Fall foliage is easily among nature’s greatest annual demonstration. The various dazzling hues peak between September and October all across the U.S.
Chances are you already live a short road trip away from spots with phenomenal mixtures of yellow, red, orange and green.
The reason leaves change color is kind of boring, even though the result is anything but. The chlorophyll breaks down as the green color disappears. Other chemical changes may occur simultaneously, forming less common colors through the development of red pigments.
Look beyond New England’s hardwoods and explore the golden aspens covering the Rocky Mountains, take a hot air balloon ride, hike to powerful waterfalls, and enjoy blazing fall colors out in full force from high peaks.