Map Shows the Best Time to See Fall Foliage Across the U.S.

Believe it or not, fall is fast approaching! Autumn is set to officially begin on Friday, Sept. 22. So it won’t be long before everyone is taking part in their favorite fall pastime of watching the leaves turn from green to those distinctive reds and browns.

You might ask, though, just when is the best time to see this fall foliage? The Smoky Mountains National Park has released an interactive map that lets you see just when the peak moment for savoring autumn leaves throughout the season will be.

Smoky Mountains

It’s fairly captivating just to see a map of the United States change from a bland green to a scorching medley of red, yellow and brown. This map not only provides an accurate representation of just when each region here in America will reach its autumnal peak. And it’s just plain fun to use.

This humble writer spent a good amount of time just dragging the dial back and forth just to see the map’s colors shift back and forth. Hopefully, you all get the same sort of enjoyment from the map, too.

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The map is an intuitive tool that gives users an accurate look into when they should expect to see fall leaves and even explains what makes the colors change each year. If another meteor shower doesn’t get you excited for the coming season, maybe this will.

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Map Shows the Best Time to See Fall Foliage Across the U.S.