Fall Foliage Frolicking: Using the Web to Find Autumn’s Peak

Travel News — By spencerspellman on September 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

It’s late September and in the United States that means crisp weather, weekend football, and a turning of the seasons. From the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to the Green Mountains of Vermont and over to the ski resorts of Aspen and Breckenridge, Colorado, travelers are hitting the road to snap those great fall photos. While you may have previously relied on an out-of-date guidebook or word of mouth to find out when was the best time and places to see fall foliage areas, the Internet has made it easier than ever to plan your trip.

A article via PRWeb discusses many of the different online tools that are available to travelers that cut out a lot of the guesswork involved in trying to find peak leaves. One of the best tools that travelers can find are online fall foliage maps on many state websites. The article states that many foliage maps have become more sophisticated to include information such as the percentage of trees that have changed colors.

If you’re on the road and don’t have access to a smartphone, then the U.S. Forest Service has a solution: a fall color hotline. Simply call them up and you can receive up to the minute information on fall foliage from coast to coast, meaning you don’t have to sit around your computer waiting for the peak times– simply hop in your car and take a little road trip and seek out foliage on the go.

[Photo courtesy of Rbglasson]

Tags: fall, fall foliage, fall foliage season, travelers, u.s. forest service

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