Here are the Best Times To Catch Peak Fall Colors Throughout Illinois
Illinois was divided into 3 regions to show when the beauty of the fall season will spread its way across the state. See when peak fall colors arrive in your favorite spot.
Illinois Fall Color Report
Where's your favorite place to spend a sun-filled fall Saturday afternoon? Maybe you're looking for a 'new' favorite place to spend a day hiking, exploring, drinking homemade apple cider, and eating donuts.
Even if all you want to do is jump in the car with someone you love, turn on the music, and drive, you're going to find the best places to stop and take in all the vibrant colors. Plus, you'll find some great backgrounds for photos.
Illinois Fall Colors Trip Planner
- Galena, Illinois is one of the coolest small towns in the U.S. to visit, especially in the fall and winter.
- An Illinois state park was just named one of the absolute best places to see fall colors in America.
- Maybe a drive on a beautiful stretch of highway known as the Great River Road sounds like a great 'leaf peeping' plan.
No matter your destination, Enjoy Illinois has put together an online trip planner that shows the perfect time to catch peak colors, in northern, central, and southern Illinois.
Peak Fall Colors in Illinois
Northern Illinois - 2nd Week of October
Central Illinois - Late October
Southern Illinois - Last Week of October
The Illinois Fall Color Tracker will give you the best estimate of the days you'll catch maximum fall fabulousness throughout Illinois.
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