There is something to appreciate about every season, but when it comes to autumn, it seems as if everybody has a favorite. For some, it is the crisp temperatures in the evening and for others, it is all of the activity leading up to the holidays.
There is one other big reason to love autumn, and that is the changing of the leaves. The beautiful colors that dot the landscape during the fall are enough to make anyone nostalgic for years gone by. It’s like the last hurrah before winter sets in.
If you find that you have a love of the fall colors, then you may want to incorporate it into your annual plans. People will travel for thousands of miles to enjoy the fall colors, but how do you know that you are making the right travel plans? You can use a fall foliage map because it can give you the guidance you need.
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The interactive map is located on the smokingmountain.com website. The co-founders of that site, David Angotti and Wes Melton, love the autumn time of year and want people to know what to expect when they visit that area and other areas. You can see the map on their website. Just use the slide bar at the bottom to select the date and you will see how fall is progressing across the country.
According to Yahoo! News, in a press release, Wes said: “The  predictive fall leaf map helps potential travelers, photographers, and leaf peepers determine the precise future date that the leaves will peak in each area of the continental United States.”
You should understand there are limitations to what the map can do. The tool is designed to show when the state may be at the “peak,” but it doesn’t provide a guarantee of what you will see. For example, some areas of the country don’t have many trees that will change colors. Areas such as the desert or South Florida appear as if they are changing colors, but in reality, it just has to do with precipitation levels and temperatures in those areas.
Use the map to your benefit but don’t feel as if it is a 100% accurate indication of fall colors. It’s just a guide to help you make your travel plans to see the colors in different parts of the country.SKM: below-content placeholder