It’s early September which, for me, means it’s Halloween. Yep, full-on Halloween month number one has begun! I kid (kinda), but really, now is the time for apple picking, pumpkin patches, costume making, cider drinking, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and above all, enjoying the leaves change color — FALL. Don’t know when and where to head to capture the best photo ops for Instagram? This fall foliage map will help.
The map comes from The Ultimate Smoky Mountains Guide which also has data on average temperatures, the science of the changing leaves, and even has some fall-themed coloring pages to download. I sense a kids’ day a-brewing with science and a trek in the woods.
It looks like my area of Chicago is going to start getting really pretty in early-mid October, before it becomes a dark and murky frozen tundra for six months. But hey, those two weeks will rock!
When is your area going to get some red, orange, and yellow foliage? Or are you in one of those tropical climates that stays green all year? At least this map will give you some ideas for a road trip to foliage town.
Check out the map here!