U.S. Forest Service offers interactive map of foliage.
Fall colors are about to burst all over the country and the U.S. Forest Service
wants you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons in your national forests.
“Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to plan a trip to see the beauty of your national forests,” says Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service. “As tree experts, we have incredible resources on our website to help you plan a great adventure this fall season.”
To help you plan, the Forest Service has set up the Fall Colors 2012 website, with clickable maps that link to forest-by-forest color information and to state tourism and fall color websites.
Weather conditions in all areas impact peak viewing dates, so information provided on the Forest Service website and phone hotline will help you best plan your trip.
Some of the most popular family-friendly features include locations of scenic drives and trails, coloring pages for kids, the science behind the season and links to a tree database. Photographs from visitors nationwide will be added to the site.
Following tradition, the Forest Service has also turned on its Fall Colors Hotline at 1-800-354-4595. The phone service provides audio updates on the best places, dates and routes to take for peak viewing of fall colors on national forests.