From the end of September through the middle of November, Mother Nature puts on an incredible display of color across Missouri. Leaf peepers travel throughout the Show-Me State to see trees transition from deep green to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, copper and red. Before you hit the road for a fall trip, check out a few tips on how to make the most of your autumn adventure.
Where To Go
Fall color begins in the northern part of the state and gradually moves southward with peak color occurring in mid to late October. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a helpful fall color tracker that makes it easy to check the status of each region in the state.
Generally speaking, trees that are most exposed to direct sunlight during the fall produce more vibrant leaves. That’s one reason brilliantly colored foliage appears along the slopes of mountains and hills.
Visit one of the many fall festivals throughout the state to round out your adventure. And no road trip would be complete without some Missouri-made snacks to enjoy along the way.