When Will The Fall Colors Pop?!

One of the best things about the arrival of fall is watching the tress turn from green to bright oranges, yellows and reds. But when is that going to happen?!

The weather has been getting pretty cold at night, so it shouldn’t be too long. Actually, EnjoyIllinois.com has a handy Fall Color Report to keep tabs on when we can expect the leaves to change, which is helpful if you are planning a fall hike or getaway to enjoy the season.

According to the website, the second week of October, which is NEXT WEEK already (!!), will be prime fall color viewing time for we here in the Chicagoland area!

If you are looking for the BEST places to see the colors, sure, there are the popular joints like Starved Rock and the Morton Arboretum…but our listeners have told us some of the hidden fall color gems in the area! I’ve put them on this map for you to easily plan a trip!