RoadTrip America

Leaf Peeping & Other Fall RoadTrip Activities

Autumn in Alaska Fall leaf peeping season in North America runs from early September to late December, although most areas are finished by Thanksgiving or the first heavy snow fall, whichever comes first. Leaf colors vary based on species and location -- latitude being the #1 most common variable -- as well as the amount of sunshine the areas receive on an annual basis. On this page, you'll find articles about great autumnal roadtrip routes and two lists of web resources. The first provides general information about leaf peeping areas, and the second provides up-to-the-minute field reports about current conditions you can use to find the best places for viewing autumn leaf displays.

RTA Articles

Road Trips of the Fall

Great autumn routes from coast to coast

Apple Harvest

Fall is a great time to visit orchards and ranches in Oak Glen, California

Searching for Fall Color in Idaho

by Dennis Weaver

Autumn Splendor

Five Foliage Tours

RoadTrip America's Autumnal Foliage Display Reports

Leaf Peeping Regions

California State Parks
Mammoth Lakes Area, California
East Coast Foliage Spotters
List of Foliage Hotline numbers in several states
New York fall drives
Oregon foliage areas
Texas foliage areas
Scenic fall drives in Virginia

Live Leaf Condition Reports

Arkansas Foliage Report

Updated weekly beginning in mid-September

Bishop Creek, California
John Poimiroo's Reports on California Fall Color
Connecticut Foliage Map
Maine Foliage Report
Minnesota Foliage Report
New England Foliage Map
New Hampshire Foliage Tracker
Pennsylvania Foliage Report
Quebec, Canada Foliage Report
Vermont Foliage Report

Directories and Atlases

Campground Directories
(Link updated October 25, 2019)
U.S. & Canada Atlases & Maps
(Link updated October 25, 2019)

There is no substitute for paper maps. They never run out of juice, they don't need WiFi, and they work even when wet.

More articles and Web resources

Help for planning your next road trip!