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Fall Foliage Reports

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Fall foliage coverage maps and reports from around the United States.


(For our page devoted to New Jersey fall foliage reports, check out NJ Fall Foliage)

Fall Foliage season is almost here! Use the resources below to help plan your foliage hikes and scenic drives this autumn.

Leaves normally change color starting in the north and work their way south, with areas at higher elevations turning color before lower elevations.

While there are average times for peak color, it really depends on several variables like temperature and rainfall.

Use the info here to get in as much color as you can – it doesn’t last long!

 

11/8/13 – Recent Fall Foliage 2013 Articles (more after the resource list below)

Sources for tracking fall color in the Northeast
The Weather Channel – Northeast Coverage Map
Yankee Foliage - Excellent detailed map of the Northeast
The Foliage Network – Northeast Reports, updated weekly
U.S Forest Service – Eastern Region Reports
NorthEast Foliage Network – Web cams, links, weather, past seasons
New England Normal Peak Times – Map showing range for normal peak color
Maine / New Hampshire / Vermont / Massachusetts / Rhode Island
Maine Fall Foliage – Foliage report and map for Maine
Fall in Maine – Trip ideas and driving routes
New Hampshire Fall Foliage – Interactive foliage map for New Hampshire
Vermont Fall Foliage – Foliage map and reports for Vermont
Foliage Vermont – Animated foliage predictor and foliage maps show the usual progession of leaf color in Vermont.
Stowe, Vermont Foliage – Foliage report and suggested foliage drives
Massachusetts Fall Foliage – Foliage timetable and foliage report for Massachusetts
Rhode Island Fall Foliage – Foliage resources for Rhode Island
Connecticut / New York / Pennsylvania / New Jersey
Connecticut Fall Foliage – Interactive foliage coverage map based on historical averages
Connecticut Start Of Peak Foliage Map – Foliage range map for Connecticut
New York State Fall Foliage – Foliage report and map for New York State
Pocono Mountains, PA – Foliage maps and reports for the Poconos
Pennsylvania – Regional info, drives, things to do and Weekly Fall Foliage Report
Pennsylvania – Weekly Fall Foliage Map and Reports – current color map
Fall in Pennsylvania – Driving tours and average peak times
New Jersey Fall Foliage – Resources and foliage report
Sources for tracking fall color in the Southeast
The Foliage Network – Southeast Reports, updated weekly
The Weather Channel – Southern east coast coverage map
Delaware / Maryland / Virginia / West Virginia
Fall Foliage in Delaware – Suggested destinations for fall foliage
Maryland Fall Foliage Report – Resources and foliage report
Virginia Typical Peak – typical peak color periods map; weekly report, driving trips
Virginia Fall Foliage – Fall foliage report, drives, events, festivals
Fall Foliage in Virginia – Blog with Virginia fall foliage reports.
Shenandoah National Park – Foliage report for the park; also a webcam
West Virginia Predicted Peak Times – peak times map
West Virginia Division of Forestry – weekly report and peak times map
West Virginia Fall Foliage Report – weekly report
Fall in West Virginia – Foliage report, driving tours, photo gallery
North Carolina / South Carolina / Kentucky / Tennessee
Asheville, North Carolina Fall Foliage – weekly report for Asheville, NC
Kentucky Color Fall – Reports and area information
Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage – National Park Service weekly report, color timing
South Carolina Fall Foliage – Best places to see fall color in South Carolina
South Carolina Fall Foliage Reports – Foliage updates and the Table Rock Foliage Cam
Tennessee Fall Foliage – Weekly report, scenic fall drives, hikes, and more
Georgia / Alabama
Georgia Leaf Watch – Weekly report
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest – Georgia – Fall foliage updates from the forest service
Alabama Fall Color Trails – Average peak time map, suggested driving tours and fall color spots.
Sources for tracking fall color in the Midwest
Iowa Fall Color Report – Weekly report, typical peak times map
Minnesota Fall Color Report – Map, reports, typical peak times
North Shore, Minnesota Fall Color Report – Fall Color (and bird migration) Report for the North Shore area
Ozark Fall Foliage Color Reports – for the North Central Arkansas & South Central Missouri Corridor Norfork Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, White River, Glade Top Trail, and Ozark National Forest areas
Missouri Fall Color Report – from Missouri Dept. of Conservation
North Dakota Fall Foliage – Updates begin in late September
Ohio Fall Color Reports – Weekly coverage updates beginning mid-September, and coverage map
South Dakota Fall Foliage – Suggested destinations and scenic drives
Wisconsin Fall Color Report – Interactive map
Sources for tracking fall color for the West Coast, Rockies, Texas
California Foliage Report – From Carol Leigh
Colorado Fall Foliage Drives – Suggested routes
Colorado Foliage Report and suggested drives – From 9News.com
Oregon Fall Foliage – Weekly report.
Texas Fall Foliage – Fall Foliage in Texas State Parks
Sources for tracking fall color in the United States
The Weather Channel – United States Coverage Map
U.S. Forest Service – United States Fall Foliage Reports and color change map, Fall Colors hotline
Farmer’s Almanac – United States Average Peak Foliage Dates
State by State Guide to Fall Color -
Peak times, dominant colors, links to resources
LeafQuest: A Fall-Foliage Guide – Three top foliage spots in each of the states
How Leaves Change – Brief explanation
Suggested fall foliage blogs/miscellaneous
Exploring New England’s fall foliage – Blog about New England Fall Foliage, including a good post on “Finding Peak Fall Foliage in New England“, info on festivals, photography, more.
New England Fall Foliage Routes – Suggested fall foliage routes through New England, with an emphasis on photography recommendations.
Fall Color Guy – North Carolina based foliage blog
California Fall Color – “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” – blog report (mid-September to Thanksgiving Day), photos
Foliage.org – Articles on fall foliage, mostly in the Northeast but other areas also.
Fall Foliage Photography Tips - From Jeff Foliage
5 ways to take better pictures of color-changing leaves
Leaf Peepr App – Use the Foliage Map to find current foliage rated by hundreds of other leaf peepers; find and report on fall foliage. Free; for iPhone and Android.

Fall Foliage Articles – 2013

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