columbus Day weekend.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-632-8038
Fall Color Tours:
It's when 19 million acres of woods slowly explode in a frenzy of color. It's when an
entire state is in its annual blaze of glory. It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And
there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees aflame than along
our highways, country roads and coastlines. So let's head out to the forests. And let's
prepare to be amazed. On the fall color tours of Pure Michigan.
Michigan Fall Colors:
Usually fall colors begin in mid-September and run through the end of October, peaking at
varying times throughout the state depending on frost conditions. Except for the far
western quarter of the Michigan Upper Peninsula which peaks from mid-September to early
October, all other areas in the U.P. peak from late-September to mid-October.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-644-3255
Fall drives are a tradition in Minnesota. To help you plan yours, the Fall Colour reports
in Minnesota are sorted by region.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-657-3700
Missouri is blessed with a great variety of trees, shrubs and vines. Their leaves turn at
different times and, as a result, Missourians enjoy a fall colour season that may last
four to six weeks.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-898-8895
Each year, during foliage season, a state-wide network of leaf peepers furnish the NH
Office of Travel and Tourism with updates on the status of fall colour. These reports
cover the seven regions of the State.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-258-3608
Touring New Jerseys
Fall is a breathtaking time to discover the states great outdoors as its palette of
colors transforms the state from the Shore to the great highlands.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-354-4595
York State in Autumn:
Foliage reports from around New York State help you plan where it's best to go to see the
leaves at their peak.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-225-5697
Learn more about this natural phenomenon and autumn folklore.
Colour in Asheville:
Beginning in late September and continuing throughout the season, fall colour reports for
Asheville and the surrounding area are updated weekly, along with suggested scenic drives
and fall foliage photography tips.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-847-4862
Depending on temperatures, colours start changing in Ohio around
mid-September; peak colour in the southern part of the state occurs around mid-October.
Fall Foliage Report:
To help Ohioans and out-of-state visitors make the most of this popular touring season,
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources provides weekly Fall Colour Updates. The updates
include on-the-spot reports from state parks, forests and nature preserves throughout
Ohio, helping fall colour enthusiasts pinpoint the very best locations for peak viewing.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-BUCKEYE
Each year, from mid-October through early November, Oklahoma becomes
awash with the rich colours and textures of autumn. From Beavers Bend in south-eastern
Oklahoma to Boiling Springs in the north-west.
Fall Foliage and Festivals:
Oklahoma's most renowned fall foliage drive, the Talimena National Scenic Byway, invites
foliage fans on a pathway through the Ouachita National Forest; right across the tops of
ancient mountains in south-eastern Oklahoma.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-354-4595
Fall into Lane County:
Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Mountains, Lane County offers a variety
of ways to see the changing colors of fall. From National Scenic Byways to bicycling
paths, and riverside walks to rewarding river floats, Lane County offers a spectacular
display of beautiful color.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-547-5445
Fiery reds and golds surround you as you explore the rolling hills of Moshannon State Park
or the majestic Appalachian Mountains. Choose one of the recommended driving tours to take
you through some of Pennsylvania's 17 million acres of forest.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-FALL-INPA
Island Fall Foliage Tour:
Rhode Island provides the perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy classic New England
fall festivities. The state harvests a cornucopia of fall activities and brilliant foliage
throughout September, October and November.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-556-2484
There's no time like fall for enjoying Tennessee's rich variety of
natural beauty, from misty Eastern mountains to the eerie beauty of Reelfoot Lake.
Fall For Tennessee:
From the mountains in the east, across the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, all the way to
the banks of the Mississippi, Tennessees fall spectacle is breathtaking.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-697-4200
Maples Colour Change:
The Lost Maples State Natural Area colour display usually begins in late October and
sometimes lasts through Thanksgiving, depending on the weather. The month of October is
the most critical time period, with cool weather and sunny days producing the most
brilliant colours. Reports start in October and are updated weekly through November.
Vermont's folly season usually begins during early or mid-September
and extends into October. The Northern end of the state will peak first, usually around
the end of September. In the southern end of the state, the peak is roughly about the
second week of October.
Fall In Vermont:
The magic moment of the best foliage can be found at many different times and places as
the season progresses. Twice weekly foliage reports and a foliage forecaster to tell you
where the best colour will be.
The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing's Foliage Report updates are issued on
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the foliage season.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-VERMONT
Fall in Virginia:
As the leaves change, go and see the Old Dominion decked out in all her Autumn glory.
Fall Color VA:
Gregg O'Donnell blogs fall foliage reports in Virginia for the Virginia Department of
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-434-LEAF
Colville National Forest.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Olympic National Forest.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-354-4595
Autumn in West Virginia:
Each year the wild and wonderful mountains explode in brilliant fall colours. Take a look
at some of the pictures.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-CALL-WVA
Wisconsin Fall Color Report:
Best source for the lowdown on leaf conditions from reporters across Wisconsin.
Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-432-TRIP
The western slopes of the Sierra Madre range offers an explosion of colour each fall.
US state travel guides and hotel listings.
USDA Forest Service
The Laurentian and Appalachian mountains show off their prettiest shades, with those
regions that boast a heavy concentration of maples becoming especially spectacular.
Tourist railroads across North America offer up unique glimpses of Autumn's color.
Every autumn, join throngs of 'leaf-peepers' and marvel at the stunning fall foliage that
puts America's Byways on the map.
The Foliage Network:
During the months of September, October, and early November, The Foliage Network of
'Spotters' provide foliage reports which are updated twice per week. The updates are
posted on Wednesday and Saturday.
Find out more about Autumn's palette by following the University of Illinois' chosen fall
Why Do Leaves
A fun look at the working of the little leaf and the colour-changing process.
As Asia is the largest continent in the world, it stands to reason
that they also have a tremendous variety of climates. Most of Japan and Korea and much of
China lie in the temperate zone and contain deciduous forests sporting colourful fall
foliage. Among other species, crimson maples and golden gingkos bring colour to city
streets and the countryside in the fall. In Japan and Korea, websites and newspapers also
post fall foliage updates every autumn.
In Hokkaido the autumn might starts as early as September while in Kyushu the autumn only
starts around the end of November.
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