Fall Colors Resources

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!

Note: This page is updated every Friday at 9a.m. EST. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date.

Current Fall Colors Map

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.

Most Recent #fallcolors Instagram Photos

I find Instagram to be a wonderful source of tracking the current fall colors. Click here to visit the Instagram search page to view more, or click here to follow me on Instagram.

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Resources

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.

Northeastern Resources

The Foliage Network Reports (maps, reports)

New England Today Fall Season (map, estimates, reports)

Connecticut

Fall Foliage Report – Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (map, estimates)

Maine

Current Foliage Conditions – Maine.gov (map)

New Hampshire

Foliage Tracker – Visit New Hampshire (estimate)

Vermont

Foliage Forecaster – Vermont Vacation (estimate)

Midwestern Resources

The Foliage Network Reports (previous & current)

Michigan

Peak Color Report – Michigan Tourism (reports, resources)

Minnesota

Fall Color Finder – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (maps, reports, resources)

Ohio

Fall Color Report – Ohio Tourism (map, events)

Wisconsin

Fall Color Report – Travel Wisconsin (map)

Southeastern Resources

The Foliage Network Reports (map, reports)

Alabama

Fall Color Trail – Alabama Travel (resources, ideas, estimation map)

Georgia

Georgia State Parks Leaf Watch (resources)

West Virginia

Best of Fall in West Virginia – Go To West Virginia (previous & resources)

North Carolina

Fall in Asheville – Explore Asheville (resources)

Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina – Forestry Service (resources)

Fall Colors Report – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (resources and current)

Mountain Foliage Reports – North Carolina Tourism (reports)

Kentucky

Kentucky Color Fall – Kentucky Tourism (resources)

South Carolina

Fall Foliage Reports – South Carolina State Parks (current)

Virginia

Fall Foliage in Virginia – Virginia Department of Forestry (estimates, reports, resources)

Fall in Virginia – Virginia Tourism (resources)

Fall Foliage Forecast and Guide – Blue Ridge Mountain Life (reports)

Rockies Resources

Colorado

Aspen Viewing – Colorado Tourism (resources)

 

Recent Fall Color Stories