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This map predicts when leaves will change color as fall arrives

Let’s be honest, it’s been a rough year. Not only have we been cooped up inside for much of it trying to do our best at social distancing but in many areas of the country, the summer heat has been excessive. Finally, things are starting to turn around, at least as far as the weather is concerned, as fall is almost here.

Some folks keep their eyes on changing temperatures or calendar dates to start dressing warmer and buying Halloween decorations. But, for many of us living in temperate areas, the changing color of leaves is the official sign we need that fall has arrived. Heading out for a road trip? Tap or click here to get the most out of Google Maps.

And now, if you’re looking to see when and where the leaves are changing color, we have some good news for you. An 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 trip 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 you determine which spots in the country are the best places to view falling leaves as they change color.

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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 Mountains Fall Foliage Prediction Map is free to use and visit. Enjoy the scenery.

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