When and Where to View Fall Foliage [Infographic]

Planning a vacation centered around fall foliage? Well, you probably have lots of questions. Where should you go, and when should you go? Here's HomeAway's wrap up of the Fall Foliage Infographic.

Typically, the best time to start enjoying fall foliage is late September - this is when those pretty orange and red colors drape trees in New England and in the west. Peak viewing times land in October and the fall foliage season is over by November. Here are more details on when and where to view fall foliage.

What causes the colors to change?

  • Shorter days mean less chlorophyll production, and new colors on leaves.

Peak Times by Region

  • Southeast : Late October to Early November
  • Northeast : Early to Mid October
  • Midwest : Early to Mid October
  • Northwest : Mid to Late October

Favorite Fall Activities

  • 43% view fall foliage
  • 29% visit wine vineyards
  • 23% attend a fair or festival

Fall Foliage by Region





As you can see, when and where to view fall foliage depends on which region of the country you're visiting!

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