If fall is your favorite season you are going to want to plan a few trips for late October.

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It's no secret, Northern Illinois has plenty of great places for viewing fall foliage, but where should you visit, and when should do plan to do it?

WHEN IS PEAK SEASON FOR FALL FOLIAGE?

In northern Illinois, the best time to enjoy fall foliage is the week of October 26.

For Central Illinois, the week of November 9th, and for Southern Illinoisans, it's the following week.

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BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF FALL FOLIAGE IN ILLINOIS

State parks are always great starting points for getting some amazing views of what is arguably the best season of the year.

There's no need to remember where you'll be heading in a few months because each location will have a link that will take you right to a map for directions.

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ILLINOIS' BEST SPOTS FOR FALL FOLIAGE

This list isn't too long, making it easy to plan your trip(s).

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Starved Rock has received multiple "best" awards and recognition, and rightfully so.

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Matthiesen State Park is really close to Starved Rock, making a trip to both spots completely doable.

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The Morton Arboretum has a museum, a place for weddings and events, and stunning fall foliage views in season.

OTHER PRIME FALL FOLIAGE SPOTS IN ILLINOIS

The list (put together by Patch) also includes Giant City State ParkMississippi Palisades State Park, and Pere Marquette State Park.

Here's an interactive map for peak season for fall foliage in the entire country.

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