Fall colors have arrived in many places, and are spreading across the country. Reds, yellows, oranges and other colors are popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show.
To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state.
As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the main pages I have listed here.
I hope you get some fantastic photographs this year. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your images of changing colors. I’m sure everyone would love to see them.
Flagstaff Fall Foliage Tour Made Simple – This site lists some good places to go to get photographs of the leaves changing color in and around Flagstaff.
Finding Fall Color in Arizona – An About.com site with lots of links to information about changing colors in Arizona.
Coconino Forest – This page has information about why leaves change color, and at the bottom of the page is the Fall Color Hotline phone number.
Fall Colors on the Coconino – This Coconino National Forest site explains why leaves change colors, what trees produce what colors, and hikes to see this wonder of nature.
Fall Colors – Current Forest Information – You can find up-to-date changing color information here.
Fall Colors in Payson – Here you’ll find information on hikes in this area with Fall colors.
ABC15 Fall Color – This site from ABC15 News lists their five favorite places to see Fall colors, and other information too.
The Rest Of The Country
Current Fall Foliage – The Weather Channel has a map of the U.S. showing where the leaves are changing colors by region.
The Weather Channel Fall Foliage Maps – Similar to above, but there’s an extensive list of states, and areas in those states, where you can get more detailed maps.
Fall Color Report – Wisconsin – Detailed information on color changes, and when the colors will peak.
The Foliage Network – Lots of information on Fall Foliage for the Midwest and East.
Fall Color Report – Minnesota – Detailed information on where the leaves are changing color in Minnesota.
Fall Colors – The Great Smokey Mountains – A National Park Service site with detailed information about leaves changing color in the Great Smokey Mountains, as well as hikes and drives to take.
National Fall Color Website – See a national map showing color changes and select a state or forest to see events in the area.
State by State Guide to Fall Foliage – An About.com site with information on changing colors in many states.
There’s a National Fall Color Hotline too, 1-800-354-4595. Call this number and choose the area of the country you’re interested in and get information on leaf color, scenic drives, peak times for the colors and other fall activities.