October is here, and you’ve likely broken out the pumpkin spice, well, everything. For some, though, the visual markers of autumn haven’t quite arrived yet. If you’re curious when fall foliage will reach its peak, there’s a way to track it.
SmokyMountains.com has an interactive map that can be used to track when foliage will reach its peak in your region of the country. To use the map, all you need to do is locate your area and check the key that will tell you if your area is at past peak, peak, near peak, partial, patchy, minimal, and no change. At the bottom of the map, you’ll see a sliding bar that will allow you to shift the date in order to determine when you’ll get peak fall foliage.
Currently, only parts of northern Minnesota and bits of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado are at peak or just past it. Most of the country falls into a minimal or no change rate. However, by the end of the month, all of the country will be seeing some sort of fall shift.
If you want to find out the exact date those golden, red, and orange leaves will start appearing, you can check out the map on SmokyMountains.com.
[Via Martha Stewart]