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This handy map predicts when leaves will change color for fall's arrival

This handy map predicts when leaves will change color for fall's arrival
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As the heat starts to wane and the sun starts to set a little earlier each night, there can only be one reason for the season: fall is finally here!

Some folks keep their eyes on the changing temperatures or calendar dates to start dressing warmer and buying Halloween decorations. Others keep tabs on Starbucks and their annual Pumpkin Spice Latte as the harbingers of autumn. But, for many of us living in temperate areas, the changing color of the leaves is the only official sign we need that fall has arrived.

And now, if you're looking to see when and where the leaves are changing color, we have some good news for you. A new online map shows exactly which parts of the country have the best views for colorful autumn foliage. Here's where you can find it, so you can start planning your seasonal trips to see this gorgeous spectacle of nature.

Foliage Prediction Map makes it easy to plan your fall excursions

The popular tourism website for the Smoky Mountains recreation area has put up its annual map to help tourists determine which spots in the country are the best places to view the falling leaves as they change color.

The site is updated each day with changes to show when each region in the country begins to experience fall, so it's not just the Smoky Mountains area that this site is concerned with.

The best part is that you can see projections on the peaks of the season, so you can plan your trips more effectively around your schedule. Not every part of the country experiences changing foliage, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the most convenient parts on the map to visit.

The Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage Prediction Map is free to use and visit at https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/. Enjoy the scenery.

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