Fall Sites On The Web
note: Try Google
and the search phrase: "fall foliage". Remember
to include the quotes.
We also have a section with links to all kind's of travel
sites on the web.
Notes - The best fall foliage sites in America:
Lists all 50 states with either the web site or a phone
Fall: Produced by the University of Illinois
Extension, it provides dozens of links to foliage updates,
driving and hiking tips, Web cams with live panoramic views
of foliage, and places to go for activities like apple and
Gorp: Owned by
the Away Network, an online travel company devoted to outdoor
activities, Gorp deserves a visit on its own merits. The
Regional Roundup a good source for broad ideas on what
to do in different regions in the United States. It also
features some good lists, like the Top 10 Fall Forests and
Scenic Drives (where the Mohawk Trail tour appeared).
site include maps showing the normal peak times for fall
color across the nation, and can provide decent guidance
for timing a trip. Since nature's schedule is fluid, though,
it also makes sense to rely on the Miracle of Fall to find
more immediate updates.
Photography Gallery: The site helps you follow the
annual wave of crimson color that starts in the far north
by the end of August and doesn't end until late November
in some of the southern states. Has nation-wide map showing
when fall season starts around the country. Links for every
area of the U.S. Could make good starting point.
In California: Hey - I'm a California dude! So naturally
my state get's preferential treatment. This is the work
of photographer Carol Leigh. She lists information for fall
foliage throughtout the state. Also check out here tips
fall colors. Site currently lists locations from 2002.
Will be updated when the fall season starts.
Travel: - Fall Foliage Links For All
This site has more than 500 "foliage spotters"
throughout New England, the Southeast, and the Midwest.
They start collecting data in September.
This site specializing in information about weekend
getaways in the eastern United States. It is a good source
for autumn travel near New York City. It includes many useful
links, like those for portal sites devoted to wine tours.
(See the Special Interests link at the bottom of each page.)
New England: All kinds of tips for finding fall
foliage in New England. Includes a gallery of photos of
This is the offical site for the state of Vermont. (Click
on Vermont Seasons and Fall.) This site has
a preditorr on how far in advance you will need to plan
A color-coded map shows approximate dates for the fall
foliage seasons. When the fall season is upon us you can
get updates as well as view locations from more than 30
web cams. Area covered is Northern Vermont, coastal Maine
Here's a page
from the NY Times with sites for New York, Minnesota,
Maine, New England, and West Virginia. Registration is required.
October 19, 2004: See notes
for latest articles found online. When new articles
appear and we find them we will alert you.
It doesn't matter what your speciality
is getting out and traveling to a good area to witness Fall
in America is a rewarding experience. So wedding, portrait,
fashion, combat, or news photographer, get your gear and
get out there.
If you are not familiar with locations
in your area where you can capture Fall in America
there is plently of information on the web. For a quick
look at what's available use the Google search engine and
use the phrase "fall foliage" (with the quotes
so the the phrase is searched and not each word seperately.)
We've done some searching at Google
as well as stealing a list of web sites from a recent LA
Times story on the web and fall foliage. That
story is here. Remember you have to register before
you can see the story. They don't ask for much but I leave
it up to you to decide.
We at Photoessayist are diehard black-and-white
photographers but when doing fall foliage we switch to color.
You can get some great fall foliage with back-and-white
but for us this is fun stuff. A bussman's holiday.
Doing some digging into old negatives
from the 70's I found this set from Olympic
NP. On the last
page are some fall foliage photos taken in the Hoa rain
forest section of the park.
Almost all the sites list
Special Case - Oregon, fall foliage,
and covered bridges
Why not combine two very photographic
views - fall foliage and covered bridges. Oregon has many
of these covered bridges and going to the State
of Oregon Covered Bridges Directory you can locate
a bridge and by calling the Oregon Fall Foliage Hotline:
1-800-547-5445 you can determine if a bridge is in an area
with great fall foliage.
Many other covered bridges in
Same can be done in Iowa
And here is someone
doing just what I suggested.
Here is a list by counties that have
covered bridges for Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania,
and New Jersey.
And don't forget Wisconsin for fall
foliage and covered bridges.
Many states have covered bridges.
To find bridges in your state go to Google and do a search
for your state. For California you could try the search
phrase "California Covered Bridges" (Don't forget
October 19, 2004: New York Times: What
do those changing colors mean? Now you can wow your
friends with theories of why all those colors. Registration
October 9, 2004: New York Times: Leaf-peeping.
Tucked in the southwest corner of Massachusetts, Mount Washington
offers 30 miles of trails through the vibrant hardwood forests
of the Taconic Range. Registration
October 15, 2003: Chicago Tribune
highlights fall foilage locations in the north central states
to Midwest fall fests.' Regristration required.
October 13, 2003: The Los Angeles
Times Sunday Travel section looks at Fall in the
West with two stories worth a look. The first is the
Weekend Escape article 'Vivid
shades of Sierra's pioneer past'. This story looks
at the spectacular landscape in and around Hope Valley.
Hope Valley is south of Lake Tahoe on California 88. The
second story looks at Zion National park in the fall
symphony in stone'. This is the best time to travel
through the canyon lands of south Utah and Zion is a great
starting point. Registration is required.
October 10, 2003: New York Times
Driving section story on using the net to locate fall foilage
and how accurate they are Leef
Peeping Goes High Tech. It seems everything, including
fall foilage web sites, must come with a warning
Warning! Accuracy Debated! Registration required.
October 7, 2003: Los Angeles Times
Outdoor section story on the Aspen The
sharp scent of a scenic landmark. Interesting tree.
Mentions a couple of good sites. Registration is required.
October 5, 2003: The Los Angeles
Times Sunday Travel section has a story about Vermont
and fall foilage Striking
gold in Vermont. The cover photo is worth the price
of the Sunday paper. Article is a little late for this year
unless you live in New England. Never-the-less it's a keeper.
Registration is required.
September 6, 2003: Found an article
at the New York Times web site dealing with fall
foliage. It's called Reds
and Yellows on the Screen and on the Trees. This
one is for those who live in the northeast. Registration