Every year as the temps cool and the days get shorter another important natural event happens across the country: the leaves change color. This beautiful and most dramatic change of seasons brings about the desire for road trips, apple orchards, vineyards, and getting outside. But the fall colors are unpredictable and even current conditions might not last for long. So where can you find fall colors this weekend?
I have scoured the web and pulled together as many resources as I could find to create this page. I have combined various fall foliage maps into one, listed resources below, and added Instagram photos and my own travel stories to help inspire your adventures. Please keep in mind this is a guide only; peak colors varies with altitude and current weather conditions, and one good frost can end the colors for a region. I hope you find this guide useful, share it with your friends and family, and enjoy the fall colors!
Last Updated: Friday, October 20, 2017
This map is based on reports from state and local tourism officials, forestry services, and local newspapers. Please keep in mind “peak” coverage for one person may be “past peak” for another. This is a guide only.
Below are some of the resources I have found so far. As I find more I will add them to this page. The resources include local and state tourism agencies, forestry services, state and national park services, and independent websites.
The Foliage Network Reports (maps, reports)
New England Today Fall Season (map, estimates, reports)
Foliage Tracker – Visit New Hampshire (estimate)
Foliage Forecaster – Vermont Vacation (estimate)
The Foliage Network Reports (previous & current)
Peak Color Report – Michigan Tourism (reports, resources)
Fall Color Finder – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (maps, reports, resources)
Fall Color Report – Ohio Tourism (map, events)
The Foliage Network Reports (map, reports)
Fall Color Trail – Alabama Travel (resources, ideas, estimation map)
Georgia State Parks Leaf Watch (resources)
Best of Fall in West Virginia – Go To West Virginia (previous & resources)
Fall in Asheville – Explore Asheville (resources)
Fall Colors Report – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (resources and current)
Kentucky Color Fall – Kentucky Tourism (resources)
Fall Foliage in Virginia – Virginia Department of Forestry (estimates, reports, resources)
Fall in Virginia – Virginia Tourism (resources)
Aspen Viewing – Colorado Tourism (resources)