Leaf-peeping is a popular pastime during the fall. Catching the trees at peak fall foliage can be challenging, however, with factors such as weather, overall climate and tree health affecting the color-changing cycles.
Fortunately, there are many fall foliage maps that can help you plan your trips!
- DiscoverNewEngland.org has trip planning maps, as well as foliage maps and hotlines to call for each New England state to get up-to-the-minute updates on foliage in that area.
- NewEngland.com has a peak foliage map which allows you to select a date to see whether your state will be early, mid, peak or late for that specific date, or you can click the “play” button to watch the map change from September 1 to October 31.
- Weather.com has a foliage map that spans the entire country, and includes maps of foliage-rich regions.
- FoliageNetwork.com offers great detail and tips for planning scenic drives through foliage hotspots. Can’t make a trip? Check out live streams via the network of webcams along the Appalachian Mountains, with cameras as far south as Tennessee and North Carolina, all the way up to Maine. (Fun fact: Did you know that the Appalachians are the oldest mountain chain in North America?)